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Exposure to Loud Noise During a Work Shift Can Harm Your Hearing

We don’t always want to go to work but it’s how we feed ourselves and support our families. In the best case scenario, our work even defines us and inspires what we do. Regardless, most Americans spend a large portion of their life working – eight hours or more, often five days a week, year-round. With this often comes exposure …

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This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

Do you feel tired, more than usual? This time of year, that’s totally normal, as the days grow shorter and cooler. However, if you are also struggling with blurry vison or extreme and regular thirst, it could signal diabetes or even prediabetes. Currently 37 million people in the US have diabetes and the numbers keep rising. One in five with …

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Studies Show that Hearing Loss Can Worsen Tinnitus

Ever start to drift off to sleep only to be confronted with a mysterious ringing in your ears that seems to be coming from nowhere? This is tinnitus, a condition which effects 50 million people in the US, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. While some cases recede after some time, it’s estimated that 20 million report …

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How Prevalent is Hearing Loss in the US?

Do you have hearing loss? You may and not even know it. Hearing loss is more prevalent in the US than many of us would suspect. Not only is it common but often misunderstood. It’s important to understand how hearing loss works, how to prevent it and what to do if you are one of the many Americans who deal …

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If I Can Still Hear, Is It OK to Put Off Getting Hearing Aids?

If you are in your 40’s or 50’s you may be experiencing the first signs of hearing loss. It can begin with struggling to hear a family member when they are talking in the other room. You may find the need to turn up the volume on the TV, or have receptionists or waiters repeat themselves especially if you’re in …

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A Link Between Migraines, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

If you suffer from migraines, you know how excruciating they can be. Migraines are not normal headaches! They are neurological diseases that involve nerve pathways and chemicals. Changes in brain activity affect blood in the brain and surrounding tissues, and can cause a range of symptoms including severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, often on one side of the …

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Study on Dreams in People with Hearing Impairments

Some people go all places while they sleep and wake up the next day with vivid memories of all the places they’ve traveled while others awake without any memory at all. For those who remember, they might not only remember the often seemingly nonsensical string of events, but emotions, feelings, sights, smells, and sounds. It’s common to hear voices, ambient …

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New Studies on Hearing Loss and Dementia

Do you have hearing loss? If you have been ignoring it could be far worse than simple misunderstandings. Unaddressed hearing loss can lead to a wide range of symptoms from chronic depression, loss of self-esteem, a higher risk of accidents leading to hospitalization, and cognitive decline. If this wasn’t alarming already, several significant studies have found a strong link between …

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Protect Your Hearing while Using Headphones

HEADPHONES  Headphones are ubiquitous in our modern world. We use them for taking phone calls in public or listening to music on a run or during our commute. There are endless variations of styles and price ranges making them a nearly universal accessory. It is imperative, however, that we form safe habits in regards to how we use them.  The …