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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

Anyone with hearing loss will recall a time when communication became an issue. Perhaps it was a question that was not heard and went unanswered or a key piece of information that was not received. When these moments of miscommunication occur in our homes and close relationships, they can be a nuisance or frustrating. However, when these communication mistakes take …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

We are all very much in need of connectivity and belonging. Such successful experiences improve our subjective well-being and bring greater satisfaction in life. They are crucial in maintaining our relationships, too. Effective communication is a critical element of meaningful social interaction. People often confuse contact with talking, and this is the underlying cause of why many of these same …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

No matter what happened in 2019, January presents a great new start! A promise to go to the gym more often, contact family more regularly and eat a little healthier. Perhaps you will have a regular medical exam, see your dentist more often or check your vision. We want you to add another resolution to the list here at Pacific Hearing Care – take an …

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Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

Stress is a fact of life, and many Americans find themselves trying to cope with stress in their everyday lives. High levels of stress are linked to numerous health problems and long term, chronic stress can even cause hearing loss. But stress that can cause hearing loss is nothing to ignore. Here’s some information about stress and hearing loss and …

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Why are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is incredibly prevalent, with 15% of people age 18 and over in the United States reporting some kind of trouble hearing. As you might imagine, those numbers increase in older ages, with 50% of those age 75 and higher experiencing disabling hearing loss. With a condition that is so common, one might wonder why some people are ashamed …

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Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss?

Recall the last time you were in a very loud environment, perhaps a noisy restaurant, a fireworks display, or a live music event. When you returned to the quiet of your home, did you notice a ringing sound that persisted? That high-pitched sound that remains in your ears after exposure to loud sounds tends to go away within a few …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

Innovations in medicine have made the unthinkable possible. Not long ago, one might not have imagined that transplanting new organs into the body would have been performed successfully, but medical professionals have been able to perform these actions with great success. Innovative treatments for serious conditions, such as cancer, have made it possible to live a full and healthy life …

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

Have you recently had a struggle to communicate with a loved one? Of course communication struggles can happen for countless reasons, some of them relational, others having to do with the environment. However, some problems in spoken conversation can’t be attributed to the social situation or the place in which the conversation occurs. It is quite possible that your struggle …

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Chronic Tinnitus and Links to Anxiety & Depression

Recall the last time you attended a very loud concert, sporting event, nightclub, or even busy restaurant. Do you remember the experience of trying to go to sleep at the end of the night? If the noise at that event was loud enough, you might have had a lingering ringing in your ears after you left, even making it difficult …

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Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can take place for a number of reasons. Many people incur hearing loss as part of the natural process of growing older. Without the ability to “blink” our ears, they are inundated with sound from birth through death. These remarkable organs are sensitive to an astonishing range of sound, and it is incredible that they function as acutely …