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How a Heart-Healthy Diet Supports Better Hearing

A common saying is: “You are what you eat”. While this is debatable, the nutrients you do or do not receive from the foods you choose in your diet, directly affect your health and well-being. This becomes more true as we age. While many feel like they can get by with unhealthy eating habits when they are younger, these will …

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A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

About 48 million Americans today have some form of hearing loss in one or both ears. What’s more, it’s estimated that as many as 20% of teenagers have measurable hearing loss. It’s no secret that our modern world is noisy, but many of us don’t realize the extent to which long-term exposure to relatively low noise levels can cause hearing …

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Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

Have you noticed changes in your hearing? When you first notice some hearing loss, you might not think it’s a big deal. After all, you’re still managing to hear most sounds, and you only ask people to repeat themselves one or two times.  However, struggling to hear, especially during conversations, is impacting you more than you might think. For example, …

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What is Hidden Hearing Loss?

Have you ever experienced difficulties hearing in very noisy environments? You may be able to communicate when quiet spaces, but there may be times when you can’t quite make out what someone’s saying to you when there’s a lot of background noise. More than usual, you have to people to repeat themselves. Let’s say, after this experience, you suspect you …

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New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

Perhaps you can relate to this: you finally find a moment for peace and quiet from a busy and stressful day only to hear an inescapable ringing in your ears. You may try to search for the source but you are almost certain the sound is coming from your own ears. If this is you, then you are probably suffering …

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How Socializing Supports Your Health & Happiness

Growing older for many is a gift.  It is a culmination of years spent learning, evolving and developing skills and relationships. However, there are also many challenges, which present themselves in our later years particularly as our health becomes more frail. The more we can do to protect our health, the more we can rely on a healthy life for …

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Dietary and Lifestyle Changes Can Help Support Hearing Health

The CDC named hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the United States, which makes it very important to be aware of. Your age and lifestyle can dictate the risk.  However there are several lifestyle changes you can do to prevent or delay damaging your hearing, even at an advanced age. Hearing loss can strike no …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

Alzheimer’s disease research has made incredible strides toward understanding what makes a person more likely to develop the condition or another form of dementia. Indeed, without a cure or well-known treatment approach, we are left to rely on our knowledge of risk factors in devising preventative measures.  Those who have devoted their lives to this research deserve our appreciation, and …

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When to Take a Hearing Test

For some of us, the need for a hearing test can be undeniable. The strain to make out what is going on in a conversation or in the world might be more than obvious. However, some people, particularly those in the earlier stages of hearing loss, can have limitations they do not even realize. Our minds and bodies are remarkably …

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A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

Healthy diets are linked to countless health benefits. Not only do they help reduce the risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer but they are also linked to positive outcomes in mental health, as well. The quality of life benefits of healthy eating are abundant, ranging from shiny hair and strong nails to feeling energetic and mentally focused. …