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Links between Hearing Loss & COVID19

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has changed the way we interact in the world. While in the US the spread of the virus is slowing down, we are constantly in question of how long this will last, leaving us wondering if this is the new normal. We are continually learning more about this virus and its long term effects on …

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A Connection between Hearing Loss, Depression, and Dementia

If you suspect you have just a little bit of hearing loss, you may not believe it to be a big deal. However, ignoring the issue now can create serious problems later on in life. Especially as you approach your golden years. Now a new study finds that those with moderate to severe hearing loss are up to 5 times as …

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How Hearing Loss Treatment Can Lessen Loneliness

It can be a joy to have time alone to work, focus and relax. However, when feelings creep in such as sadness or disappointment around being alone is when these feelings become loneliness. It is normal to have these feelings from time to time but when these feelings become excessive, and interfere with daily living, is it a serious health …

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How Quitting Smoking & Lowering Blood Pressure Could Support Healthy Hearing

Our hearing ability is not isolated to the ears. In addition to the auditory nervous system linking with the brain, hearing ability is part of a broad network of connections within the body. Take, for instance, the heart. Although the heart is an individual muscle in the chest, its ability to push oxygenated blood throughout the body means that it …

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Even a Mild Hearing Loss Contributes to Cognitive Decline

For many years now, rigorous research has been underway into the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline. At a statistical level, we know that this connection holds up. Those who have untreated hearing loss are much more likely to develop dementia than their counterparts who do not have hearing loss. Furthermore, those who do develop dementia are more likely …

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Why Do Masks Make it Difficult to Communicate?

The year 2020 witnessed a global shift to wearing personal protective equipment, including facemasks, and that necessary precautionary measure was inconvenient for many reasons. As we know all too well, wearing a facemask can make it feel uncomfortable to breathe, exercise, and talk to others. The effects on our skin and ears add to the discomfort of these necessary protective …

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How Often Should I Get a Hearing Test?

48 million people in the US could benefit from treating their hearing loss. While it is an issue that begins in the ears, the communication issues which arise affect mood, mental health and physical safety. Hearing loss is permanent, but it can be treated effectively by various methods, depending on the severity. A recent study reported that about 30% of people …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

It’s time to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month! Every May we join professionals around the world to raise awareness about communication disorders. The theme for 2021 is “Building Connections” and we’re here to help you do just that. Hearing loss can make it harder to connect with loved ones, but hearing aids can help you hear clearly and strengthen …

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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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Tips for Video Calls and Group Chats for Hearing Loss

In this new era of video calls and group chats, many new challenges present themselves. Lagging audio, freezing video, crosstalk, and connection outages can make our communication frustrating and ineffective from time to time. However, the benefits of being able to see and hear our colleagues, friends, and loved ones have enriched our lives in many ways as well, particularly …