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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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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

People sometimes assume hearing loss is solely an issue with the ears, but in reality, it is far more than that. Hearing loss has a profound effect on your brain, and living with untreated hearing loss often leads to a rapid cognitive decline. When the brain’s auditory centers produce fewer inputs, you will start losing cells that aren’t being used. …

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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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Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Hearing loss has been around for thousands of years, but the hearing aid technology which gave us the hearing aids were only introduced in the last century. In the past, people have tried different methods of how their hearing can be restored. Some believed in crazy rituals, but others have used science and technology to introduce new ways on how …

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Treating Tinnitus with Meditation  

Approximately 50 million Americans have experienced the phantom sounds of tinnitus according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is estimated that less than 16 million people seek medical help for this condition, the number one disability among veterans returning from conflict. Tinnitus can be a maddening and debilitating condition, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” …

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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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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

At Pacific Hearing Care, we want to take a moment to acknowledge that September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, which is a larger group of disorders that impair mental functioning. The relationship between untreated hearing loss and dementia is important to highlight, and it gives us an opportunity to shed light on …

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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 …