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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

If you or someone you love has hearing loss, hearing aids can be a remarkable tool to improve communication ability and to enable the enjoyment of the natural soundscape. Yet, too many people with hearing loss resist getting the help they deserve.  One of the most common reasons a person might not get hearing aids can feel insurmountable to loved …

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All About Hearing Protection

If you have made the choice to use hearing protection, you are already ahead of the curve. Too many people neglect to use hearing protection while they are working or taking part in recreational activities that can do harm to their hearing. The threshold of potentially dangerous hearing situations might be much lower than you realize, as well. Even something …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

One of the benefits of hearing aids is that they enable you to hear no matter where you are. Whether you are taking a walk in the forest or doing your shopping through the town square, hearing aids make it possible to engage with others easily and clearly and also to enjoy the soundscape of the natural world. However, one …

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A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

The benefits of exercise are innumerable, reaching far beyond the basics of weight loss and preventing heart attacks. When we move our bodies, we are able to improve blood flow to systems of organs that promote our wellbeing and general health. Did you know that the ears are among the organs that can benefit from exercise? Let’s take a moment …

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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

Some of us know without a doubt that we have hearing loss in both ears. With similar levels of noise exposure over a lifetime it only makes sense that both ears would suffer similar levels of damage over time. However, others can tell that only one ear has serious hearing loss or that the degrees of hearing loss are quite …

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Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

In the classic science fiction series Hyperion by Dan Simmons, future human beings come into a fraught relationship with artificial intelligence. Without any “spoilers,” the interests of humans and these artificially intelligent beings come into conflict, and future humans are faced with a crisis regarding their continued use of technology and these fictional entities with seemingly infinite information processing potential. …

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Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss

If you have a loved one with hearing loss, you might know that other problems tend to crop up, as well. Perhaps your loved one is struggling with memory issues, experiencing psychological distress, or struggling to participate in outdoor activities. It is difficult to know if these conditions are related to hearing loss or are simply happening on their own. …

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Athletes and Hearing Loss

Think back to the last time you were at a large sporting event. What was your experience upon leaving? If your team won, surely you left with a feeling of elation and cheer. If your team lost, you might remember walking out feeling disappointed and eager for a rematch.  However, one more sensation is common upon leaving a professional sporting …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

As we get older, it can seem like more of a challenge to engage in social activities. Not only is it a hassle to get to and from events, but our energy can sometimes make it feel like it’s not worth it to attend. As friends and loved ones move away, we might find ourselves hesitant to make new connections …

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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 …