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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Are you one of the 48 million people in the US affected by hearing loss? Even if you are in active treatment of your disability, it can still be frustrating at times to communicate and follow conversation. While hearing aids can make it exponentially easier to connect and communicate it can’t cure hearing loss. However, there are certain ways of …

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COVID-19 and Tinnitus – Are They Related?

If you experience ringing or buzzing in one or both ears, you may have tinnitus. In my other article, I discuss the different causes and treatments for tinnitus. The purpose of this article is to investigate research that links COVID-19 to tinnitus.  Analyzing The Facts  In a systematic review of hearing-related symptoms post-coronavirus published by the International Journal of Audiology, …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. This month people around the globe are working tirelessly to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month aims to reduce the stigma surrounding dementia and encourage seniors to seek treatment. Did you know that hearing loss has been linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s, and anyone struggling to hear has a higher risk …

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All About Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition that causes a ringing in the ears. Without any external input. Tinnitus noises differ from person to person; they are unique “”head sounds.”” A surge of air, a roar, a clicking, cracking, pop, whistling, or, in some rare occasions, music has been experienced.  Tinnitus affects some people for only a few minutes, while others with chronic …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

Few jobs, careers, and life choices are less selfless or more honorable than those who choose to defend us and our country by joining the military. We care deeply about each and every one of the men and women who have chosen to enlist in the armed forces. We all know that veterans have paid an extremely high price for …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention projects that 40 million U.S. adults ages 20 to 79 have NIHL. The good news is that unlike some forms of hearing loss, NIHL can be avoided by understanding when you are at risk for it and modifying your behaviors. Understanding the effects of this condition and how to prevent it can improve the …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

If you are part of the workforce and deal with some sort of hearing loss, you are not alone. In the United States, hearing loss is the third-most common chronic physical condition. It is estimated that 12% of the U.S. workforce has hearing difficulty and about 24% is caused by occupational exposure. Hearing loss caused by exposure at work is …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Now that Summer is in full swing, many of us are starting to think of travel plans. Traveling can be equally exhausting as well as exhilarating. It’s a wonderful treat to go to new places or reconnect with old friends and family, but overall, it will undoubtedly go smoother when you are prepared. If you use hearing aids, then this …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

The sense of hearing is an important way we safely navigate roads while driving. Hearing sharpens spatial awareness and alertness which is critical for your safety and the safety of others. Being able to readily identify hazards, emergencies, and car troubles that may develop on the road are all essential aspects of driving that hearing facilitates. This includes being able …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

It is important to know that there is an adjustment period with hearing aids. Unlike a pair of glasses that instantly enhance your vision, it takes the auditory system time to adjust to hearing in new ways. You will likely experience sounds that you haven’t heard in quite some time. The brain has to get familiar with processing these new …