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Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Earbuds have become a popular way to listen to music and podcasts. Wireless earbuds are convenient when exercising or going for a walk. But even if they are everywhere, they are also more dangerous to our health than we realize. A 2015 World Health Organization study found that earbud use increased between 1994 and 2005 by 75 percent. That study …

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Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing loss often presents unexpected challenges and living with hearing loss may mean you have to adapt your everyday routines to better serve your hearing. Living with hearing loss often requires extra attention when it comes to navigating new spaces, participating at school or work, driving and even leisure activities like hanging out with friends. It isn’t surprising that hearing …

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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech month, and it’s a perfect time to learn more about hearing loss. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is comprised of audiologists, speech pathologists, scientists, and researchers, who use Better Hearing and Speech Month as a time to talk about communication disorders. Hearing loss is a communication disorder that makes it difficult to hear family …

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Everyday Activities That Harm Your Hearing

Most of us know to avoid extremely loud sounds, as they can easily cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). A person who works in a factory, or runs a jackhammer for a living, is probably conscientious about wearing ear protection on the job. Employers who require employees to spend time in dangerously loud environments are also required to run training sessions …

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The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

The number of hearing loss sufferers in the United States is rising gradually. The number of hearing-impaired people in the US has increased from 31.5 million to 48 million since 2005. Often known as Late-Onset Hearing Loss (LOHL), acquired hearing loss occurs after birth. It can happen from an illness or an accident at any time. If more of us …

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Everyday Activities that Could Cause Hearing Loss

Most of us take hearing for granted. We don’t think about what a precious gift it is. However, our ability to hear relies on the health and proper functioning of our ears. Unfortunately, the cliché that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone is all too often true. We often do not realize how important hearing is to …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s disease is a disabling form of dementia that affects 5.8 million Americans, with a new case emerging every 65 seconds. This sweeping cognitive disease most typically emerges with aging populations over age 65, but around 1 in 30 cases of the condition develops before 65 with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Most associated with memory problems, Alzheimer’s disease is marked by symptoms …

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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Ringing, buzzing, clicking or a strange constant tone. For some it is a high-pitched constant hum for others it can be a screech as loud as a chainsaw. Some have said it is a pulsing sound in the ear that seems to time itself to every heartbeat.  However you describe it, tinnitus is annoying. For some it is occasional bouts, …

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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Untreated hearing loss means a part of your life starts to go silent and just slips away. You miss out on parts of conversations, start skipping social engagement because it’s frustrating to process what you can barely hear and before you know it – you’ve insulated yourself from the frustration. But you have also isolated yourself and that’s not a …

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Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

We all need to be able to be able to overcome difficulties in communication. Having some knowledge and strategies in place when conversing with a person suffering from hearing loss is also necessary. In this day and age, we are experiencing a public health issue of great concern when it comes to a population that has hearing impairment issues. It …