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Is Hearing Loss Affecting Your Work Life?

July 20, 2021

Hearing loss impacts your job in subtle but profound ways. It makes it more difficult to conduct daily activities and complete certain tasks and can even affect your wages or salary. Hearing Loss on the Job Communication barriers: Hearing loss makes it difficult to communicate with your coworkers and employers effectively. Untreated hearing loss can lead […]

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How the Pandemic Highlighted Hearing Loss

July 8, 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak proved especially challenging for people with hearing loss. Remote healthcare appointments and the use of masks reinforced the importance of clear communication and how its absence can prove disastrous for people with hearing loss. The Importance of Facial Expressions A statement can be received very differently depending on whether it’s delivered with a […]

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How Exercise Can Protect Your Hearing

June 28, 2021

Regular exercise provides a wealth of health benefits. You can improve your mood, sleep habits, and physical and mental health with a good exercise regimen. But did you know it can also protect you from hearing loss? Cardiovascular Health and Hearing Loss Numerous studies have shown that hearing loss is directly affected by poor cardiovascular […]

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Protect Yourself from Swimmer’s Ear

June 17, 2021

Also known as Otitis externa, Swimmer’s Ear is an infection in the canal between the outer ear and the eardrum. It occurs when water containing bacteria is left in the ear after swimming or bathing. Symptoms Mild: Slight irritation in the ear Redness in the ear canal Some physical pressure or discomfort Colorless discharge Moderate: […]

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Can Stress Cause Hearing Loss?

May 14, 2021

Busy schedules, work, family, health concerns. The sources of stress are endless, and stress can wreak havoc on your physical and mental health. But did you know it can also lead to hearing loss? Stress and Hearing Loss Hypertension: Stress causes your body to release hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Those chemicals can cause high […]

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Apps Provide Easy Access to Auditory Training

May 10, 2021

Hearing exercises on apps allow you to conduct auditory training at home. Like aural rehabilitation, auditory training is intended to help your brain learn to identify and localize sounds. That’s especially important if you have hearing loss. How Hearing Exercise Apps Help Auditory training is typically used with people who are new to cochlear implants […]

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Allergies Affect Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

April 28, 2021

When allergy season starts, it’s time to amp up your hearing aid care routine. Allergens like pollen, pet dander and mold can accumulate in your ears and on your devices. How Allergies Cause Hearing Loss Your immune system produces antibodies called histamines to combat allergens. Common allergic reactions include: Congestion Sneezing Runny nose Itchy or […]

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How Hearing Loss Affects Veterans

April 12, 2021

The brave men and women who served our country are at a higher risk for developing hearing loss and tinnitus than the civilian population. Those conditions affect how our veterans interact with the world around them and negatively impact their ability to communicate and socialize. Tinnitus After Military Service Tinnitus is the most common service-related disability. It’s characterized by […]

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When Should I Schedule a Hearing Test?

March 18, 2021

About 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, but about 15 million of them avoid seeking treatment. The often-imperceptible progression of hearing loss causes may people to seek hearing treatment too late. Signs of Hearing Loss The following are common signs of hearing loss and are reliable indicators that it’s time to schedule a hearing test. Trouble […]

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Common Misconceptions About Hearing Loss

March 10, 2021

You’ve likely heard or read something about hearing loss that isn’t true. Dispelling misconceptions helps raise awareness about the everyday effects of hearing loss. Let’s take a look at some popular hearing loss falsehoods and the truths behind them. My Hearing Loss Isn’t That Bad Hearing loss usually occurs gradually over time. You’re not likely […]