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How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

We know we are supposed to eat healthily and stay active for our health, but did you know that includes your brain as well. Brain health is as much connected to our overall health as our heart, lungs, muscles, and bones. The brain is an amazing organ that controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger, and …

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Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects 1 in 8 people (30 million people or 13% of the population) in the US between 12 and 69 in both ears, based on standard examinations. However, a hidden hearing loss is much rarer. Experts estimate that sudden hearing loss, described as sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) strikes between one and six people per 5,000 every year. Even so, …

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What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss?

Do you struggle to hear out of one ear? It could mean you have a single sided hearing loss. Also known as unilateral hearing loss, it’s a condition which effects around 60,000 in the US. Even so, even more common is bilateral hearing loss, affecting one in eight people in the US, equaling approximately 30 million people or 13% of …

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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with hearing loss and you are looking for the right pair of hearing aids, it can feel overwhelming. There are so many styles and features, it can feel overwhelming choosing the right one for you. Fortunately, we are here to help. It’s our job to know the world of hearing aids in and out! We …

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All About Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

Living with hearing loss can be a challenge, even with the perfect pair of heairng aids. It can still be a challenge to hear what people are saying to you and may take extra focus. However, with the right accommodations, it can make all the difference between successful communication and confusion. It may be a matter of asking people to …

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A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

Do you like to exercise? It can be difficult to start a routine but once you do, you can enjoy all the benefits such as reducing your risk of heart diseases, managing blood sugar levels, improving mental health, keeping your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age, improving quality of sleep and reducing risks of falls. Now a …

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Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

It’s a noisy world out there and the way things keep going it just keeps getting louder. There is more traffic construction, constant loud music around commercial venues, fans, generators, compressors, and mills. Even in your own home and those of your neighbor’s television sets boom, music blasts from stereos, while vacuum cleaners, fans, and coolers, washing machines, dishwashers, lawnmowers roar …

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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! 

Hearing loss is often underestimated in its severe effect on life. It’s more than just simple misunderstandings. It can quickly affect the relationships in our lives from family and friends that seemed they would never go anywhere to even romantic partnerships.   Hearing loss does not occur in a vacuum. If your hearing is affecting you, there is a good chance …

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Headaches, Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

A migraine is a severe headache condition affecting millions of individuals worldwide. It triggers neurological symptoms which become increasingly debilitating. Some people experience other associated symptoms like light and noise sensitivity, vision disturbances, or even cognitive troubles.  Migraines may seem harmless at first, but they can seriously affect your quality of life, and research finds they may even lead to …

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The Global Cost of Hearing is a Surprising Number

Hearing is a practical sense, and damaging it can lead to a lack of comprehension, difficulty understanding speech, or difficulties communicating in person.  The cost of hearing loss has been seen in public data, and it’s staggering. The CDC estimated that 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss. That means approximately 15% of the American population is either …