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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Many people think of hearing loss as a condition that affects seniors. While hearing loss affects one in three people over 65 and half of those 75, a younger generation is living with hearing loss. Noise exposure threatens to damage the hearing of younger people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 40 million Americans ages …

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Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids’ Ears

It may surprise you the sounds we hear every day which actually put your hearing at risk. In fact, one teenager recently discovered that the hand dryers in most public bathrooms reach decibel levels which can cause hearing loss permanently. The Risk of Hand Dryers You most likely would never expect something as common as hand dryers to be an …

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Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis people over 45. It is a degenerative disease of the bones, causing them to become weak and brittle. Over time your bones can become so fragile that a minor fall that you could have bounced by from in your youth can cause bones to break. Even a minor stress such as bending over, …

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Do you struggle to hear people in your life? It may seem you are having to ask people to repeat themselves more often than not, and while you may attribute it to having background noise or an individual who mumbles, it’s more likely it is hearing loss.  It is common to be in denial of hearing loss. While this condition …

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Sensitivity to Sound As We Age

Many people, especially as we get older, have difficulty understanding talks in noisy environments. Do you find it difficult to tune out background noise? According to a recent study, it could be a problem with your aging brain rather than your ears. Neuroscientists at Western University in Canada discovered that our brains become more sensitive to noises as we age …

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When to Get New Hearing Aids

It is possible for those who have become accustomed to wearing hearing aids to forget you are wearing them at all. After years of use, you may be pretty comfortable with the amplified sound offered by your existing hearing aids, and you might not even notice the times when they leave you wanting more.  Hearing aids tend to be a …

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Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

In the past three decades, hearing aid technology has grown in leaps and bounds. In 1996 hearing aids crossed a major threshold with the launch of the first all-digital hearing aid. Using digital sound processing has opened the door for modern hearing aids to make sound amplification more nuanced and adaptable than ever before. Now, we find ourselves on the …

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Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most undertreated chronic health conditions in America today. Untreated hearing loss is often seen as a minor and ignorable health concern, and many people procrastinate when it comes to seeking care for their hearing. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss is far from benign and often exacerbates a wide range of associated health conditions, known as …