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A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

Your Hearing Health is Fundamental to Your Overall Health  It is common knowledge that a healthy diet & regular exercise are essential to your health. Though everyone knows this, maybe people fail to understand how essential health is to contentment. It is only common sense that basically everything eventually depends on feeling good within your body. And it is common …

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A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

The Numbers Many people are stunned to learn exactly how common hearing loss actually is. Less than three out of every 1,000 births in the U.S. results in congenital hearing loss. But because hearing loss most frequently comes on gradually as a result of accumulated damage, more and more people suffer from it as they age. Specialists estimate that around …

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Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

From blaring sirens to pounding jackhammers to the roar of a cheering crowd, we have all come to accept that exposure to potentially hazardous volume levels is just a normal part of our every day lives. When we leave our homes, so much is beyond our control. And many of us invest our lives into careers that come with risks …

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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

This is Simple to Imagine It is not alarmist, but perfectly realistic to call the consequences of not treating hearing loss extreme. Many people fail to recognize that they are even suffering from hearing loss until they are well on their way to enduring its accelerating and compounding consequences. When you first begin to recognize hearing loss, but have not …

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Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

Obviously Hearing Loss Creates Stress Disabling hearing loss is so much more common than people think. Partly this is because it is an invisible disability: you cannot tell that someone suffers from hearing loss by looking at them. Partly this is because it is not often accurately portrayed in popular culture. Of course this is a chicken and egg situation, …

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This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

The American Diabetes Association recognizes November as American Diabetes Month November is annually recognized by The American Diabetes Association to be American Diabetes Month. It is a chance to remind people of the vast impact of diabetes & to educate people about its prevention & management. It is an epidemic. There is no cure. But there are resources to lessen …

Chronic Tinnitus, Anxiety and Depression

What is Tinnitus? Fifty million Americans, almost one in six, live with tinnitus. Tinnitus is the incessant sense that you are hearing a sound that is not actually present in your environment. This sound is most often described as “ringing in your ears” but those who suffer from it describe it in a multitude of manners: roaring, whistling, buzzing, hissing, …

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Why You Should Talk about Hearing at Your Next Physical

Hearing Loss: The Big Picture It is likely that most people would be shocked to learn just how common hearing loss truly is and just how damaging its consequences really can when it is left untreated. Studies estimate that almost 40 million Americans cope with it, over 13% of all people 18 years old and above. That makes it more …

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How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

Some forms of hearing loss are unavoidable. Although researchers and specialists are seeking solutions to age-related hearing loss, otherwise known as presbycusis, they have not found a way to prevent, stall, reverse this condition. Other forms of hearing loss, however, are preventable. One key form of hearing loss that you can prevent is noise-induced hearing loss. Although this type of …

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Know Your Rights: Hearing Loss, Accessibility & Public Spaces

If you have hearing loss or hearing impairment, you have a right to a variety of services and accommodations in public spaces. Whether you find yourself going to city hall, an educational institution, or another publicly funded space, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires these public spaces to provide accommodations for your needs. Just what accommodations are available? You …