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Difficulties During Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

Do you have hearing loss? You may not even know it. Hearing loss can be difficult to self-diagnose. All too often you can hear fine when speaking in quiet settings between another person, but struggle to hear in noisy settings such as crowded restaurants, bars, or concert halls. It can feel confusing when more than one person is speaking at …

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Celebrate World Hearing Day: Ear and Hearing Care for All! 

Did you know that March 3rd is World Hearing Day? The World Health Organization (WHO) organizes this global campaign to raise awareness about hearing loss. Nearly 1 in 5 people have some degree of impaired hearing in the United States. This means that nearly 15% of adults have hearing loss. Though it is common, hearing loss is often undertreated. Untreated …

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All About Digital Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is a common problem that affects millions of people around the world. For many individuals, hearing aids are an important tool for improving their quality of life. Digital hearing aids, in particular, offer a range of benefits that can enhance the user’s hearing experience. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what digital hearing aids are, …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

As we age, it’s common to experience changes in our hearing. For many people, this can lead to difficulties with communication and a decrease in overall quality of life. In fact, research has shown that untreated hearing loss can lead to social isolation, depression, and a range of other health issues. If you or a loved one has been experiencing …

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Treating Hearing Loss Might Improve Your Marriage

Nearly everyone has had at least one relationship that they believe would have been more peaceful if they could occasionally shut off the voice of their partner. And while that might be true in some instances, particularly youthful ones, hearing plays an important role in marital and relationship happiness. From a survey conducted of married people between the ages of …

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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

More than 30 million Americans live with hearing loss, one of the country’s leading chronic health conditions. Choosing to intervene in hearing loss has wonderful payoffs like sustained independence, greater connection and communication and increased confidence. Investing in hearing aids can even help to evade a dementia diagnosis down the road. There is an adjustment period that comes from any …

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All About Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

The types of hearing loss that arrive later in life are due to the natural aging process and excessive noise exposure. And while experts are sending out warning signals on hearing loss in youth due to excessive noise, age actually remains the strongest predictor of hearing loss. One-third of people over the age of 65 live with hearing loss while …

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Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

Bilateral hearing loss is when hearing loss is present in both ears. Like almost every other part of the body, absolute symmetry is hard to come by and our ears probably won’t have symmetrical hearing loss from one side to the other. Just as movement patterns result in uneven strength from one side to the other, our ears have also …

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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

As the clock winds down this year, a lot of us begin cobbling together our New Year’s Resolutions. If living a vibrant and mobile life is important to you, then adding healthy habits is certainly on your list. Just as important as your strength training program or your daily water goals is a surprising aspect of health you might be …

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A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

Our bodies were made to move, which is why so many articles and headlines trumpet the benefits of a regular exercise routine. Working out for aesthetic reasons is a thing of the past, and today’s fitness trends center around the promotion of exercise as a way to feel good rather than looking good. Unsurprisingly, the positive results found in incorporating …