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Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing 

Earbuds have become an essential item. Whether it is listening to music, a podcast, or talking on the phone; earbuds are a common way we can conveniently listen to audio. While these portable items are easy to use and allow us to listen and have our hands free, they can be risky for hearing health. Earbuds are actually a source …

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All About Digital Hearing Aids

Much has changed in the decades since hearing aids entered the lives of those with hearing loss. Gone are the days of clunky, analog hearing aids. Today’s market not only offers sleek, digital options but also has a multitude of options for everyone’s taste and style. Let’s start by looking at the technology, what exactly is the benefit of digital …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a complex condition that is not always fully understood. There are many possible causes and the cause can impact how the hearing loss presents itself. Even when looking at a single symptom, such as difficulty communicating, there can be various reasons for the problem. Let’s look more into these possible causes and why they can cause communication …

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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

When we think of excessive noise most of us think of a loud concert or live sporting event. We may even remember that car or air show we went to one time. But the truth is that noise affects us every day. From traffic sounds to kids playing, we are often surrounded by more noise pollution than we realize.  What …

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Start your New Year with Better Hearing!

Happy New Year! It’s the season for change, what resolutions have you made for you and your family this year? Most of us make some kind of health related goal for the New Year from healthy eating to increasing movement, but what about hearing? You may have noticed after spending time with loved ones this season that it’s time to …

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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aids have come a long way in the past few decades. What many considered to be clunky and unappealing devices in the past, are now sleek, small, and highly advanced pieces of technology. In fact, there are even “invisible” types of hearing aids that are nearly impossible for others to see. Furthermore, the size and style are not the …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

Hearing loss is a common condition among older adults however oftentimes, there is a delay in treatment. This delay could be from a reluctance to accept changes in hearing from aging or it could simply be that the changes are so gradual that the hearing loss goes unnoticed. Regardless, untreated hearing loss can impact more than most people realize. Cognitive …

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

With nearly 37 million Americans now living with diabetes, understanding the care and management needed to prevent complications from the disease has never been more relevant. Complications can range from heart and kidney disease to vision and hearing loss making controlling your diabetes crucial to your long term health.  Diabetes and Hearing Loss Hearing loss can have many causes. In …

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Understanding Tinnitus

What is tinnitus? If you’ve ever experienced a ringing in your ears, you may have had tinnitus. Tinnitus is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Though it can be annoying, tinnitus is usually not a pressing health problem. In most cases, tinnitus goes away on its own. However, if you have severe tinnitus or if it persists …

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Brain Exercises Could Help you hear in Noise

Hearing loss is a common condition among older adults, furthermore treatment of age-related hearing loss can be an issue for many as well. What many may not know is untreated hearing loss can lead to cognitive decline. Understanding how these are linked can help with early detection as well as prevention and treatment. What is auditory deprivation? Auditory deprivation is …