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Watching TV with Hearing Aids

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Approximately 50 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Whether you or a loved one has some difficulty hearing, you’ve probably noticed that the TV volume has been creeping louder and louder. After all, the speakers are on the other side of the room, and even mild hearing loss can make it extremely difficult to hear the TV. On-screen …

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A Link between Tinnitus, Anxiety, and Sleep Issues

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If you hear a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans experience tinnitus in one or both ears. Tinnitus is closely linked to anxiety, and can also cause sleep issues. Here’s more information about tinnitus, how it is linked to anxiety and sleep disturbances, and what you can do about it. What is Tinnitus? …

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Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

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Hearing loss can have a profound impact on your life. If you’re living with untreated hearing loss, you have a hard time following conversations or enjoying time with loved ones. You may choose to stay home from social events, and you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves over and over again. Hearing loss also has a huge impact on …

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Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss

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The effects of hearing loss go beyond hearing capacity. In addition to impacting hearing health, hearing loss can take a toll on other aspects of a person’s life.  Recent research has highlighted that untreated hearing loss can contribute to memory loss and psychological distress. To further understand and effectively treat hearing loss, it is important to be aware of the …

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5 Tips for Successful Virtual Family Reunions

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Are you planning on connecting with family and friends virtually during the upcoming holidays? Like many aspects of life this year, more social gatherings are moving online. Virtual reunions are a great way to connect with others and can still allow people to share quality time. As you plan your virtual family reunions, there are a few new factors to …

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Athletes and Hearing Loss

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One of the most common misconceptions about hearing loss is that it results from aging and only impacts older adults. When in fact, 1 in 8 people – above the age of 12 – have some degree of hearing loss in one or both ears. Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions, affecting over 40 million …

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When to Take a Hearing Test

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Noticing changes in your hearing is important. Whether your hearing is changing slowly and gradually or a hearing change happens suddenly, it is important to respond to these changes when you first notice them and get a hearing test. A hearing test can help catch hearing issues when they are most easily treatable. In hearing loss cases caused by infections …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

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Scientists have identified many factors that can influence one’s chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease (a common form of dementia). Perhaps not surprisingly, those secondary risk factors are all linked to a person’s body’s overall general health. Fortunately, by maintaining a few habits in your life, you could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in the future. Let’s take …

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A Healthy Diet Can Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

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We are all familiar with the many benefits of healthy eating: more energy, preventing the development of diseases, a strong immune system etc. In addition to this, a healthy diet can also lower the risk of hearing loss! Hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition that over 40 million people navigate on a daily basis.  One prevalent …

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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

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A new hearing loss can be a frightening and disorienting discovery, and denial is a common refuge for those who find themselves experiencing it. It takes an average of seven years for a person to seek treatment for their hearing loss- an unfortunate statistic that we can only hope will change in the coming years. The impulse to pretend there’s …