Tired of Hearing Loss

Tired of Hearing Loss

Imagine trying to make do with bits and pieces of sounds here and there throughout the day. You want to laugh at a joke but you never heard it. You want to respond to a colleague but you never quite heard what they said. You want to participate in a conversation but you cannot hear the responses clearly. Hearing loss does this and much more on a daily basis.

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The Myths Surrounding Tinnitus

The Myths Surrounding Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the phantom ringing of the ears, which occurs in 1 in every 5 people in the United States. It can be temporary or permanent, and can affect anyone at any point in their lifetime. Unfortunately, there are several myths surrounding the nature of tinnitus and its treatment methods, which is why it is important to gain reliable and valid information about it.

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Traveling in Airplanes with Tinnitus

Traveling in Airplanes with Tinnitus

You may have heard that constant ringing sound within your ears even though there is no such auditory stimulus present in your environment. This might mean that you have tinnitus, which can be triggered due to several factors and environmental situations. One of these factors may be traveling via airplanes.

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Using Hearing Instruments

Using Hearing Instruments

Hearing aids are tiny devices with monumental benefits. Hearing aids provide improved hearing abilities for those with hearing loss, yet are so simple to use. Rarely do we stop and think about the way in which these tiny miraculous devices work.

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Motivations to Help Get Your Hearing Tested

Motivations to Help Get Your Hearing Tested

Hearing loss affects 40 million people in the United States. This makes it a very common health condition, which means that you do not need to feel shy about admitting to your hearing loss. It is sad that people with hearing loss wait for as long as ten years before they finally decide to get help for their condition. There are several reasons why you need not wait that long.

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Know Your Limits When it Comes to Your Music Volume

Know Your Limits When it Comes to Your Music Volume

We are constantly surrounded by electronic gadgets on a daily basis. Be it our smartphones, our ipads and other tablets, or our personal audio devices, we are constantly plugged in both physically and mentally. This constant contact with loud volumes while listening to our favorite music or watching our favorite movies can be detrimental for our hearing.

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We Live in a Noisy World

We Live in a Noisy World

From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed at night, our ears are subjected to various levels of sound, whether we are aware of it or not. Most of the time, the sounds we hear are filtered out so that we only pay attention to the sounds we need to respond to. The problem is that the noisier our world gets, the more noise pollution occurs and the higher our chances are of getting hearing loss.

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Permanent Hearing Damage Resulting from Ear Infections

Permanent Hearing Damage Resulting from Ear Infections

Ear infections are a generic name given to any ailment that affects the ears, but in medical terms they are called otitis media. These infections are common both for children as well as adults and usually result from other secondary infections and viruses, be it sinus problems or influenza. You may be surprised to learn that even teeth problems can cause ear infections!

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Active Ears Can Cause Sleepless Nights

Active Ears Can Cause Sleepless Nights

Have you ever noticed how sleepy you are throughout the day, while you always seem to have trouble falling asleep at night? It’s the most paradoxical thing, and yet it is a common occurrence in America. Almost 40% of Americans report having insufficient sleep, which results in massive costs in purchasing sleep aids and other sleep-related accessories each year.

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Popping Ears during a Flight

Popping Ears during a Flight

Taking a flight on your next vacation? You may be all too familiar with the feeling of clogged ears during take-off and landing when you travel in an airplane, which results in a subsequent popping sensation in your ears that brings instant relief. You may not know why this actually happens but it is nice to be aware and prepared so that you can feel more comfortable during your next flight.

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Summer Time Might be Rough on Your Ears

Summer Time Might be Rough on Your Ears

Summer is finally here! This means loads of exciting activities that you may have planned for you and your family. Even though summer means fun in the sun, it can also be difficult on your hearing. People often take care of their skin and focus on remaining hydrated during the summer months, but most people neglect their hearing. A few precautions can help protect your ears so that you can have a fun summer without suffering any hearing damage.

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A Strong Heart Means Happy Ears

A Strong Heart Means Happy Ears

Hearing loss can sometimes be an indication of an underlying cardiovascular disease. Research shows that those with a heart problem have a 54% chance of having hearing loss as well. Keeping your hearing functioning optimally can also help protect your heart, and vice versa.

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Hearing Protectors Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing Protectors Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is an irreversible damage to the ears, which is why people are currently investing in protecting their ears through hearing protectors. Loss of hearing not only impairs one of our most essential and basic senses, it can also contribute to a myriad of other health problems such as cardiovascular, cerebral, digestive and other ailments.

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Maintaining Your Hearing Devices

Maintaining Your Hearing Devices

Hearing devices like any other device are prone to the wear and tear of daily use. As such it is important to take good care of them to maintain their optimum auditory abilities. This includes daily cleaning as well as regular maintenance services to rectify any malfunctions.

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Exploring how Tinnitus Affects People at an Emotional Level

Exploring how Tinnitus Affects People at an Emotional Level

Millions of people in the United States suffer from tinnitus at some points in their lives. Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a buzzing, ringing, or hissing sound in your ears without the presence of any external stimuli. Research suggests that people with tinnitus tend to have a different emotional processing system than those with regular hearing. Tinnitus was found to be linked with higher levels of stress, irritability, and even more severe psychological problems like anxiety and depression.

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Mobility Problems for those with Hearing Impairment

Mobility Problems for those with Hearing Impairment

People who love to take a quick break to get some donuts or a cup of coffee may not realize how challenging these seemingly simple tasks might be for those with hearing loss. We cannot switch off our sense of hearing, thus it is difficult to realize what it is like to NOT be able to hear on a daily basis. Problems faced by the hearing-impaired have been studied worldwide.

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Travelling Abroad with Hearing Impairment

Travelling Abroad with Hearing Impairment

Hearing loss is a challenging problem in and of itself, but the challenges increase once you decide to travel to a foreign country where native speakers speak a foreign language. In such situations it is important to practice good listening habits so that you can communicate effectively, despite your hearing problem.

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Head Shadow Effect

Head Shadow Effect

The sensation of sound comes from our ability to distinguish the source of the sound based on the variation in the volume of sound perceived between both our ears. This phenomenon is known as the Head Shadow Effect.

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Depression Due to Hearing Loss

Depression Due to Hearing Loss

Hearing loss damages not only one of the major senses of the body, but also results in other detrimental effects. Over time, the constant strain to decipher speech and try to fit into fast-paced conversations can result in a sense of feeling left out or isolated. You may begin to withdraw from social situations and ruminate on your hearing loss as you struggle to remain an active member of the household conversations.

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Protecting Your Brain from Hearing Loss

Protecting Your Brain from Hearing Loss

Recent research indicates that hearing loss has an impact on cognitive abilities. The Columbia University Medical Center conducted a study that tested the cognitive functioning of hearing impaired elderly adults through the use of cognitive tests. The results indicated that elderly adults who use hearing devices have a higher score than those without hearing aids.

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Hearing Loss Impacts Relationships

Hearing Loss Impacts Relationships

Hearing loss is a significant problem not only to the one undergoing it, but also to those who have a close relationship with the one suffering from it. Untreated hearing impairment can have a negative impact on relationships due to the lack of effectiveness in communication that results from hearing loss.

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Hearing Loss From Cold Weather

Hearing Loss From Cold Weather

Cold weather can affect your hearing and your health overall. With some precautions you can protect your body and overall health. Winter is here and with winter come colder temperatures and the potential for wet weather and greater exposure to sniffles and coughs.

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Bringing New Life Into Your Old Hearing Devices

Bringing New Life Into Your Old Hearing Devices

Hearing device users are fully aware of the significant improvements in their standard of living as a result of their hearing aid use. Hearing aids, being electronic in nature, tend to face certain difficulties occasionally which necessitate their renovation or substitution. To avoid costly repairs or time-consuming replacements, it is best to educate yourself with these simple methods of extending the lifespan of hearing instruments. The most basic factor that a lot of users tend to overlook, is maintaining the cleanliness of your hearing device.

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Better Hearing Aid Center

Better Hearing Aid Center

During your hearing exam we will do a thorough evaluation of your hearing as well as ask you a full set of questions about your hearing expectations, activity level, and budget and will recommend the hearing aids which are right for you.

Golf and Hearing

Golf and Hearing

Hearing loss is commonly known as a problem for the elderly. However, new research indicates that sports such as golf may pose a threat to your hearing at a younger age than you imagined. Hearing impairment often results over an extended period of time of being exposed to loud noises.

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Holiday Help for Hearing Loss

Holiday Help for Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be an embarrassing thing to admit to and people often pretend as though they have no difficulty in hearing or deny their hearing impairment when confronted with it by loved ones. Family gatherings during the holiday season can be a wonderful, festive time but can also be stressful for those with hearing loss.

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Deciphering Your Hearing Test Results

Deciphering Your Hearing Test Results

You may have had a nagging sensation that you are facing some sort of hearing difficulty. Do not delay and take a hearing test with an audiologist today. After the hearing test, you can discuss your test results with your hearing aid specialist who will help guide you and enable you to choose the right hearing aid option for you. Take a moment to understand what your hearing test results truly mean.

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