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Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

September is regarded as World Alzheimer’s Month on a global scale. This month, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Few people are aware that Alzheimer’s disease and hearing loss are related. Numerous recent research suggests that untreated hearing loss can increase your risk of dementia …

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Undertreated , Undiagnosed, Age-Related Hearing Loss

You have to agree that some things change as you get older. Getting older means we encounter more issues with our bodies. Over time, our joints can get stiff and painful, and even our skin can begin to sag. But we don’t have to accept these changes as part of getting older. We can do many things to help ourselves …

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Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

Have you ever wondered what causes hearing loss? Most people assume that hearing loss is caused by exposure to loud noises at work or the normal aging process. While it’s true that noise exposure and age are common causes of hearing loss, there are a few strange causes of hearing loss you might not know about.   Airbags Airbags are …

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Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Do you want to enjoy summertime fun and still have an exceptional hearing? You can! Summer maintenance for your hearing devices is slightly different from your winter routine, but with these tips, you can keep your devices in tip-top shape and still enjoy all your favorite summertime activities. Keep the sweat off You’re probably sweating more than in the winter …

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How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

The brain is one of the most complex organs in the body, and it’s also one of the least understood. As people age, their brains naturally slow down, but new research put out by several journals suggests that there may be a handful of ways older adults can preserve cognitive function.  Here are four lifestyle factors that seem to have …

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Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

Thanks to the great strides of the last decade, the technology and tools we use in our daily lives have become more advanced and powerful. Our phones, tablets, and the like have become integral to our lives at work and home. These machines offer longer battery life and smaller size for mobility to keep up with our faster-paced lifestyles. But …

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Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed hearing loss. These are largely distinguished by what causes the hearing loss. The ear is divided into three primary areas: the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. Conductive hearing loss involves the outer and middle ear while sensorineural hearing loss occurs in the inner ear. It is …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Times have truly changed when it comes to the truths of hearing loss. Today we see that it is considered a public health crisis spanning entire demographics of the United States. Our lifestyles change and the trending technology that has become a part of our daily life has impacted all of our senses. We can watch movies on a phone, …

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Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

Most stories about hearing loss are about conditions that start at birth or abilities that change naturally as we age. But hearing loss can also happen quickly, which is called sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). When hearing loss comes on suddenly, time is of the essence. Hearing can be made healthy again with the proper treatment. Unfortunately, not many people …

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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Do you struggle to hear when someone’s speaking to you? Can you hear the phone ringing and your spouse calling to you from another room? If you have hearing loss, you know that it’s affecting communication. Even simple conversations lead to misunderstandings, and you have to ask for clarification at least once.  Maybe this doesn’t seem like a big deal …