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Certain Workplaces Pose a Higher Risk of Hearing Loss    

Loud noise is a common cause of hearing loss. One time or consistent exposure to loud noise can damage the auditory system – the sensory system for hearing. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 22 million people…

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

September marks World Alzheimer’s Month. Did you know that treating hearing loss can help reduce the risk of dementia? According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, there are 55 million people living with dementia globally. This is expected to rapidly increase, reaching…

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Do you ever find yourself in a noisy restaurant or bar, with loud music blasting and multiple people talking at once? It’s no surprise it’s hard to hear when it’s this loud! At first, when you can’t hear someone, you…

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How Hearing Loss Treatment Can Lessen Loneliness

It’s common to feel lonely from time to time, especially as we age. When we are younger, relationships are forged at school and work. We also tend to have more energy and more mobile. However, for older adults, many barriers…

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Musicians and Hearing Loss

Our favorite music, whether R&B, pop, classical, heavy metal, or avant-garde, not only gives us a sense of joy- but it can also be incredibly nourishing for our health in a report from the NorthShore University System, “Research has shown…

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How Music Can Help Shape the Future of Hearing Health

When art and technology converge, we often find health and wellness at the intersection. Such is the case with the latest innovations in music technology through the use of “wearables” or “hearables.” As audio becomes increasingly integrated into our daily…

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Challenges with Hearing Speech in Noise – an Early Sign of Dementia?

What are the early signs of dementia? We can think of some of these early signs as direct evidence of memory and cognition issues, including a struggle to remember details or to put together comprehensible ideas in a conversation. Another…

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Watching for Early Signs of Hearing Loss

With approximately 37.5 million Americans having some form of hearing loss, it should come as no surprise that someone in your family might need to get a hearing test. As the years go by, the percentages of people with hearing…

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Headaches, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss or tinnitus, it is quite likely you have had serious headaches, as well. How can you tell if that headache is unrelated to hearing loss and tinnitus or if the conditions are connected? A recent…

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The Global Cost of Hearing is a Surprising Number

How valuable is your hearing? This question is difficult to answer, because many of us take for granted our hearing ability. We tend not to put a high value on things we expect to have, even if they are very…

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How to Become an Audiologist

Of the many careers in hearing-related fields, audiology is on the rise. You might be curious how audiology differs from other professions, such as an otolaryngologist, otherwise known as an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist, or the other hearing…

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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Each year, we set aside the month of May to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association chooses a theme, and this year we will consider how hearing assistance is “Connecting People.” If you have someone in…

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