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Don't Let Your Hearing Loss Hold you Back from Social Gatherings

Don't Let Your Hearing Loss Hold you Back from Social Gatherings

Hearing loss can often be a social deterrent since people with hearing damage often feel isolated and left out during conversations at parties and social gatherings. Noisy environments coupled with sounds of clinking cutlery and multiple conversations can often be a nightmare for those who are hard of hearing. If you have hearing loss, you no longer need to fret about staying away or wondering how you’ll fit in if you take these few simple steps.

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Getting Hearing Aids for the First Time

Getting Hearing Aids for the First Time

Your hearing examination results are back and it looks like you will be getting hearing aids to rectify your hearing loss. This can be an exciting time of your life but it can also make you nervous since it is a big change. First of all, congratulate yourself on taking proactive steps to rectify your hearing problem. Make sure you attend all your follow-up sessions with your audiologist and before you know it, you will be well on your way to getting back to the world of hearing once more.

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Hearing Problems Include Other Comorbid Health Problems

Hearing Problems Include Other Comorbid Health Problems

People are often unaware of the term comorbidity. All that this means is that there are more than one medical conditions present in a single patient. Hearing loss is often seen as a single medical problem, but it can actually be an indicator of other underlying health problems as well.

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Learning to Love Your Hearing Aids

Learning to Love Your Hearing Aids

We always think that we will never need hearing aids and that hearing loss is for anyone else but us. We all dread the feeling when we are unable to hear what people are saying all around us. Hearing loss can unfortunately occur at any point in life, and hearing aids can truly help you get back on track to hearing to the best of your ability.

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The Woes of Hearing Loss

The Woes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is no longer a problem of the elderly. We are constantly being bombarded by so many sounds in our daily environments that hearing loss is now a problem of young adults and even children.

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Teenagers with Hearing Loss

Teenagers with Hearing Loss

When people think about hearing loss, teenagers would be the last people to come to mind. However, recent research indicates that very soon, teenagers will outnumber elderly adults in terms of hearing loss.

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Contributors to Sensorineural Loss of Hearing

Contributors to Sensorineural Loss of Hearing

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most commonly diagnosed type of hearing damage. It accounts for at least 90% of all types of hearing damage. This particular type of hearing loss occurs when damage occurs to the inner ear, specifically to the cochlea or the neural pathways that transport sound impulses from the ear towards the brain.

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Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing Loss in Children

The loss of hearing at an early age can be a traumatic experience for any child. Hearing loss at any age can be difficult to accept, but for younger children the effects may be even severe since it interferes not only with their daily life but also hampers their ability to learn.

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Tinnitus and its Treatment Methods

Tinnitus and its Treatment Methods

Imagine having a constant, annoying ringing sensation in your ears that does not fade with time or place. People with this condition are known to suffer from Tinnitus. Some people with Tinnitus have a perceived hearing sensation of buzzing sounds; others hearing roaring or chirping noises with no external sound stimuli present.

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Hearing Loss of the Outer and Middle Ear

Hearing Loss of the Outer and Middle Ear

There are various types of hearing loss that affect millions of people today. Hearing loss that results from damage to the middle or outer ear is known as conductive hearing loss. This can involve injury to the ossicle bones within the middle section of the ear, the ear canal, and the observable part of the outer ear.

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Effects of Hearing Impairment on Movement

Effects of Hearing Impairment on Movement

Hearing loss not only affects our hearing, it also affects our general lifestyle. Recent research suggests that those with hearing loss tend to be limited in their capacity to be independent and mobile enough to move around local areas.

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Home and Hearing Loss

Home and Hearing Loss

As we all know, home is where the heart is. It is the place where we find comfort and security, the place where we can unwind and truly be ourselves. We think of our home as the safest place in the world, yet there are considerable hearing health dangers lurking around some of the corners at home which we need to be aware of.

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Social Withdrawal in Aging Adults Due to Hearing Loss

Social Withdrawal in Aging Adults Due to Hearing Loss

People tend to become more withdrawn and less sociable as they age. Recent research reports that these changes often occur due to a decreased sense of hearing, which can result in a sense of social isolation resulting in withdrawal from social situations.

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Appropriate Ear Cleaning Practices

Appropriate Ear Cleaning Practices

Ears have a remarkable way of keeping themselves clean which is why they need very little external cleaning from your side. The most common practice of ear cleaning is probably the most harmful one: inserting cotton swabs into the ears.

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Get Dad Something Different This Year

Get Dad Something Different This Year

You might wonder from time to time, “Can he hear me? Or does he pretend he can’t hear me?”

It might be time to give him the benefit of the doubt: According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, men between the ages of 20 and 69 are twice as likely to have a hearing loss as women are.

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Early Indicators of Hearing Impairment

Early Indicators of Hearing Impairment

People often take years before they realize that they have a hearing problem since hearing loss is a gradual process that develops over time. It is important to familiarize yourself with the early warning signs that can help identify hearing loss so that it can be treated in a timely manner.

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Give Mom the Gift of Better Hearing This Mother’s Day

Give Mom the Gift of Better Hearing This Mother’s Day

Moms are a busy bunch. Those duty-juggling, many-hats-wearing wonders cherish time for themselves. Whether on a walk, behind an easel with a paintbrush, or climbing a rock wall, those moments are even better when they can enjoy every sound. Is your mom — or a mom you know — not savoring the sounds of her life?

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Communicating with a Hearing Impaired Loved One

Communicating with a Hearing Impaired Loved One

It can be difficult to empathize with a loved one who has hearing loss, especially when your own hearing has no problems. This is why some audiologists can help you step into the shoes of the hearing impaired individual by playing a recording that imitates the hearing experience of the person with hearing loss. This can help you understand what your hearing impaired loved one is going through.

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Noise Deteriorates Hearing

Noise Deteriorates Hearing

When we think of leading a healthy life we never quite think about taking care of our hearing. Our sense of hearing is one of the things we generally tend to take for granted, and many times we do not even realize we have a hearing problem until it is too late. We live in a noisy world these days and are constantly bombarded with loud sounds that can damage our hearing.

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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Hearing loss is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide, yet most people tend to delay getting their hearing checked for approximately 7 years, even if they suspect that they might have hearing loss.

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Nutrition and its Effects on Hearing

Nutrition and its Effects on Hearing

People usually never think of their hearing when they think about food. They may think about obesity, diabetes, or even cardiovascular disease but seldom to people stop to think that our food habits can impact our hearing health as well.

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The Lifespan of Hearing Device Batteries

The Lifespan of Hearing Device Batteries

As a general rule, the batteries of hearing devices last somewhere between 2-14 days while the larger hearing aids that are non-wireless in nature can have longer lasting batteries. Digital hearing aids that can be connected to devices using the Bluetooth tend to have a much shorter battery life.

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