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Improving Communication with Your Family

In Family and Relationships by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Hearing loss can cause breakdown in communication, and it may have a considerable impact on your quality of life if left untreated. It may boost feelings of social isolation because the condition makes it more challenging to communicate. It can cause withdrawal from social interactions when individuals discover that it is too hard to express yourself in large, loud settings. …

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Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

In Lifestyle by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Exposure to loud noise is a leading cause of hearing damage. The long-term results will cause permanent loss of hearing. The human ear is complex. Three parts, outer, middle, and inner ear work in synchronization to detect sound waves. We risk losing our hearing by not taking the proper precautions to protect it. Noises Responsible for Hearing Loss Have you …

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Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Loss Prevention by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Earbuds and headphones are used extensively these days. It seems like everyone has it, and it is used to listen to music and to hear the person calling on the other line. However, using it over and over for longer periods would pose a serious threat to your hearing. Your hearing can be damaged if you are not careful, and …

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Hearing Loss & Fatigue

In Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Hearing loss is a condition that is estimated to affect 48 million people in the United States alone. There are multiple causes of the fatigue that present themselves when you must cope with hearing loss in the everyday world. Taken together, they can deliver a knockout punch, creating a “perfect storm” of struggle, stress, anxiety, and depression than can cause …

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Everyday Activities That Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Loss Causes by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

It’s a world of wonderful noises and things are just getting louder around us as more and technology and stimuli fill our daily lives. The noise of modern life causes permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don’t even suspect they’ve experienced a loss. Up to now, it’s been suspected that work-related noise has been the culprit behind most …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign observed annually in September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 will mark the 8th World Alzheimer’s Month.  With a new case of Alzheimer’s developing every 68 seconds, at this current rate, specialists project that the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 …

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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

In Tinnitus by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most of us, as we grow older. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 …

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The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

The number of people with hearing loss in the United States is steadily increasing. Since 2005, the number of hearing impaired people in the US has increased from 31.5 million to 48 million. If people can understand how an acquired hearing loss occurs, perhaps they can take the steps to avoid such conditions. An acquired hearing loss is an injury …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

In Dementia, Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Hearing loss and dementia are both common aliments of aging individuals but did you know that individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss are up to five times as likely to develop dementia? According to several major studies, older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, compared to those with normal hearing. What’s the Link? …

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Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

It is true that the signs of hearing loss often increase as people grow older, but it is not true that only old people experience hearing loss. There are nearly six million people in the United States between the ages of 18 and 44 who are experiencing hearing loss. There are many causes of hearing loss. Some of them are …