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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

When was the last time you were in a crowded place like a bar or restaurant out with friends? Has the noise ever been so loud that it is hard to hear what another person is saying?  Sometimes, you might stop the speaker to ask them to repeat themselves, but eventually you just begin to smile and nod and pretend …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

[Just like other medical devices, hearing aids are an investment in your overall health. People who suffer from hearing loss are usually concerned with the expense. However, not taking the leap to invest in hearing aids can cost more in the future. If you look beyond the price tag, and consider the necessity of the improvements hearing aids can bring …

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Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Unlike most disabilities, hearing loss is invisible and can occur gradually, making it hard to detect and label as a concern. If you’ve ever spoken to someone who seemingly misinterpreted or ignored what you just said, or kept asking you to repeat yourself, they likely had some measure of hearing loss. The facts are staggering: 48 million Americans have hearing loss and …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

We are now in an age of constant communication. It’s easier to talk to your relatives and friends across the globe than ever before. We connect to people and the world around us with video chats, texts, jokes, conversations over dinner parties, short chats when we run into one another at the supermarket, and so on. The foundation of any …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

If you suffer from hearing loss you have two choices: take control and address the problem or ignore the issue and accept the consequences. Often, avoiding the problem will only lead to a slow withdrawal from your friends, family and the rest of society, as keeping up with conversations becomes increasingly difficult. You may have any number of personal reasons …

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In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

[World Hearing Day is just around the corner. On March 3rd this year, be sure to Check Your Hearing! Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and to promote hearing health care across the globe. This year, the main focus is to draw attention to the importance of …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

[Plenty of people have preconceived notions on hearing loss. More likely than not, these preconceived notions are inaccurate and are rooted in misconstrued societal stigma. It is not until we ourselves experience hearing loss or someone very close to us does that we fully understand the far-reaching impacts of it. For those who know someone with hearing loss, may it …

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The Link Between Your Medication, Hearing Loss, and Tinnitus

Ototoxicity is caused by a drug or chemical that damages the nerves in your inner ear and vestibulocochlear nerve, which affects hearing and balance. Many prescribed and over-the-counter medications can be ototoxic and can cause or contribute to tinnitus or hearing loss. It’s highly beneficial to your hearing health to note which medications do this in order to discuss different …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

For those first experiencing hearing loss, it could be a scary and tumultuous time. You may feel like you want to keep it to yourself and not seek help due to various social stigmas. In fact, it takes people who first experience hearing loss seven years before they seek out professional help. The downside of this is that the longer …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

While new experiences await on your next travel destination, traveling with hearing aids can be challenging for people who experience hearing loss.  Here are four tips to help you plan for your next travel experience with your hearing aids. Research and Prepare For Your Needs Before selecting your travel destination, research and familiarize yourself with accommodations, local area resources, and …