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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 …