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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition affecting at least 45 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and it makes it quite difficult to concentrate at work, at school, and with friends and loved ones. It is a condition where there is a persistent ringing in your ears that only you can hear. Tinnitus does not …

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Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

There are nearly six million people between the ages of 18 and 44 in the United States who are experiencing hearing loss. It is commonly understood that hearing loss only affects one thing: a person’s ability to hear. Scientists have spent a lot of time, energy, and resources documenting the other effects hearing loss has on a person’s entire wellbeing. …

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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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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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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 …