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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 …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

It is estimated that more than 40% of people over 65 face hearing loss, but only a quarter of that number wear hearing aids. What is the reason for this discrepancy? The fact is that hearing loss is often gradual, and most people might not even be able to identify that they are experiencing it. Some are concerned that by …

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Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

It’s the start of a brand-new year, and an exciting time to set new goals and improve yourself! We all have that New Year’s resolution list and probably somewhere in there is getting healthy in the upcoming year. That may include losing weight, quitting smoking, working out more, and incorporating a healthier diet.   If you’re someone resolving to be …