Enjoying Festivities despite Hearing Loss

Enjoying Festivities despite Hearing Loss

People with hearing loss often shy away from social gatherings and events involving large crowds. Hearing loss can be an isolating and embarrassing condition and people with hearing loss often feel uncomfortable and out of place being unable to hear what is going on and constantly having to ask others to repeat themselves. You no longer need to avoid your next family event just because of your hearing loss. Read on to see what you can do to enjoy yourself without worrying about your hearing problem.

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Advantages of Getting Hearing Aids

Advantages of Getting Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is a common problem in America. Unfortunately, only 20% of those with hearing loss wear hearing aids; this means the majority of people with hearing loss are left untreated. It can take an average American a decade before they finally seek help for their hearing loss, and lack of treatment puts them at several health risks.

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Safety in the Face of Hearing Loss

Safety in the Face of Hearing Loss

People with hearing loss are often unaware of the dangers in their surrounding environment, simply because they are unable to hear it. Be it the sound of a car stopping in your driveway in the dead of the night, or the sound of breaking glass as a burglar breaks your window pane, untreated hearing loss puts you and your loved ones at risk of terrible danger.

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Loss of Hearing Impacts Your Brain

Loss of Hearing Impacts Your Brain

Hearing loss is the third most common health condition in the United States, with 1 in 3 people affected by it between the ages of 65-74. By the time you are 75 and older, you have a 50% likelihood of having some form of hearing loss! With hearing loss increasing in such alarming numbers, it is important to learn more about how it affects us.

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Exploring the Ringing in Your Ears

Exploring the Ringing in Your Ears

Tinnitus is the medical term given to the ringing, popping, whistling, or buzzing sensation that occurs in the ears in the absence of any external stimuli. Even though tinnitus is not a serious medical condition in and of itself, it can be very annoying and can also be indicative of other underlying health problems.

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The Lifespan of Regular Hearing Devices

The Lifespan of Regular Hearing Devices

Hearing aids really do change our lives for the better, but we are often plagued with the thoughts of having them suddenly stop working. Like every other electronic device, hearing aids too are prone to the daily wear and tear of life and can sustain damage which can require repair or replacement.

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Hereditary Hearing Loss

Hereditary Hearing Loss

Research has found that there are around one hundred genes that have been linked to the development of hearing loss in its carriers. Even a simple mutation of any of these genes can trigger hearing loss. These genes are either predominantly present in newborns, or tend to develop shortly after birth.

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Batteries for Your Hearing Instruments

Batteries for Your Hearing Instruments

Hearing aids are great tools that can help you get the most out of your hearing experience. Unfortunately, they use up batteries quite quickly, especially if you use special features such as Bluetooth. Batteries play a crucial role in your hearing aid’s health, so let’s take a look at the best options available in the market for them.

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Tinnitus Can Affect Children

Tinnitus Can Affect Children

Tinnitus is known as the ringing or buzzing sensation of sound within the ears in the absence of any such sound signals in the environment. It is commonly believed to be a condition that affects adults only, but recent research indicates that 1 in every 30 children may be experiencing tinnitus that may interfere with their daily functioning.

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Threats to Hearing Aids

Threats to Hearing Aids

Hearing loss becomes a thing of the past once you get hearing aids. With proper care and precaution, your hearing aids can help improve all aspects of your life for the rest of your days. Take good care of your hearing aids so that they can take good care of your hearing needs.

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Hearing Loss Matters

Hearing Loss Matters

Hearing loss has recently been declared as “a significant public health concern” by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This increase in awareness will help bring about changes necessary in order to effectively address the needs of those suffering from hearing loss.

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Catering to Balance Issues in the Elderly Population

Catering to Balance Issues in the Elderly Population

Hearing loss is a common problem that is faced by older adults in America. Not only is our auditory system affected by hearing loss, but damaged hearing can also adversely affect our sense of balance. This is why it is a good idea for older adults to get hearing aids to deal with hearing loss in order to avoid the risk of sustaining injuries due to falling.

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Protect Your Ears to Protect Your Hearing

Protect Your Ears to Protect Your Hearing

When it comes to preserving your hearing, prevention is always best, since there is no cure for hearing loss! Hearing aids may help you hear again, but they will not restore your hearing back to normal. This is why it is important to take auditory protection seriously so that you can avoid hearing loss later in life.

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Music to the Ears

Music to the Ears

Music can relieve the mind and soothe the senses. Nine out of ten Americans listen to music recreationally, which should tell you just how popular it is as a mode of relaxation. Music can help you forget the bad times and remember the good times.

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Enjoying Television Programs Using Hearing Aids

Enjoying Television Programs Using Hearing Aids

Hearing loss may cause you to be wary of watching your favorite television program, even with closed captioning, but thanks to hearing aids, you can now enjoy your favorite show with ease. You no longer need to constantly rely on other family members to tell you what your favorite character just said. You can use your hearing aids to get a fabulous viewing and hearing experience.

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Protecting Hearing Devices during the summer

Protecting Hearing Devices during the summer

We all look forward to the warm days of summer, with their promise of sunlit days and schedules packed with fun outdoor activities. Unfortunately, for those with hearing aids summer can be a challenging time since it increases the number of detrimental factors that can cause hearing aids to malfunction. This is why it is important to be aware and take necessary precautions to protect those handy hearing aids before going all out this summer.

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A Simple Cold May Cause Hearing Loss

A Simple Cold May Cause Hearing Loss

The American Lung Association recently reported that an average American adult gets as many as four bouts of the common cold every year. Common colds are notorious for causing congestion as well as ear infections. Repeated cases of ear infections resulting from common colds may lead to hearing loss over time.

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