Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

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What causes hearing loss? Most of us think we know the answer – after all, it’s obvious, isn’t it? It’s either age or exposure to loud noise. Loud jobsites and recreational activities are the main sites of exposure to noise that could lead to hearing loss. Gun shots, jet engines, jack hammers, and rock concerts are all notoriously loud. You’ve … Read More

The Effect of Hearing Loss on Relationships

Hearing loss has many consequences that reach far beyond missing some high frequency sounds like the birds chirping outside or the grandkids playing downstairs. It impacts your ability to talk on the phone or follow conversations in noisy environments. Those with hearing loss often report feelings of social isolation, withdraw from social situations, and struggle with anxiety over meeting new … Read More

When to Update Your Hearing Aids

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When to Update Your Hearing Aids   For people who wear hearing aids, you know how hard your devices work! They accompany you throughout your day, day in and day out. Today’s hearing aids are undeniably sophisticated electronics: they are jam-packed with features to amplify sound and provide you access to the world around you. If you’ve been wearing hearing … Read More

New Study Reveals that 1 in 8 Workers Has a Hearing Loss

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Think about your work day – did you ask your colleagues to repeat themselves? Did you have to shout to be heard? Did your ears hurt or did you experience brief gaps in hearing clearly on your way home from work? All of these signs could indicate that you work in a loud environment. If you work in an ostensibly … Read More

Tips for Driving with Hearing Loss

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For the average American, hopping behind the wheel is something we take for granted, but driving safely is extremely important to your own well-being as well as those around you. While you might not think twice about driving to the supermarket to pick up a few things for dinner, for someone with hearing loss driving safely can be a challenge. … Read More

Employment Accommodations for Workers with Hearing Loss

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Did you know that approximately 60% of the American workforce experiences hearing loss? Hearing loss is the third most prevalent medical condition in the United States, affecting approximately 48 million Americans. For people over the age of 65, one in three experience hearing loss, while 50% of those over the age of 75 experience hearing loss. At the same time, … Read More

Over the Counter Painkillers Linked to Hearing Loss in Women

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When you’ve got an ache or a pain or a fever, what do you usually take? There are so many over the counter pain relievers available on the market, and most of them are quite effective, whatever your ailment. At the same time, did you know that regular use of pain relievers could potentially increase the risk for hearing loss … Read More

What to Do If You Lose Your Hearing Aids

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What to Do if You Lose Your Hearing Aids   We’ve all experienced that nagging feeling that we’re forgetting something, but it may not come to us right away. Did I forget to turn off the stove? Did I close the garage? Wait – why does everything sound so quiet all of a sudden? Like all small things in our … Read More

How to Include Everyone in Holiday Cheer

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The holidays are here again, and there is an abundance of things to look forward to. Christmas lights brightening the city streets, festive music, good food, great conversations, and of course: holiday parties! But for someone with hearing loss, holiday parties can sometimes cause stress and feelings of discomfort, as it becomes even more difficult for them to follow conversations … Read More

Common Noises that Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

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People keep talking about hearing loss from daily living, and the need to protect your hearing. You don’t work in manufacturing or construction, and you don’t drive a motorcycle, so you should be fine, right? How do you know what sounds cause hearing loss, or when something loud is too loud? And isn’t hearing loss something you only have to … Read More