How Do I Know If My Child Has Hearing Loss?

How do I know if my child has hearing loss?

If you’re the parent of a young child (or even a not-so-young child), you’d be familiar with the constant worry and anxiety that comes with being responsible for the survival of a little human being who likes to run on the road and lick power outlets. To add to the

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The Top 6 Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

Just about 3 children out of 1,000 in the US are born with hearing loss in one or both ears.  And nearly 15% of school age children between the ages of 6 and 19 have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss that occurs earlier in a child’s life can

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Time to Spring Clean Your Hearing Aids

Well it is that time of year again. The birds are coming back to town. The grass is starting to green again. And the blooms are starting to sprout on the trees. Spring is in the air and it sure does feel good. With all this lovely weather comes spring

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Types of ITE Hearing Aids

Far from uniform, hearing aids come in two basic types (in the ear and behind the ear), and a range of styles within these two types. If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, a hearing instrument specialist will help fit you with one of these types in a model and

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What is Tinnitus?

Have you ever experienced a humming, a buzzing or another strange sound in your ears when there is nothing around to create it? If you have experienced this, it could be tinnitus. Tinnitus is a condition that makes a person hear noises, even in silence. It is often described as a ringing-in-the-ears sensation, but can manifest in the

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The Leading Causes of Hearing Loss in 2016

Many people consider hearing loss to be a condition that only the aging population suffers from. However, contrary to popular belief, hearing loss is a physical condition that can occur at any age. The number of young people that suffer from hearing loss has risen since 1988, according to a

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Hearing Loss and Falls

Did you know that each year 1.6 million older people in America attend hospital ER departments because of a fall. In fact, for older adults falls are the most common reason for hospital admissions due to fractures or trauma-related injuries. This is a frightening statistic, even more so if you

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Are you Overly Sensitive to Sound?

Hearing problems are not strictly limited to difficulty with hearing. Some people suffer from over sensitivity to sound, which causes them to startle easily or find normal noises painful to hear. If you find everyday sounds like the rattle of cutlery against a plate intrusive and uncomfortable, you may be

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Tips to communicate effectively with hard-of-hearing individuals

Shockingly, there are over 360 million people worldwide who suffer from hearing loss or deafness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is a condition that not only affects a person’s hearing, but also emotions in the form of anxiety and depression. Feelings such as depression and anxiety can

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