An Epidemic of Untreated Hearing Loss

What do you associate with the word ‘epidemic’? Perhaps you think of influenza or the spread of a deadly disease. But it would seem unlikely that the first thing to spring to mind is hearing loss. However, hearing loss impacts health in much the same way other health problems do,

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All about Hearing Aid Batteries

A hearing aid needs a reliable supply of power, and that comes from a battery. Most hearing aids operate on a zinc-air battery. This type of battery is inactive until you peel off the protective sticker and expose the back of the battery to air. Once exposed, the battery turns

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Sensorineural Hearing Loss

There are different types of hearing loss.  Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear.  It can also be caused by damage the nerve pathway from the inner ear to the brain.  It is the most common type of permanent hearing loss.  It usually cannot be

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5 Myths About Hearing Aids – Busted!

It’s natural for people to want to look good and feel great. However, hearing loss can prevent a lot of people from being their personal best. Not being able to hear properly can make you feel aloof and lonely. This is where hearing aids come to the rescue. They make

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Hearing Loss Exhaustion

Hearing Loss Exhaustion Has your hearing loss ever left you feeling drained? Has just trying to adjust to a difficult social situation ever left you so tired and frustrated that you walked out of the room? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you aren’t alone. You are

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Hearing Aids Have Gotten Smaller Over the Years

A common reason people give for not wearing a hearing aid is they don’t want other people to see it. They have the mistaken perception that only older people wear hearing aids. This is not true. Young people, even children, wear hearing aids! Hearing aids have dramatically decreased in size

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Is Smoking Bad for Your Hearing?

There’s no shortage of reasons not to smoke or to quit if you already do. Lighting up increases your risk for heart disease and lung cancer, and places you at higher risk for other health problems as well. What you may not realize is that smoking can damage your hearing,

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Brain Training to Better Hearing

Our hearing is like Legos. The fun lies in creating, dismantling, and then creating anew. This provides hours of fascination for young and old alike, and accounts for the enduring popularity of these toys. Why the Brain is like Legos Did you know our hearing, or more accurately, our brain,

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Hearing Aids and Cell Phone Use

Cell phones represent an opportunity to stay in touch with friends and family. Gone are the days of a once weekly phone call, rationed out on the basis of cost. The move away from landlines to the flexibility of a cell phone package means that friends and family can call

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Otosclerosis and Hearing Loss

Not all hearing loss is related to age or noise; while these are both common problems, being a white, middle-aged woman perhaps places you at an increased risk of a condition called otosclerosis. What Is Otosclerosis? Otoscelrosis is a hearing impairment caused by abnormal remodeling of bone in the middle

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