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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How Long Does It Take to Adjust to a New Hearing Aid?

When you first get a hearing aid, you’ll become aware of sounds you haven’t heard for a long time – not just voices, but background noises as well. It takes time and patience to train your brain to filter out the extraneous background noise like a clock ticking, the sound

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Coming to Terms with Hearing Loss

From lawn mowers and leaf blowers to traffic and the TV, the world is noisier than it used to be. This is all the more annoying because you don’t cope with noise the same way other people do. For example, when in a public place, you struggle to hold a

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What Causes Ear Wax to Build Up?

Ear wax, known medically as cerumen, serves a useful function – it helps keep dirt, bacteria and other debris from reaching your ear drum. It’s normal to have a certain amount of ear wax in your ear canals. You don’t want your ear passages to be completely devoid of this

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