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Too often we tend to think about hearing in terms of loss. Indeed, once hearing in certain frequency ranges at certain volumes has been lost, it will not come back without assistance. Yet, focusing on the preventative healthy practices you can incorporate into your everyday life will help preserve the healthy hearing you still have. Some simple habits can preserve

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Taking steps to preserve your hearing can have a big impact on preventing hearing loss and increasing your overall health.  The most direct way to protect your hearing is to avoid loud and excessive noise exposure, but other lifestyle factors can play a role in keeping your hearing healthy. Stay informed about what choices in your life will have an

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For years there has been a well-established link between untreated hearing loss and an increased vulnerability to depression. By straining our ability to communicate with others and limiting our capacity interpret the sounds in our environment, hearing loss can drastically damage our sense of understanding others and, in turn, being understood ourselves. Concurrently, treating hearing loss as a means of

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Have you ever been out with friends and had difficulty following the conversation? Do you frequently have to ask your family to repeat things you didn’t catch? Even if you don’t have other signs of hearing loss, having trouble comprehending speech is an indicator of problems with your hearing and it can have serious repercussions for your health and quality

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As we age, we become more vulnerable to hearing loss. Significant hearing loss affects about one in four adults over age 65. By the time you age 75 that statistic doubles, with over half of seniors over age 75 experiencing significant hearing loss.  At age 80, 80% of the population has noticeable hearing disability. Age-related hearing loss, also called presbycusis,

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According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, “One in six Americans live with hearing loss that can range from mild to profound.” Even more, one in three people over the age of 65, 50% of people over the age of 75, and 80% of people over the age of 85 experience some degree of hearing loss.

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Living with hearing loss doesn’t mean sequestering yourself away from the rest of the world. Intervening in hearing loss opens up new doors after time spent ignoring or fighting hearing loss. Once you’ve decided to treat hearing loss, a buffet of great things to hear suddenly appears for you! Being in the world and enjoying the spice of life is

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Earbuds are everywhere you look. From the cheap drugstore variety to state of the art, noise cancelling earbuds, everyone has at least one pair. Children and young people use them for entertainment at home on the couch, or walking across town. We wear them on the commute to work, walking the dog, and at the gym. We even use them

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After the entire process of choosing hearing aids, selecting the perfect make and initial fittings are over, what’s next? Some people might head back out into the world thinking that they’ve flipped a switch and normal healthy hearing levels will be automatically restored. This isn’t typically the case at first, and as such, a few recommendations for befriending your new

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Experiencing a change to your hearing can be an unsettling or painful thing, and it often is your best indicator of a potential hearing problem. Some hearing conditions are temporary or reversible, while others may be caused by permanent damage, but all hearing issues are easier to treat the sooner you seek help for them. Here are some of the

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