Our Hearing Health Blog

When you think of a hazardous workplace, noise probably isn’t the first thing that springs to your mind – yet, dangerous noise levels are one of the most common workplace health issues. Noise exposure can contribute to permanent hearing loss and, in a vicious circle, hearing problems can limit your ability to perform your job safely and well.   On

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The start of May marks the beginning of Better Speech and Hearing Month, an annual awareness event stewarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (also known as ASHA). All month long this May, ASHA is promoting hearing and speech wellness under the theme “Communication For All”. At Hearing Spa of Florida, we know the value of empowering communication through hearing healthcare.

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 Anyone with hearing loss will recognize the following scenario. Someone with a voice that is difficult to hear engages you in conversation. Maybe this is a child or a person with a soft voice. As soon as this person begins to speak, you know that a problem is on the way. You can see a mouth moving and observe body

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Hearing loss is a physical problem, but the body and mind are tightly linked. Many aspects of social and psychological health are connected to physical health, and hearing is no different. The connection between hearing loss and poor mental health is one way to think about this connection. Hearing is a crucial element of our mental activity, linking audible stimuli

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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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