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Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the symptoms that people have problems understanding and accepting, especially when contrasted with heart illness or impaired vision. Americans wait for an average of seven to ten years between the time they first notice changes in their hearing and the time they finish a hearing evaluation. Following the first test, many patients continue to put …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is a terrible form of dementia that slowly destroys a person’s memory, ability to think, and way of acting. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, can’t be cured, but some medicines and treatments can slow its progress and lessen its effects. Scientists have only found a disturbing link between hearing loss and the risk of getting …

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This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month is in November, and it brings attention to how much diabetes is hurting the health of Americans. Also called American Diabetes Month, the focus is on making healthy changes and lowering the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Diabetes affects more than 30 million people in the United States. It hurts them physically, emotionally, and socially, costs …

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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

More than 45 million Americans struggle with tinnitus which makes it one of the most chronic health conditions in the U.S. While anyone can develop tinnitus, some are at a higher risk, and one of those risk factors is hearing loss. Another risk factor is noise exposure. We can help with hearing loss, and we also can help with custom …

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Hearing Loss – Cognitive Decline

Cognitive decline has long been an early indicator of dementia, the sixth leading cause of death in this country. So it makes sense that we should be vigilant of anything that might compromise our brain functions. That’s why we should start looking at hearing loss. Even adults with a little hearing loss are at a higher risk of dementia, and …

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Communicating with Your Loved Ones who Have Hearing Loss

One in five Americans is living with hearing loss, so there’s a good chance you know someone who struggles to hear. A close friend or family member is probably hard of hearing, but no reason should affect your relationship. If your loved one has hearing loss, you know it can be challenging to communicate. You want your relationship to be …

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Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss

When hearing loss is a problem, it can be hard to talk to those closest to us. This is one of the biggest problems we face. Because of our hearing loss, our partners, friends, and coworkers may feel just as frustrated as we do. Even though they may need to learn new ways to talk to us, there are some …

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How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Hearing loss starts in the ears, but it affects much more. What starts as simple misunderstandings and asking people to repeat themselves can turn into anger, loneliness, anxiety, and broken relationships.  Even though hearing loss is often permanent, hearing aids can help. These devices make it easier for you to hear sounds that are hard to hear so that you …

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Hearing loss that isn’t treated can make it hard to get along with others. Hearing is a vital part of communicating and getting along with others. When hearing isn’t good, communication suffers, leading to a withdrawal from society. When you stop talking to other people, it affects your relationships, mental health, and overall health.  When hearing loss is treated, symptoms …

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Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, so it’s a great time to consider how Alzheimer’s disease affects people, families, and communities. Alzheimer’s is the most common dementia, a broad term for many cognitive problems.  Here, we’ll look at the link between hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s is often talked about in terms of how it …