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How to Convince a Loved One They Need a Hearing Test
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How to Convince a Loved One They Need a Hearing Test

Do you have a family member or friend who struggles to hear? Do they constantly ask you to repeat yourself? Have you told them their television or radio is too loud? Do you feel like you are their personal hearing aid? Trying to convince someone they have a problem hearing can be a difficult task....

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Sounds are all around us in our environments. Most sounds such as the television, phone ringing or household appliances may be at a safe level in terms of volume, however, sounds can be harmful when they are too loud. These sounds can damage sensitive structures in our inner ear, which can cause noise-induced hearing loss....

Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?
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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

Do you require one hearing aid or two? If your audiologist has recommended two hearing aids because you have hearing loss in both ears this is not surprising. Plenty of research indicates that two hearing aids are better than one when you have hearing loss in both ears. Let me share with you why two...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is Preventable
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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is Preventable

“Listen to Your Buds” Urges Consumer Electronics Show Attendees to Adopt Safe Listening Habits to Prevent Childhood Hearing Loss Written on the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association website January 2014 (Rockville, MD – January, 2014) – Amid the fever-pitch buzz surrounding the newest, most innovative technologies on display at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

Can Hearing Loss Be Harmful for Your Brain?
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Can Hearing Loss Be Harmful for Your Brain?

Think you may have hearing loss? Get a hearing test now to avoid brain tissue damage later on. Article written by Kristen Fischer for Healthline/Published on January 29, 2014 Hearing loss isn’t just an inconvenience—it could be harmful for your brain, too. A new study from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging show that people...

Hearing Aids: Are People Happy with Them?
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Hearing Aids: Are People Happy with Them?

Hearing Aids and Patient Satisfaction According to Stats Canada the number of seniors aged 65 and over increased 14.1% between 2006 and 2011 to nearly 5 million. This rate of growth was higher than that of children in Canada. With the population getting older the prevalence of hearing loss is predicted to rise. The National Institute of Deafness...

Infant Sleep Machines Have Dangerous Noise Levels
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Infant Sleep Machines Have Dangerous Noise Levels

Noise levels of sleep machines may be too high according to research from Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital CBC News article Posted March 3, 2014 White noise machines used to help infants sleep are often capable of producing industrial-scale levels of sound that could have harmful effects to children overexposed to them, suggests a new study. The...

Tinnitus: Constant Ringing in My Ears? Please Make It Stop!
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Tinnitus: Constant Ringing in My Ears? Please Make It Stop!

What is Tinnitus? Many people have heard ringing in their ears at one time or another, however, 10-15% of the adult population suffers from tinnitus and 70-85% of the hearing-impaired population report tinnitus (Henry, Dennis, & Schechter, 2005). Tinnitus is the ringing, buzzing, or chirping sound in your ears or head that does not have an...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss When It Comes to Your Teen’s Music
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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss When It Comes to Your Teen’s Music

Study Examines Parental Perspectives on Adolescent Hearing Loss Risk Article found on Audiology Online published January 5, 2014. Despite the rising prevalence of acquired adolescent hearing loss, parents lack education on prevention strategies and few believe their adolescent is at risk, according to a study by Deepa L. Sekhar, M.D., M.Sc., of Penn State College...