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The Hidden Signs of Hearing Loss

June 16, 2016
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If you have hearing loss, you would assume it would be obvious, right? Actually, that’s exactly the issue; most people presume it would. However, even though severe or abrupt hearing loss is easy to identify, mild to moderate gradual hearing loss can be too subtle to observe. That’s the reason why, on average, people will ... Read More

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Overcoming Resistance to Treating Your Hearing Loss

April 28, 2016
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The interesting thing about hearing loss is that, statistically, if you have it, you more than likely won’t recognize it or seek out care for at least five to seven years—perhaps longer. The statistics: 20 percent of the United States population, or 48 million individuals, have some measure of hearing loss. Of those with hearing ... Read More

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How to Tell Others About Your Hearing Loss

March 17, 2016
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Hearing loss is commonly called the invisible disability for a reason. No one can see or experience your hearing loss, and no one can feel your frustration and stress. The only thing people can experience is their OWN frustration when they have to constantly repeat themselves. Regretfully, those with hearing loss seldom get the benefit ... Read More

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7 “Life Hacks” For Better Hearing

March 10, 2016
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Life hack is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as: “A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.” Life hacks can help you save both money and time, and some are so easy you’ll ask yourself why you hadn’t already thought of them. Inventive but straightforward ... Read More

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How Hearing Aids Can Keep Your Brain Young

February 25, 2016
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Photo credit: flickr Saad Faruque Twentieth-century neuroscience has uncovered something rather amazing: namely that your brain can change itself well into adulthood. Whereas in the early 1900s it was assumed that the brain ceased changing in adolescence, we now understand that the brain responds to change all through life. Neuroplasticity To appreciate how your brain ... Read More

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6 Things a Hearing Care Professional Can Do For You

February 18, 2016
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There tends to be more confusion when it concerns hearing care than with most other medical specialties. We don’t have to ask, for example, what a dentist or eye doctor can do for us. But when it comes to our hearing, we’re typically uncertain as to what action we should take or who we should ... Read More

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The Best Blogs on Hearing Loss

January 28, 2016
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In the United States, hearing loss to some extent impacts 20 percent of the total population, or 48 million people. On average, therefore, one out of every five people you meet may have hearing loss. For those who genuinely want to understand the condition—or that experience hearing loss themselves and would like some personal perspective—there’s ... Read More

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The Real Cost of Hearing loss

January 21, 2016

The Real Cost of Hearing Loss If you had the opportunity to prevent or lessen the risk of cognitive decline as you grew older, how much would you be willing to pay for it? What would you say to 15 dollars per week? That’s about the cost of an expertly-programmed pair of hearing aids, which ... Read More

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10 Surprising Facts About Hearing Loss

December 24, 2015
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Quick question: how many individuals in the United States are suffering from some amount of hearing loss? What is your answer? I’m willing to bet, if I had to guess, that it was well short of the correct answer of 48 million individuals. Let’s consider one more. How many people in the US younger than ... Read More

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Give the Gift of Hearing This Holiday Season

December 17, 2015
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With one out of every five individuals in the US affected by some degree of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at least one individual who has some difficulty hearing. And considering the strong links amongst healthy hearing and physical, psychological, and social health, the holiday season is the ideally suited opportunity to ... Read More

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