US Diplomats Experience Unexplained Hearing Loss in Cuba

US Diplomats Experience Unexplained Hearing Loss in Cuba

Have you ever experienced sudden or unexpected hearing loss? This experience usually occurs after exposure to loud sound, like a gunshot or emergency sirens, so it’s not hard to trace the hearing loss back to its source. But have you ever experienced sudden hearing loss and not been able to pinpoint how or why it started? That’s what happened to …

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Visor Cards for People with Hearing Loss

In August 2016, 29-year-old Daniel Harris was shot and killed by a state trooper after he failed to pull over during a traffic stop. It should have bene a run-of-the-mill traffic stop, except Mr. Harris’s family believes that “his death was the product of a police department that does not know how to interact with those who are deaf or …

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Why You Should Choose a Licensed Hearing Professional

Introduced in Congress a few months ago, the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 would allow adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss to purchase hearing aids at a lower cost, without first consulting with a hearing care specialist or doctor. If this legislation passes, a new class of hearing aids will be widely available at pharmacies and supermarkets, much in the …

When Should I Begin Annual Hearing Tests?

When Should I Begin Annual Hearing Tests?

The quick answer: ASAP. If you’ve never had a hearing test, or if your last hearing test was given to you in grade school, you should schedule one with us at Lifestyle Hearing Solutions today. Hearing specialists recommend taking a baseline hearing test upon reaching adulthood (or ASAP if you haven’t already!) and then annually from the time you are …

Habits That May Be Harming Your Hearing

Habits That May Be Harming Your Hearing

You have likely heard about the danger of listening to music at a loud volume on your personal music player, or not wearing proper ear protection at a loud concert. But there are a few other– perhaps less obvious–habits that can take a toll on your hearing health. Here are some things that not only pose a risk to your …

You’re not alone: Creating a network of others with hearing loss

You’re not alone: Creating a network of others with hearing loss

Learning to live with hearing loss is a multi-faceted process. Of course, once you’ve received your diagnosis, there are a number of procedural steps to take. You’ll want to intervene with a hearing aid if that is an option for you. If you enlist the help of a hearing health professional, it can be a relatively painless process and one …

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Apps to Assist with Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss, you know things that should be simple can get really complicated. With exciting new technology, countless smartphone apps have been designed with you in mind. From helping you enjoy movies and music to amplifying sounds or even keeping you safe, there’s an app for that. Here are a few of our favorite hearing apps. Jacoti …

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How Hearing Loss Affects Communication

Do you struggle to hear when someone’s speaking to you? Can you hear the phone ringing, and your spouse calling to you from another room? If you have hearing loss, you know that it’s affecting communication. Even simple conversations lead to misunderstandings, and you have to ask for clarification at least once. Maybe this doesn’t seem like a big deal …

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Noise Pollution & Hearing Loss

As the world around us advances, there’s mounting evidence that the environmental noise we are producing along the way could cause lasting damage to our hearing. Rates of hearing loss in young people is on a sharp rise, and population rates of hearing impairment are expected to nearly double in the next 60 years. Noise pollution is being looked at …

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Hearing Loss Set to Double by 2060 in the US

According to research from John Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, the rate of hearing loss in the United States is set to nearly double by the year 2060. Extrapolated from current statistics on hearing loss, research found that hearing impairment will be affecting 44 million Americans by 2020, and the hearing loss rate is set to grow rapidly in coming decades, …