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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, …

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Untreated Hearing Loss May Lead to Mobility Issues

Hearing loss is an invisible condition, which means you may not notice it for some time. With hearing loss, you may learn to adapt and adjust to accommodate the changes in your abilities. You may find yourself turning up the volume on your media or asking people to repeat themselves more often. Even if you’ve begun to notice changes, you …

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IRS Warns of Scam Targeting Hard of Hearing Citizens

We’re about a week away from April 15 – Tax Day! Some of us have filed last year’s taxes, while some of us are scrambling to get our paperwork together. Wherever you are in your tax process, it’s important to make sure that you are keeping your personal and financial information safe. This is especially important for people who experience …

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Tips for Dining Out with Hearing Loss

Dining out can be a real pleasure but if you have hearing loss, it may also present some special challenges. Restaurants are often loud places and it can be tough to hold a conversation, even for those with normal hearing. A meal out with your loved ones doesn’t have to be stressful though, especially if you take into mind these …

Accommodations on the Job for those with Hearing Loss

Accommodations on the Job for those with Hearing Loss

Prevalence of Hearing Loss Among American Workers According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year.” In the United States, 48 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. This includes 60% of the American workforce. In the last 25 years, hearing loss has become a major …

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Nutrients to Improve Your Hearing Health

Most medical professionals agree: a nutritious, balanced diet goes a long way toward securing your health and well-being. Did you know that there are certain nutrients in a balanced diet that also supports healthy hearing? Currently, heart disease, diabetes, and hearing loss are the top three most common medical conditions in the United States. As a result, we’ve seen a …

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New Study Finds that Fewer Americans Under 70 Have Hearing Loss

New Study Finds that Fewer Americans Under 70 Have Hearing Loss   Everywhere you look these days, people are plugged into their devices with earbuds or headphones. It’s no wonder that the World Health Organization estimated that 1.1 billion children and teens in developed countries are at risk for permanent hearing loss. Currently, hearing loss is the third most common …

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5 Common Noises that Could Lead to Permanent Hearing Loss

When it comes to sounds that we attribute to hearing loss, we tend to think of stereotypically loud and explosive noises – firecrackers, gunshots, explosions, drilling. If you work in a loud environment, such as a construction site or factory, chances are you’ve been provided custom ear protection. But did you know that there are a number of sounds we …