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Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

In hearing loss by flywheel

Have you been struggling with a thirst that is out of the ordinary, recently, or perhaps blurriness of vision? These are symptoms of diabetes, a very serious condition that can lead to damage throughout the body, including the eyes, limbs, kidneys, nerves, and heart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports Nearly 1 in 4 four adults living …

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

In Hearing Health, hearing loss by flywheel

October marks National Protect Your Hearing Month, a campaign that raises awareness about hearing loss and ways to protect hearing health. Hearing loss is the third most common, chronic, medical condition that people experience today. Impacting over 48 million people, nearly 1 in 8 people have some degree of impaired hearing. Though it is a pervasive health issue, hearing loss …

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How do Hearing Loops Work?

In Uncategorized by flywheel

Now that hearing aids have evolved so dramatically, we might be less likely to inquire about the more public assistive listening technologies available to us. The hearing aids on the market are smarter and more powerful than ever before, thanks to the computer revolution. However, hearing loops are a valuable public assistive listening technology that people remain unaware of. They …

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How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work?

In hearing, hearing loss, Hearing Protection, News and Technology by flywheel

Have you ever wished you could turn down the noise in your environment? Urban dwellers are particularly interested in reducing the sound of the landscape from time to time, particularly during a commute. Not only can the sound of transportation itself be overwhelmingly loud—reaching up to 100 decibels in some cases of subway travel—but the noise of construction, traffic, and …

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Seeking Hearing Loss Treatment Could Help Prevent or Delay Dementia

In Uncategorized by flywheel

Many scientists previously felt that nothing could be done about dementia, and there is currently no recognized solution that is effective for everyone. However, dismissing dementia as a condition beyond our control may be oversimplifying the situation. A recent study revealed several characteristics that are linked to reduced dementia incidence in the general population. Although this study does not guarantee …

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Tips for Virtual Communication from People with Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Even before COVID-19, virtual meetings were already becoming normal. However, this year, keeping ourselves and those around us safe has changed how we work and socialize in a way that may never go back. Work meetings, doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions and family gatherings have gone virtual. For many with transportation and mobility issues this may be a blessing as it …

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Watching TV with Hearing Aids

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

In the age of streaming, is there anything better than watching a new binge-worthy show with your family? But for people with hearing loss, this can be a sensitive issue. The volume is rarely loud enough to suit your needs, and if it is, then the people in the room with you complain that the volume is too loud for …

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A Link between Tinnitus, Anxiety, and Sleep Issues

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss it is important to understand that this is a serious disability with far reaching effects. Not only does the condition affect our communication but this increasingly poor communication affects mental and physical health. Often described as a ringing of the ears, tinnitus accompanies this condition. While a ringing in the ears …

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Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Nobody wants to feel like their hearing loss limits them – but that can be the unfortunate truth. Untreated hearing loss makes a person vulnerable to other health issues such as depression and anxiety, reduces mobility and earning power, and can make communication and connection difficult.  Even with legal protections available for people with disabilities at the workplace, there is …