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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 …

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Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

If you or a loved one has hearing loss, you’ve started to realize that hearing loss isn’t just about having a hard time hearing. You’ve noticed that you struggle to follow conversations, can’t hear in places with background noise, and don’t enjoy watching TV anymore.  But that’s not all you’ve noticed. You may realize that you’re having a harder time …

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5 Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

As the holidays approach, many people will be gathering with family and friends virtually more than ever before. Like the majority of social activities this year, a lot of family gatherings will be moving online. But this does not mean that they have to be any less exciting! By making a few adjustments and taking the time to thoughtfully plan, …

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Athletes and Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

It might come as a surprise that athletes are at greater risk for hearing loss. These folks are often at peak physical condition, and it is hard to imagine how physical fitness could be related to hearing loss. This relationship comes in at least two different forms.  In the first case, those who engage in team sports often find themselves …