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Do I Need Hearing Aids for Mild Hearing Loss?

In hearing aids, Hearing Health, hearing loss by flywheel

Hearing loss is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, with varying degrees of severity. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with mild hearing loss, you may be wondering whether hearing aids are necessary. While mild hearing loss may not significantly impact your daily life, it’s essential to consider the potential benefits of hearing aids in improving your overall …

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Sudden Hearing Loss: A Guide to Coping

In hearing, Hearing Health, hearing loss by flywheel

Sudden hearing loss can be a startling and unsettling experience, impacting various aspects of daily life. If you find yourself facing this unexpected challenge, know that you’re not alone. This blog post aims to provide practical insights and emotional support on coping with sudden hearing loss, offering guidance on the crucial steps to take and the strategies to embrace during …

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Dive into Prevention: Effective Strategies to Avoid Swimmer’s Ear

In Hearing Health, Preventative Care by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Swimmer’s Ear, medically known as otitis externa, is a common condition that affects swimmers and water enthusiasts. It occurs when water becomes trapped in the ear canal, leading to inflammation and infection. While Swimmer’s Ear can be uncomfortable and disruptive, the good news is that it is highly preventable. In today’s discussion, we will explore some effective strategies to keep …

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Eating for Better Hearing Health

In hearing, Hearing Health by flywheel

Instead of following the siren’s song of whichever trendy Magic Bullet is currently making headlines, there are ways to pay attention to your eating patterns in a way that can protect and even boost hearing health.  The Link Between Diet And Hearing Health There isn’t one direct link between a powerhouse food and healthy hearing. Instead, researchers have found correlations …

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How a Healthy Diet Can Impact Hearing Health

In hearing, Hearing Health by flywheel

Hearing loss isn’t necessarily an inevitable part of aging. While it’s true that aging is one of the contributors of inner ear function, preventative measures in the form of lifestyle choices and habits can affect the outcome of wellbeing and quality of life.  Experts have long advised that a healthy diet prevents certain negative outcomes often associated with the aging …

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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

In Hearing Health, hearing loss by flywheel

We can’t believe that 2023 is nearly here! So much continues to change and become possible that just ten years ago most of us could barely imagine. Perhaps we’ve retired, started a hobby, or began a new relationship that we simply can’t imagine living without. Another thing that may have progressed is our health. As we age it’s inevitable for …

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This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

In Hearing Health, hearing loss by flywheel

Each November, we set aside time to celebrate American Diabetes Month. This celebration is a great opportunity to remember the efforts of those who research diabetes, provide care to diabetes patients, and those who are triumphantly living with the disease. As we honor this month, we can also shift our attention to devote more resources to these causes, including research, …

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Studies Show Higher Rates of Hearing Loss for People with Diabetes

In Hearing Health, hearing loss by flywheel

When we look at two distinct conditions in the body, there might not be a clear relationship between them. Any individual body has many competing dynamics happening at the same time, making it difficult to understand how one part affects another. However, when we aggregate to the social level, we can see trends that connect one condition to another. Although …

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A Connection between Hearing Loss, Depression, and Dementia

In Hearing Health by flywheel

Public health researchers and policy makers spend a lot of time thinking about risk factors. Although we can’t completely eradicate many public health concerns, there are lifestyle and treatment interventions that can reduce the rates of these health issues at the level of the entire population. Three health problems plague senior populations, specifically: hearing loss, depression, and dementia. A recent …

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How Hearing Loss Treatment Can Lessen Loneliness

In Family and Relationships, Hearing Health, Lifestyle and Leisure by flywheel

  Hearing deeply shapes how we navigate daily life. It is essential for communication which is central to relationships and social engagement. So when hearing is impaired, these areas of life can be significantly impacted. Untreated hearing loss often strains relationships as well as leads to social withdrawal, contributing to depressive symptoms like loneliness. Not only does loneliness affect mental …