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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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Choose the Right Hearing Aids for You

In hearing aids by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Choose the Right Hearing Aids for You One of the barriers that people encounter in seeking hearing loss solutions is a lack of knowledge regarding the types of interventions available. It can be overwhelming to consider sorting through the myriad options on the market.  But the good news is that this task is something that most audiologists encounter every day. …

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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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Avoid These Common Excuses for Not Treating Hearing Loss!

In hearing loss by flywheel

When was the last time you’ve been in a large group? —if it’s been a while, it may be prudent to examine the factors which contribute to this. As we age it gets harder to stay social as health factors change affecting our mobility and are compounded by life changes such as retirement, the loss of a spouse, or geographic …

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Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

In hearing, Hearing Protection by flywheel

Most of us don’t really consider how important our hearing is until it starts to recede. Unfortunately, this is an experience approximately 48 million people in the US currently experience, across age groups and demographics. Often misconstrued as a condition which affects the elderly, due to unsafe listening practices and lifestyle choices, hearing loss is rapidly becoming more common in …

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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 …