Hearing Problems May Lead to Mobility Issues

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Hearing loss has been linked to a number of conditions, such as dementia, depression, anxiety, and stress. These related medical issues provide a strong incentive for people experiencing changes in their hearing to seek a hearing test and treatment as soon as possible. In recent years, with innovations in hearing technology and increased awareness around hearing loss, people continue to … Read More

New Study Finds that Exercise is Good for Hearing

New Study Finds that Exercise is Good for Hearing

Regular exercise comes with a whole host of benefits, including physical improvements, such as managing weight and reducing the likelihood of developing diseases, as well as the enhancement of mental health by increasing endorphins and promoting a balanced lifestyle. A recent study  has shown that exercise may have an additional, less well-known side effect: it may help to prevent age-related … Read More

Meds that Could Cause Hearing Loss (and Other Side-Effects Too!)

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Over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs make us feel better when used properly. When you’re sniffling, or aching, or burning up with a fever, some of these drugs really help you get back on your feet! But did you know that these quick fixes may often come with some unwanted side-effects? A new study has shown that common pain relievers and … Read More

Long-Term Use of Painkillers Could Cause Hearing Loss in Women

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Long-term Use of Painkillers Could Cause Hearing Loss in Women   A recent US study suggests a surprising link between the long-term use of painkillers and hearing loss in women. According to the research, just over 1 in 20 (5.5%) cases of hearing loss cases in their study could have been the result of the use of paracetamol and ibuprofen. … Read More

What to Do if You Lose Your Hearing Aids

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It happens to the best of us – no matter how careful we are, we will inevitably misplace something. This could range from inconsequential, like our favorite pen or a paperback book, to a pricey item, like a phone. Luckily, with smartphones these days, you can secure them with apps that could activate their GPS and locate them. But what … Read More

Best Hearing Aids of 2016

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As we approach 2017, we look back on the innovations in hearing technology from 2016. It has been a banner year for our favorite hearing aid manufacturers, who have introduced smarter and sleeker devices based on consumer demand and sophisticated technological advancements. If you’ve been thinking about updating your hearing aids, why not invest now? Let’s take a look at … Read More

Troubleshooting Common Hearing Aid Problems

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If you use hearing aids to treat your hearing loss, then you know the magnificent power of your devices. Hearing aids are sophisticated little machines that restore our abilities to hear speech and the natural sounds of our environment. They are also workhorses, despite their small size. Most people wear hearing aids for at least eight hours a day, from … Read More

Hearing Tips for the Upcoming Holiday Season

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For those of us with hearing loss, we know that these gatherings mean multiple conversations and a lot of background noise to contend with. Even with our hearing aids, holiday parties could become quite overwhelming! Here are some hearing tips for the holiday season, both for hosting and attending parties. If you’re hosting a party, be sure to ask your … Read More

Healthy Hearing and Earwax

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Of all the substances produced by our bodies, earwax is perhaps the most perplexing. While earwax might seem annoying and useless, smelly and sticky – it is actually essential for healthy hearing. Earwax is also known as cerumen, and it is the result of natural cleaning processes within the ears, produced by glands located within the ear canals. A normal … Read More

Hearing Loss: The Most Common Workplace Injury

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Exposure to loud noise can permanently damage the inner ear. Sadly, it comes as no surprise that hearing loss has become the most common workplace injury in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise every year. It’s a particular risk for workers on construction … Read More