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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

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Tinnitus is when you hear a buzzing or ringing sound in one or both ears. Tinnitus is usually a sign of a more serious health problem that can be hard to find and diagnose. The Hearing Health Foundation says that at least 10% of people in the U.S. deal with tinnitus regularly and that 16 million people seek medical help …

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Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

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Did you know that the brain is where hearing takes place? As sound waves move from our outer ear to our middle ear to our inner ear, they are changed into electrical signals by tiny hair cells. The auditory cortex in our brains receives and processes these signals. When hearing loss isn’t treated, the nerve pathways that send these electric …

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Communicating with Your Loved Ones who Have Hearing Loss

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Communication is one of the most critical aspects of our lives. We use communication to ask questions, express our needs and wants, and convey information about what we have done or learned. Communication allows us to share our thoughts, ideas, and feelings with others. People with hearing loss need to maintain good communication skills to interact effectively with others in …

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Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss makes communication more difficult, according to individuals who suffer from it. Although the inability to hear other noises can detract from one’s pleasure in their surroundings, communication is a significant worry for persons with hearing loss or impairment.  What can you do to improve your communication skills if you have hearing loss? Each person’s experience is unique, as …

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Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

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Hearing loss affects quite a large segment of the population. About one-fifth of people in the United States report hearing loss. It’s such a widespread condition that the amount of shame or denial associated with hearing loss is surprising.  Head in the sand Of all treatable hearing loss, only 25% of those people choose to treat their hearing aids. Some …

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How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

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The term ‘Hearing loss’ is a bit of a misnomer. In the initial stages, the condition doesn’t stop you from hearing other people, but it can severely hinder your ability to understand those around you.  People with hearing loss may have difficulty understanding speech in a noisy environment or when there is background noise (such as traffic). They may also …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

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Experts have long been telling us that love is a choice. It’s not a matter of “falling” in love but deciding to love someone. Decades of research have pointed to the importance of commitment for relationship success. The key to a lasting and satisfying relationship, according to this theory, is a commitment—the choice to be with your partner and remain …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

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Most folks walking around with hearing aids today don’t know that much of their technological advancement is because of World War II. Much of the cutting-edge technology developed in wartime was later implemented in the audiological field.  Unfortunately, those who serve on the battlefield also have an astronomically high rate of hearing loss due to the dangerously loud noises still …