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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 …

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Can hearing loss be restored?

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The quick and frank answer to the question, “Can hearing loss be restored?” is no, once hearing is lost, you cannot restore it to how it was. But notice the “how it was” part of that answer. That’s because, while you can’t go back to the way you used to hear, you can still absolutely treat hearing loss and significantly …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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Our hearing system evolved during the hundreds of thousands of years in which our world was much quieter. The past few hundreds of years — in the post-industrial revolution era — have turned up the volume significantly in our day to day activities. Certainly, no one is advocating to go back to a quieter time, but we do need to …

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Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Ross Cushing

Hearing loss is one of the leading chronic health conditions affecting the country, yet only about 2 in 10 Americans have had their hearing tested in the last five years. To put that into perspective, around 60% of people have had their vision tested in that same time span.  The implications of untreated hearing loss can be profound. Isolation is …

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Golf and hearing loss: why golf is a great sport for the hearing impaired

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Jordan Fuller, over at Golf Influence, explains why golf is a perfect pastime for those with hearing loss.  Having optimal hearing is important when playing a round of golf, although golfers who wear hearing aids may find them to be more frustrating than not being able to hear what’s happening around them. There is good news, though. As technology has …