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It’s better to treat hearing loss sooner

July 15, 2022

A few years back, a New York Times article pleaded that the treatment of hearing loss needs “to be taken much more seriously.” Much of the article’s basis for that plea were the numerous mental and physical health consequences of letting hearing loss go untreated, including increased odds of depression, falling, emergency room visits, and, of course, dementia. All are correlations that have been studied broadly and that we dig into regularly in this ...

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A person with hearing loss...

July 13, 2022

A person with hearing loss symptoms may have difficulty hearing the higher pitched tones of children’s (and women‘s) speech. Missing out on a grandchild’s recitation of a wish list, or not being able to contribute to a family conversation about holiday memories, can be frustrating for both the person suffering from hearing loss, as well as family members who may not be aware of the hearing problem. There are ways to help ...

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Hearing loss can affect family...

July 13, 2022

Hearing loss can affect family members, too One common reason why people with hearing loss put off getting help is the misconception that it only affects them. They’re the one who can’t hear, so if it’s not a problem for them, it shouldn't be a problem for those around them. Physically, the inability to hear warning sounds or the voices of those who depend on the individual with hearing loss could ...

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Tinnitus is primarily caused by...

July 13, 2022

Tinnitus is primarily caused by prolonged exposure to loud noises but also can stem from aging, head injuries or side effects from medications. For many of those afflicted, the impacts can be grave as the perpetual ringing can cause difficulties in concentration and sleeping. While there are no curable options, different treatments can be used to help ease the suffering from the condition or help reduce the degree to which it is prevalent. These treatments ...

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Firstly, confront the individual in...

July 13, 2022

Firstly, confront the individual in a constructive manner and make sure not to express personal frustrations. Help them identify situations in which they are missing out due to hearing loss when they don't need to. These areas can include withdrawal from social gatherings, difficulty hearing on the phone and more. If the individual can recognize the symptoms of hearing loss that exist and their effects on their ability to effectively communicate it will increase ...

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Your Ears and Traveling Passport...

July 13, 2022

Your Ears and Traveling Passport? Check. Luggage? Check. Ear Plugs..? With spring quickly approaching, many are traveling to warmer climates to get away from the cold, or returning home from spending their winter in the sunshine. There is a lot to remember when traveling, but something commonly forgotten is protecting their ears. When flying in an airplane, the change in pressure can cause travelers to develop “airplane ears”, also known as barotitis media. Airplane ears ...

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A person with hearing loss...

July 11, 2022

A person with hearing loss symptoms may have difficulty hearing the higher pitched tones of children’s (and women‘s) speech. Missing out on a grandchild’s recitation of a wish list, or not being able to contribute to a family conversation about holiday memories, can be frustrating for both the person suffering from hearing loss, as well as family members who may not be aware of the hearing problem. There are ways to help ...

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Hearing loss can affect family...

July 11, 2022

Hearing loss can affect family members, too One common reason why people with hearing loss put off getting help is the misconception that it only affects them. They’re the one who can’t hear, so if it’s not a problem for them, it shouldn't be a problem for those around them. Physically, the inability to hear warning sounds or the voices of those who depend on the individual with hearing loss could ...

Read more..

Tinnitus is primarily caused by...

July 11, 2022

Tinnitus is primarily caused by prolonged exposure to loud noises but also can stem from aging, head injuries or side effects from medications. For many of those afflicted, the impacts can be grave as the perpetual ringing can cause difficulties in concentration and sleeping. While there are no curable options, different treatments can be used to help ease the suffering from the condition or help reduce the degree to which it is prevalent. These treatments ...

Read more..

Firstly, confront the individual in...

July 11, 2022

Firstly, confront the individual in a constructive manner and make sure not to express personal frustrations. Help them identify situations in which they are missing out due to hearing loss when they don't need to. These areas can include withdrawal from social gatherings, difficulty hearing on the phone and more. If the individual can recognize the symptoms of hearing loss that exist and their effects on their ability to effectively communicate it will increase ...

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