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Everyday Activities That Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

It can be hard to get a break from the sounds around us as technology continues to develop. This is a significant issue that should not be overlooked because constant noise can lead to irreversible loss of hearing. How loud is too loud? Sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). Noise-induced hearing loss can begin at 75dB when you …

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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

If you’re aged between 53-71 years old, you’re a baby boomer and probably looking forward to retiring soon. You should also, however, be wary of your hearing health. When an individual reaches 65 years of age, statistics show that their likeliness to lose hearing rises to a 50/50 chance. A study by the Better Hearing Institute has found that the …

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The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Hearing loss is a widespread health problem and affects 38 million Americans. Yet, there is still some way to go in understanding the causes of the condition. Researchers are working hard to figure out what causes us to lose our hearing and how to avoid and manage the disease. What we do know so far is that the causes of …

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How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Being proactive about your hearing health might be the best thing you can do for your relationship. It is essential to recognize as you struggle with hearing loss that your hearing issues affect everyone around you, particularly those closest to you.  Loss of hearing can impede healthy communication and build impediments to emotional connectedness. Untreated hearing loss can weigh a …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Dementia has held the national interest for quite a while as our population ages and we find ways to keep our nation fit and healthy as we can. It is not a guaranteed outcome or condition of the aging process but its prevalence cannot be ignored. How can we treat cognitive decline and dementia in a preventative manner and what …

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Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

When compared to heart disease or poor eyesight, hearing loss one of the symptoms that people have trouble understanding and accepting. From the time they first detect improvements in their hearing to the time they complete a hearing assessment, Americans wait an average of seven to ten years on average. And the reluctance doesn’t always vanish until a person is …

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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

What does will.i.am have in common with William Shatner? They both suffer from tinnitus. You experience tinnitus as a ringing in your ears. It may even sound like hissing, screaming, pulsing, chirping, whistling, or clicking. It can be in one ear or both ears. Tinnitus is widespread. Most of us, at some point, have heard ringing in our ears. An …

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Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Age-related hearing loss is widespread, impacting about 25% of those 65 to 74 years of age and 50% of those 75 years of age. But perhaps unexpectedly, only 1 in 3 seniors with severe hearing loss are currently seeking care for the disease. Untreated hearing loss has a detrimental impact on one’s daily life in many respects. Still, studies indicate …

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Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Research, Tips and Tricks by Aaron Gingrich

Seattle Seahawk fans set a new world record for crowd noise in football in the summer of 2013, shouting their way to 136.6 decibels. A month later, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the record, producing a deafening 137.5 decibels of sound. The Chiefs’ official Twitter later account exclaimed: “BROKEN RECORD! #LoudandProud.” On Facebook, one Chiefs fan wrote,” Be LOUD AND …