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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

Did you know that over 80% of hearing loss cases stand to benefit from proper diagnosis and treatment? Unfortunately, hearing loss is not a high priority when we think of our general health. A multitude of contributing factors such as lack of information to negative stereotypes to ignorance to prohibitive costs. Currently, 1 in 5 adults in America is living …

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Talking About Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Based on a study by the Eye and Ear researchers of Massachusetts, there are effective methods to help you open doors to better communication for yourself and those around you. The study involved over 300 participants using a survey containing about 15 questions and resulting in 3 strategies to help combat the struggle of those with hearing loss. As intimidating …

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Throughout the month of May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association of America (ASHA) wants to help you focus on the health of your hearing throughout your life. The main goal is to illuminate the public on the subject of hearing health and our need to attend to it consistently throughout our lifetime. Access to resources, trending news on hearing technologies, and …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards  

Work can be a noisy place at times, especially if you work in certain industries. While you might complain about it occasionally to your work colleagues, it could actually be damaging your ears. Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. It’s important to remember that if unaddressed, your boss could actually be breaking the …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

Do you have friends or family members who have served our country? Rates of hearing loss among veterans are far higher than among the general public. In the line of duty, military personnel often face extremely loud noises, and when they’re not wearing proper hearing protection, these noises can cause permanent and severe hearing loss that will haunt them for …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

[Driving is a necessity for most Americans, and we think nothing of getting in that car in the morning. But it is more dangerous than you think. Fatalities from accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in the US, of which car accidents make up the vast majority. It is therefore important to take safety seriously.  For someone with …

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Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

For people new to hearing aids, their first time wearing them may come as a pleasant surprise! Many people wait several years before getting hearing aids, even after beginning to notice the signs of hearing loss, and as a result, the experience of restored hearing will take some getting used to. Below is some good advice for first-time users of …

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A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

[Are you considering getting hearing aids? Good for you! You’ll be happy to know that the days of beige behemoths are well and truly numbered. Now we have shapes, sizes and colors to suit all preferences. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting your first set of hearing aids. 1. Think about your lifestyle and how hearing aids can benefit you …

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Celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3 by Checking Your Hearing!

[On the 3rd of March, people around the world celebrate World Hearing Day. Spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), the event aims to highlight how important it is to look after your hearing. There is a different focus every year, and this year the organizers have decided to focus on the early identification of hearing loss. This is shown …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

[Are you considering taking a hearing test but aren’t sure of what is involved? Healthcare professionals recommend you take a test every year if you have experienced changes in your hearing or are over 60 years of age. Hearing tests are quick, painless and non-invasive. Here is an idea of what to expect when taking a hearing test at Absolute …