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Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia

Posted on: 08/28/17

Research is showing that there is a link between hearing loss and dementia. Patients with hearing loss show a higher incidence of developing dementia. There are many social factors involved in this but cognitively, it is felt that the brain is using most of it’s resources working on auditory processing which is leaving our cognition […]

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The Guide to Headphones and Hearing Loss

Posted on: 02/2/17

How to Choose Safe Headphones for you and your family There were an estimated 334 million pairs of headphones or earphones sold worldwide last year. If you are thinking of buying headphones it’s important to know how to choose headphones that won’t cause or exacerbate hearing loss. Here’s what you need to know about choosing […]

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4 Reasons to Make a Hearing Test Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on: 01/30/17

Your Ears Definitely Deserve Better This Year For most people, health–related New Year’s resolutions involve things like hitting the gym more often or shedding a few pounds here and there. Such goals are certainly commendable, but they overlook a critically important aspect of your health: your hearing. Deciding to get a hearing test might have […]

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The MP3 Generation: Headphones and Hearing Loss

Posted on: 05/13/15

Many people listen to their portable music player while commuting, working out, or waiting for an appointment. What they may not realize, however, is that listening to music through headphones may damage hearing. According to headphones and hearing loss statistics, 17% of adults, along with 12.5% of children and adolescents, have hearing loss that may […]

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Better Hearing is the Key to Better Communication

Posted on: 04/15/15

Communication could be considered one of the most important factors in any successful relationship. Whether it is with your spouse, your children, or your friends, a relationship lacking communication can be detrimental to yourself as well as your loved ones.  A lack of communication can be the result of many factors, often not immediately recognized. […]

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Why you shouldn’t buy hearing aids from a Big Box Store

Posted on: 04/1/15

Your hearing is one of the most important senses that you have. When it comes to buying hearing aids, you should take the time to find the best hearing aid that will meet your hearing needs. Too often people with hearing loss will shop around to find the best deal they can find. What they […]

9 Academy Award-Winning Celebrities with Hearing Impairment

Posted on: 03/24/15

We often look at celebrities as being perfect, but they are human just like us.  They suffer from the same types of ailments we all do each and every day.  We thought it fitting to take a look at the successes achieved by some hearing impaired celebrities in the entertainment world. 1. Rob Lowe Rob […]

Healthy Heart, Healthy Hearing

Healthy Heart ~ Healthy Hearing

Posted on: 02/17/15

Research today is suggesting a link between cardiovascular disease and hearing.  I think we can all agree that having a healthy heart is essential for good health, however research also shows that a healthy heart can have a positive impact on one’s hearing as well. Our inner ear health is directly related to our overall […]

Hearing for the Holidays

Posted on: 12/17/14

It’s that time of year again when holiday decorations go up and you spend time with many family members and friends. This can be a joyful time, of course; however, if you have a hearing loss, it also can be stressful when you are not able to follow the conversation of loved ones. To avoid missing […]

Safe Driving Advice for People with Hearing Loss

Posted on: 07/10/14

People rely on their hearing in numerous situations, making it challenging to carry out some common tasks if your hearing is damaged. Many individuals with hearing problems find that driving a car can become an issue. Luckily, just because you have difficulty hearing doesn’t mean that safe driving isn’t possible. Follow some simple driving tips […]