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All About Hearing Protection

All About Hearing Protection Tips

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection Tips Hearing loss affects around 15% of American adults. That means around 37.5 million people ages 18 and over report some sort of trouble hearing. With such large numbers in the United States alone, one might wonder what can be done to prevent hearing loss. Although most people experience hearing loss at some point in their lives, there are many things that can be done for prevention. It is important to understand the nature of hearing loss. We should also understand the many ways we can protect the hearing ability we currently have.?Here are some hearing protection tips…

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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance?

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

People often underestimate the health effects of untreated hearing loss. When hearing issues continue, they can lead to a higher risk of depression and isolation. Also, heart disease, memory loss, and fall injuries increase. The link between hearing loss and balance issues isn?t certain, but a new study is helping us better understand how the two are connected. The results of the study also show a link between using hearing aids and improving balance. It highlights a new benefit of treating hearing loss.? Hearing Loss and Balance Part of what that new research shows is a direct connection between how…

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Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing Loss in the Workplace

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Work & Economy, Workplace Hearing Loss

If you live with hearing loss, you know that hearing issues bring with them unexpected challenges. Untreated hearing loss can limit our relationships with family and friends, affect our mood and overall health and make it harder to get ahead at the workplace. How we handle hearing loss can have a big impact on whether or not our hearing issues hold us back. Here are some tips if you are managing your hearing loss in a professional environment. Use Hearing Aids Most hearing loss can be better handled when you use hearing aids. Getting hearing aids is a proactive step…

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

By | Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, News, Research, Signs & Symptoms

Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) raises awareness around hearing and speech issues. It is a month-long campaign of education and outreach. Here at Hearing Group, we?re always excited to share Better Hearing and Speech Month with our community. Won?t you join us this May to gain a deeper understanding of hearing issues? Communication Across the Lifespan This year, Better Hearing and Speech Month is designed around the theme of ?Communication Across the Lifespan?. ASHA has developed material that covers the challenges of hearing loss particular to different…

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Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

By | Emergency Preparation, Hearing Aids, Hearing Devices, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks, Weather Preparation

Hearing Loss From hurricanes and tornadoes to blizzards and heat waves, extreme weather can be deadly. Storms can arise suddenly and an important part of staying safe is being prepared. If you have hearing loss, emergency or weather preparedness tips for people with hearing loss have a few extra challenges. Make sure you stay on top of information and can communicate with others, even when the going gets rough. Get Smart Alerts Alternative alarm and alert systems exist for people that are hard of hearing, some as close as your pocket. People with hearing loss have long relied on vibrating…

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A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

By | Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Mental Health, Research, Stress, Tips & Tricks

Stress and hearing loss has long been a longterm issue. However, in our fast-paced, modern-day lifestyle, people are more stressed than ever before. Stress has the potential to cause many difficult conditions. Hearing loss is just one condition on the long list that chronic stress could cause or worsen. What is Stress? Stress, as it was intended to be experienced, is actually an important and sometimes life-saving part of the human body. Often coined the ?fight or flight? response, stress helps us to quickly determine how to handle a potentially dangerous or threatening situation. It helps us to make these…

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Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

By | Brain Health, Cognitive Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research, Signs & Symptoms

More and more research shows the signs of memory loss could really be hearing loss. ?Research also shows a link between hearing loss and memory loss. Hearing loss has been shown to create a series of stresses. The stress causes conflict with our mental functioning. This, in turn, may lead to the development of health issues, like dementia. Now, a new study is showing how some of the signs of dementia may be signs of hearing loss needing treatment. Hearing loss and dementia are two different issues. But, surprisingly the signs of one may be confused with the signs of…

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4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Tips & Tricks

Knowing these 4 ways to protect your hearing can keep you from a lifetime of permanent damage. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition in the United States. Over 45 million people have a significant hearing loss. Most hearing loss is permanent. This means that even if the hearing loss is getting treatment, loss due to damaging sound cannot be completely restored. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that you can do to reduce your risk of this kind of hearing loss. The leading cause of hearing loss is due to exposure to dangerous levels of noise. Our…

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Celebrate with a Hearing Test!

March 3 is World Hearing Day – Celebrate with a Hearing Test!

By | Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing, News

At Hearing Group, we are marking our calendars on March 3rd in observation of World Hearing Day. World Hearing Day is a collective effort to raise education, awareness, and access to hearing healthcare.? World Health Organization was the first to organize the day of awareness. This year, World Hearing Day is focusing on an important step in maintaining your hearing – getting a? hearing test. Hearing exams are simple and non-intrusive but many people procrastinate about scheduling their next checkup. On average, people wait seven years between when they first notice a hearing issue and when they get it examined….

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Noise Exposure and Musicians

Noise Exposure for Musicians

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Music

Noise exposure for musicians, plant workers, and others in loud environments can be harmful. Go to any factory floor, machinist shop, food processing plant, or airport tarmac. You?ll see workers sporting significant hearing protection to shelter their ears from excess noise. The chance of seeing hearing protection is much less, however, when you watch musicians at work. This is despite the fact that their job puts them at very high risk for hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss in musicians is a double blow, with the added risk of limiting their ability to do the job they love. Luckily, through education…

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