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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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Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

By | Ear Health, Ear Wax, News, Research, Tips & Tricks

Most of us grew up cleaning our ears with cotton swabs (better known as Q-tips) and taught our children to clean their ears the same way. New research has unveiled that there are a lot of deep-rooted and serious risks with cleaning our ears in this way. It is important to understand the dangers of using Q-tips to clean out our ears and also learn new techniques to ensure our ears are clean and healthy, without exposing ourselves to potential risks in the process. Why Ear Wax is Important While we consider it ?gross?, ear wax is actually really imperative…

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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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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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A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss

A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss

By | Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, News, Research

They call it ?the silent killer?. Affecting nearly half of all Americans, many of whom don?t even realize that they have it. It is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the most common medical conditions in the country. Hypertension is when the pressure of the blood running through your arteries is too high. Blood pressure naturally rises and falls throughout the day. Consequently, the danger is when it stays high for a long time. The reason it is a ?silent killer? is that it usually has no symptoms until the…

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Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

By | Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research

Hearing loss treatment is an investment. More than ever before, new studies are showing that treating your hearing loss is worth it. For the quality of life, potential earning, and avoiding larger medical expenses down the line. A new study from John Hopkins University makes the point very clear. Following subjects for a full decade, patients with the untreated hearing loss had 46% more healthcare expenses than subjects with healthy hearing. This is a difference that adds up to over $22,400 over the span of a decade. A Big Effect The recent John Hopkins study represents more than a decade…

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Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

By | Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Mental Health, News, Research

Is your mood connected to hearing loss? Think of listening to calming music and feeling like your mood is improving just by listening. Or perhaps the sounds of animals in the woods have that effect on you, such as birds, frogs, and crickets. Still, others can sit by the ocean and listen with their eyes closed for what feels like hours. Simply allowing the sound to wash over them as if it were the ocean itself. Link Between Hearing and Mood Each of these examples shows a strong link between hearing and mood. However, we all have also had harsh…

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Hearing Group November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Hearing Group November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By | Brain Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, Mental Health, News, Research

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. ?Join in and get an education on Alzheimer’s and hearing loss. In addition to a festive season, November is National Alzheimer?s Awareness Month. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan made November a month to shine some light on this difficult disease. Here at Hearing Group, our commitment to hearing health leads us to search for the link between untreated hearing loss, dementia, and Alzheimer?s disease. Hearing Loss and Communication As families come together this season, many of us look forward to catching up and sharing our experiences from the year. But, for people with hearing…

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Noise Pollution in US National Parks

Noise Pollution in US National Parks

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Nature, News, Research

Noise Pollution in US National Parks. Natural areas, parks, wildlife preserves ? those little patches of green space ? are quiet areas. Places where we can just sit and think. Or are they? Unfortunately, local and national parks are becoming louder and more chaotic because of noise pollution. Contact the Hearing Group for help with noise protection ? and remember, the best protection for your hearing is an updated hearing evaluation. Natural places and noise Parks used to be the one place to go for peace and quiet. But honking horns, jets, and other noise are reducing the peaceful aspects…

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The Growing Problem of Noise Pollution

The Growing Problem of Noise Pollution

By | Community, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, News

The growing problem of noise pollution. Our lives exist with a lot of background noise ? traffic, alerts on our phone, construction noise, the television on all the time ? it just seems natural. But people are beginning to call these sounds an urban plague and concerns are growing about the dangers of noise pollution. A yearly hearing evaluation?or more if you feel your hearing has been damaged, at Hearing Group will help make sure you don?t fall victim to noise pollution. It?s a noisy life Sound is everywhere. When sound rises to the level of dangerous or disturbing, it…

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