4 Reasons Gen-Xers and Millennials Need Hearing Protection

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4 Reasons Gen-Xers and Millennials Need Hearing Protection

Text neck. Near-sightedness. Difficulty with offline relationships. These are just a few complications of being a millennial (generally, people born between 1980 and 2000), due to the relationship to technology. But it’s not just millennials. Gen-Xers, born between 1960 and 1980, are also prone to a new set of health issues due to advances in technology. One major health issue … Read More

The Link Between Hearing Loss & Depression

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Link Between Hearing Loss & Depression

Hearing Loss: A Common Condition In the United States, hearing loss is the third most common medical condition, trailing behind heart disease and arthritis. Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans, which is 20% of the population. The incidents of hearing loss increase as we get older, with a third of people over the age of 65 experiencing some degree … Read More

Is Hearing Loss Genetic?

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Is Hearing Loss Genetic? When subjecting hearing loss to the nature vs. nurture debate, we are left with the staggering reality that hearing loss may occur to anyone, at any age, regardless of genetics. Years of exposure to damaging volumes, beginning at a young age with earbuds blasting loud music to occupationally hazardous sounds, whether you are a dentist or … Read More