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

Resources for People with Hearing Loss

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Resources for People who are Hard of Hearing

Hearing loss may begin as an isolating condition. In the early stages of hearing loss, people may not be aware yet that they are experiencing symptoms of it. In fact, it takes people an average of seven years from the time they notice changes in their hearing until they decide to get a comprehensive hearing exam. If you believe you are … 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

Does the Hearing Loss Pill Actually Work?

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Does the hearing loss pill work

Does the Hearing Loss Pill Actually Work?   As consumers, we are both skeptical of and hopeful for a miracle pill that will cure all. Pills and potions for losing weight, mending heartbreak, increasing our strength, and so on. Every now and then, we hear reports of a pill that will cure hearing loss, though usually, the drugs involved were … Read More

Why Are Restaurants So Loud?

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Why are restaurants so loud

Is it just me, or are restaurants getting louder… and louder? If you felt like you were practically shouting at your dinner companion last night while determining whether to get dessert, you might not be so far off. In recent years, a number of food critics, restaurant reviewers, and business journals have noted the rise in decibels at popular new … Read More

Treating your hearing loss early may help reduce your risk of dementia.

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Hearing Loss and Dementia cerritos california

The Link Between Untreated Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline The sense of hearing is one of the main channels by which our brains take in information and allow us to interact with and respond to the world around us. When a sound wave enters our ears, it travels through the middle and inner ear and is transformed into an electric … Read More

How To Talk To Your Parents About Hearing Loss

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how to talk to your parents about hearing loss

How To Talk To Your Parents About Hearing Loss The nurse takes your father’s blood pressure, it’s a little high but she says it’s “ok”. A few minutes later the doctor walks in and starts asking question you don’t know the answers to. Your dad leans in closer, you see him trying to read lips, you repeat the doctor’s questions … Read More

Professional musicians at greater risk of developing hearing loss

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Fame, wealth, and screaming fans — these are a couple of the terms and phrases you’d pick in order to summarize the everyday life of a professional musician. however, what you probably wouldn’t take into consideration is “hearing loss” or “tinnitus,” the not-so-pleasant side-effects of all that glory, wealth, and screaming. The unfortunate paradox is, a musician’s hearing is what … Read More

8 Reasons to Treat Your Hearing Loss Early

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Hearing decline is hazardously sneaky. It creeps up on a person through the years so gradually you scarcely become aware of it , making it all too easy to deny it’s even there. And afterwards, when you finally acknowledge the symptoms, you shrug it off as bothersome and frustrating due to the fact that its true effects are hidden.   … Read More