When the Cost of Hearing Loss Outweighs Its Treatment

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Hearing loss isn’t just about missing some of the sounds around you. While it’s true that hearing loss means you’ll have trouble hearing high sounds or soft sounds, hearing loss affects so much more! Your social, mental, and emotional health all suffer. Even your career is in jeopardy! Hearing aids can seem costly, but when weighed against the benefits of … Read More

Hard of Hearing and Police Interactions

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Interacting with the police can be difficult at the best of times, but for those who are hard of hearing, talking with law enforcement can be stressful. If you struggle with hearing loss, you know that miscommunications are common and you often don’t understand exactly what is happening or respond correctly. When encountering police who are trained to deal with … Read More

Sports & Your Hearing Health

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  Making March Madness… Is it “mad” for our Hearing? March madness is officially upon us. Bars are full of screaming fans rooting for their alma mater or their workplace brackets. College students crowd into stadiums where music blasts and clever chants roar. At Fidelity Hearing, March Madness has gotten us thinking about how noise and sporting events go hand-in-hand, … Read More

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

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