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Could Hearing Loss Increase Your Risk for Psychosis?

If you struggle with untreated hearing loss, but think it’s not a big deal, think again. Hearing loss affects millions of Americans, and leads to much more than just missing a few sounds. Those living with untreated hearing loss have more struggles in their relationships due to difficulty communicating, and have worse mental, emotional and physical health. If that isn’t …

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Doctors Warn that Modern Day Living Contributes to Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is quickly becoming a national concern. Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 48 million Americans, or roughly 20% of the population are struggling with hearing loss! We often take our hearing for granted, but think of how many people you know personally who have hearing loss? This is no longer a concern for …

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Tips for Communicating Your Hearing Loss

Having a conversation about hearing loss is never easy. We know this first hand. Discussing your hearing loss with a loved one can lead to anxiety, frustration, or hurt feelings. A recent analysis of data reveals the most productive ways to communicate your hearing loss to get the reactions you want and receive the support and help that you expect. …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Are you planning any trips this winter? Maybe you’re spending Thanksgiving with the extended family, going to Mexico for a week in February, or have a work trip coming up. The question is, how do you travel with hearing aids? Don’t get stressed, or let hearing loss keep you from traveling. Read on for some useful tips and tricks to …

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Hearing Impairment and Police Interactions

By the time we hit our teens, many basic safety precautions come naturally to us. Those lessons about looking both ways before crossing the street and waiting until the light turns green have been drilled into our psyches so we are appropriately alert when we are taking a stroll or driving our cars. Nevertheless, if you experience or are starting …

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How Hearing Aids Improve Your Safety

That hearing aids contribute to a better quality of life is a well-known fact. They not only make it possible to hear and communicate clearly, but they also reduce stress, inspire social activity to keep us connected to our loved ones and improve one’s overall physical and mental well-being. In addition to these important benefits, hearing devices have the ability …

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Benefits of Using Hearing Aids

Of the five senses, a person requires hearing the most to successfully interact with the world around them. When one is affected by hearing loss, it hinders more than just the ability to hear but also overall health, relationships and even safety. Approximately 48 million people in the United States suffer from hearing loss. Unfortunately, there is evidence that around …

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How Hearing Aids Help Your Relationships

Quotes floating around the Internet and books often place “listening” over “hearing.” Being able to understand what people mean implicitly when they have a conversation often requires hearing what they say and their tone of voice on top of reading body language. But if one’s hearing is impaired, how can one listen? With hearing being such an integral aspect of …

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Hearing Aid Maintenance Tips

Hearing aids are amazing but delicate technological wonders, and are an important investment for many users. Today’s hearing aid devices are powered by sensitive electrical components, so moisture, direct sunlight, excessive temperatures and chemicals can easily damage them. It is important to follow a few simple, yet essential steps when cleaning and caring for your hearing devices to ensure that …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Hearing Aids

When you wear hearing aids, it is important to have a daily routine to keep them working properly. At the same time, there are certain things to avoid with respect to hearing aid use and care, especially things that can potentially damage them to the point of having to be replaced. The following is a list of do’s and don’ts …