Hearing loss prevention

For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a diverse condition affecting all ages and manifesting itself in different ways. One of the many possible causes of hearing loss is medication use, specifically painkillers. A study funded by the US National Institutes of Health was conducted to test correlation between …

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Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

Hearing loss, prevalent in older adults, has been linked by previous studies to depressive symptoms and cognitive decline. Lesser known are the impacts of treated hearing loss on the same health outcomes. Hearing Loss and Treatment Options Age related hearing loss is a type of …

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Head Injuries and Hearing Loss

Head injuries are a common cause of hospitalizations in the United States. From motor skills and function to sensory losses, the side effects and potential long term impacts of head injuries can be devastating. What is a Head Injury? Head injuries can range from a …

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Know your Rights with Hearing Loss

Living with hearing loss presents many challenges, but is it a disability? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a disability as either a physical or mental condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Doctor’s appointments, meetings at work, and family gatherings …

How Loud is Too Loud for Kids

How Loud is Too Loud for Kids

A recent study has revealed that over half of 8- to 12-year-olds listen to music daily, and nearly two-thirds of teenagers do. And it’s becoming clear that many of these young people are listening to music in their headphones at unsafe levels, an activity that …

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

Factors other than age and noise can hurt your hearing health. Did you know that hearing loss is linked to smoking and drinking? People who smoke daily or drink a lot are also more likely to lose their hearing. Here’s everything you need to know …

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer's Month

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

Hearing loss is linked to increased heart disease and diabetes rates and has significantly contributed to depression, anxiety, and social isolation. Hearing loss is also connected to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You can’t fully understand the impact of hearing loss until you understand how hearing …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

Hearing loss is often called an “invisible disability” because it is not always clear when someone has it, and people often don’t talk about it. On average, people with hearing loss don’t do anything about it for seven years. Studies show that only one in …