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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

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We all know that loud sounds can cause hearing loss, and awareness is growing about hearing loss that comes from prolonged exposure to softer sounds (as low as 75 decibels). These types of hearing loss are called “sensorineural,” as they derive from damage to the parts of the ear that transduce (convert) mechanical sound energy into electrical energy, in the …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a great opportunity to prioritize your hearing health! Treating hearing loss reduces the risk of developing dementia – a group of neurological conditions that impacts 50 million people globally. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which progressively reduces cognitive functions related to memory, thinking, decision making, and learning. World Alzheimer’s Month, launched …

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Studies Show Higher Rates of Hearing Loss for People with Diabetes

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Hearing loss and diabetes are two of the most frequent health problems in the United States, and there is a link between them. Diabetes patients are twice as likely to develop hearing loss as individuals who do not have the disease. The Diabetes-Hearing Loss Connection High blood sugar levels can harm the microscopic blood cells in the inner ear, disrupting …

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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

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It’s a story we hear from a lot of people in their 60s today: “I worked as a welder/pipefitter / factory hand back in the 70s and didn’t wear ear protection.” Whatever the specific job may have been, hearing protection wasn’t on most people’s radar back then. There was even a stigma in some work cultures against wearing hearing protection. …

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What Exactly Causes Spring Allergies?

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Spring is an exciting time of the year. The weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and there’s more sun! But this can also be a challenging time for people who experience spring allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, spring allergies affect more than 50 million people each year. People have to navigate various symptoms including …

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What Causes Tension Headaches?

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Most people are familiar with experiencing headaches. But did you know that there are different types of headaches? This includes sinus, cluster, migraine, and tension headaches which are associated with concentrated pain or discomfort in different affected areas.  The most common type is tension headaches which are often described as a squeezing sensation around the forehead. Tension headaches can occur …

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Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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This month is Better Hearing and Speech Month! Organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this initiative seeks to raise awareness about communication disorders and solutions that transform health.  Hearing loss is one of the most pervasive medical conditions that people navigate today. Impacting nearly 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition that older …

Propel Springs Life into Sinus Sufferers

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Fast Facts: Chronic Sinusitis, Sinus Surgery and PROPEL® Sinus Stent What are the symptoms of chronic sinusitis? How common is it? The condition affects one in eight adults – 29 million Americans. One of the most common health conditions in the U.S. The sinuses are air-­‐filled cavities located within the bones around the nose and eyes that allow for natural …