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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

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Though hearing loss is often associated with aging or loud noise exposure, there are several other factors that can lead to its development. You may be surprised to learn that ear infections can also cause hearing loss. Specifically, ear infections can cause conductive hearing loss, a type of hearing loss that occurs in the middle ear. Fortunately, this type of …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?   

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Hearing loss is one of the most pervasive health issues that people live with today. Over 48 million, or 1 in 6, people have some degree of hearing loss. Though hearing loss is a common medical condition, it is often undertreated. It takes an average of 7 years for people to address hearing loss symptoms. Contributing to this delay in …

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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month?If you haven’t heard of this campaign we are here to help you learn about it and why it can be valuable for your health. Organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Better Hearing and Speech Month is all about raising awareness about hearing loss – one of the most …

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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

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Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions people experience today. Nearly 1 in 6 people have some degree of impaired hearing. Hearing loss affects a person’s capacity to absorb and process sound which produces various symptoms that strain communication – a critical way we navigate daily life. While some causes of hearing loss are not preventable, …

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Scientists Have Discovered The Protein That Enables Hearing And Balance

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Scientists at Harvard Medical School recently identified the protein that plays a critical role in hearing and maintaining balance: TMC1. This discovery illuminates more information about the process of hearing and paves the way for research into new therapies and treatments for hearing loss.    Understanding How Hearing Works It is helpful to first understand what scientists and hearing health …

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A Link Between Migraines, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

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Studies show that people who suffer from migraines are also more likely to experience hearing loss and tinnitus. Hearing loss is a pervasive medical condition that reduces the capacity to hear and process sound. This produces a range of symptoms including tinnitus which is characterized by a buzzing or ringing-like noise in one or both ears. Hearing loss symptoms strain …

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How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

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Aging impacts the entire body, including the brain. The brain ages over time which mean that cognitive processes become less flexible. This includes decision-making, memory, learning, and completing tasks. Brain aging can slow these processes down, requiring more time to perform cognitive functions. Although this is a natural process that occurs over time, research shows that there are specific lifestyle …

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Why You Should Invest in Your Hearing Health

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Hearing loss is the third most prevalent medical condition people live with today. Though hearing loss impacts over 48 million people, it is still widely undertreated. It takes an average time of 7 years for people to seek treatment. This delay in treatment often affects health in a myriad of ways. Untreated hearing loss strains communication, relationships, and health. Treating …

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Regular Exercise May Help Improve Your Ear, Nose & Throat Issues

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The countless benefits of exercise are widely known: increased energy enhances oxygen and blood circulation, and reduces health risks. But did you know that exercise can also help improve ear, nose, and throat (ENT) issues? Common ENT issues include tonsillitis, ear infections, sinus infections, colds, and flu. These illnesses are caused by a bacterial or viral infection that impacts the …