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All about Vertigo

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Vertigo is characterized by the sensation of feeling off balance. It can involve experiencing dizzy spells or feeling like the room you are in is spinning. Vertigo can be a temporary or chronic symptom of an underlying condition. It is typically associated with health issues involving the inner ear, auditory centers in the brain, or nerve pathways. There are effective …

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How Much Sleep Do I Need?

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Sleep is critical for health and wellness in countless ways. The amount and quality of sleep you receive impacts various aspects of life from metabolism, to brain health, and mood. Though sleep is a vital bodily function, an estimated 35% of adults receive less than the recommended amount. Additionally, 50 to 70 million adults have a sleep disorder which significantly …

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

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Do you ever find yourself wondering about how loud is too loud? Did you know that if noise is too loud it can affect your hearing permanently? Hearing loss is the 3rd most common chronic condition in the US, more common than cancer and diabetes. This is why the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) founded National …

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What Exactly Causes Fall Allergies?

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August and September bring more than the end of the summer. For many of us the beginning of autumn means watery eyes, sniffling, and sneezing. Allergies are one of the most common complaints in the world and It’s possible to be allergic to just about anything. However, pollen and dander are most common. As the fall gives way for late …

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Tips for Hearing aid Maintenance

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If you use hearing aids, then you know how important they are. Hearing aids help you hear your loved ones, your friends, and co-workers. They also allow you to stay active and alert when you are out in the world so you can feel confident in pursuing your joys and passions. It’s important to remember that these tiny electronic devices …

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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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Exercises to Help with Snoring

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Snoring is one of the more common sleep phenomena, with 40% of women and 57% of men experiencing it habitually. It’s common for snoring to cause an issue for those we may share a bed with, but it can also disturb roommates or family members who sleep in separate rooms. Sometimes snoring can be so loud as to cause partners …

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All About Deviated Septums 

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A deviated septum is characterized by the nasal septum being further on one side of the nose rather than centered. The nasal septum is made of bone and cartilage which forms a wall that separates the nostrils, dividing them into two. This constructs the left and right airways which facilitates breathing through our nose. For optimal airflow, the nasal septum …