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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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Studies Show that Hearing Loss Can Worsen Tinnitus

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Tinnitus is the experience of hearing a specific sound in one or both ears when no external sound is actually present in your environment. This phantom-like noise is often described as a buzzing, ringing, clicking, or whooshing-like sound that can range in severity. Tinnitus can be experienced intermittently or chronically.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), …

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Do Rising Temperatures Affect Our Allergies?

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Allergies are among the most common health issues that people experience.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50 million people experience allergies every year. Also, allergies impact an estimated 30% of adults and 40% of children in the United States. As the months are warming up and pollen count becomes higher, you may be …

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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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Reasons Your Ears May Feel Clogged

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Feeling like your ears are clogged is an unpleasant experience. Clogged ears can make hearing challenging as speech sounds muffled and unclear. Feeling a sense of fullness in the ears is typically a symptom of an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed. There are effective ways to alleviate this symptom which depends on what exactly is causing it. …