Author Archives: Dr. Dewsnup

Dementia and Hearing Loss: The Complex Connection 

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Many people experience hearing loss as they age. According to healthcare professionals at UCLA Health, hearing loss affects about one-third of all adults between 65 and 74, and around half of those over 75. While hearing loss alone can make aging more difficult, several studies have found that aging adults with more severe hearing loss […]

Which Sport Causes the Most Concussions?

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According to the Brain Injury Research Institute, each year, there are between 1.7 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States.  Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries caused by blows, jolts, or bumps to the body or head that make the brain move forcefully within the skull. They are serious and can cause long-lasting […]

The Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

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Understanding the Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss In the United States, more than 37 million people have diabetes. It is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas can’t make enough insulin or the body doesn’t know how to use the insulin it produces. It can affect many aspects of a person’s life, and […]

How Head Injuries and Concussions Can Have an Impact on Balance

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are as many as 3.8 million concussions in the United States annually.  Concussions and head injuries can have a serious impact on cognitive function, but not everyone realizes that they can also have an impact on balance. In fact, almost half of those who suffered […]

Disposable vs. Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries — What’s Best For You?

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Hearing aids can make a world of difference for people who have hearing loss. Whether you have mild or severe auditory issues, hearing aids can make life so much easier to navigate.  These electronic devices work by amplifying the sounds around you to make them more clear and distinct. This can improve your conversations, enhance […]

Understanding and Managing Auditory Processing Disorders

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Do you or a loved one struggle to process or understand the sounds you hear? Sometimes, it can be hard to distinguish one noise from another when there is a lot of commotion around you, but when it feels like this all the time, you may be suffering from an auditory processing disorder. Also known […]

Audiology Awareness Month: Celebrating Hearing Health

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Amplifying Audiology Awareness: Celebrating Audiology Awareness Month October is Audiology Awareness Month, a month dedicated to sharing information about conditions that affect your ability to hear and the experts who work on treating those conditions. The American Academy of Audiology established Audiology Awareness Month in 2008.  The purpose of this month of recognition is to […]

Embracing Balance Awareness Week

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Celebrating Balance Awareness Week September 17th through the 23rd is Balance Awareness Week. The Vestibular Disorders Association, or VeDa, established Balance Awareness Week in 1997 to recognize vestibular disorders and conditions that affect balance. Since then, this week has been dedicated to educating and informing the public on the importance of a healthy vestibular system. […]

The Impact of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss on Different Age Groups

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The Impact of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss on Different Age Groups Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a condition in which your inner ear experiences irreversible damage as a result of exposure to high levels of noise. NIHL is a global health issue affecting people of all ages and backgrounds, including infants and elderly folks. Understanding how […]

Industrial Hearing Care: Protecting Workers from Occupational Noise Exposure

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Hearing Health Management and Occupational Noise Exposure Occupational noise exposure is a major health concern in many industrial settings. It can lead to permanent hearing loss among workers, which can have devastating effects on their health and overall quality of life. Fortunately, there are effective ways to avoid and protect against this condition. For both […]