Category Archives: Hearing Care Info

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 […]

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 […]

Audiology 101: What Is Binaural Hearing?

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Audiology 101: What Is Binaural Hearing? People naturally have what is called binaural hearing, or the ability to hear in both ears. At some point in life, you may lose hearing in one or both of your ears. When you lose hearing in one ear, you may think it’s okay to treat only that ear, […]

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and the Importance of Hearing Tests

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and the Importance of Hearing Tests In the past, hearing aids were only available with a prescription from an audiologist. Certain types of hearing aids have now become available over the counter. Do these hearing aids work as well as prescription aids from a hearing center? Find out more about OTC hearing […]

Anatomy of the Ear and Understanding Hearing

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The ear is the organ of hearing and balance, making it an essential part of how we navigate the world. Despite the importance of this organ, most people don’t know how hearing works. So what is hearing? Learn more about how the ear works.  Parts of the Ear To understand how the ear works, we […]