Category Archives: Hearing Health Info

World Hearing Day: Global Ear and Hearing Care Awareness

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World Hearing Day: Promoting Ear and Hearing Care Across the Globe Over 1.5 billion people around the world live with hearing loss. To promote awareness of this serious issue and help find solutions for those with the greatest need, the World Health Organization devised World Hearing Day.  Taking place on March 3, this holiday encourages […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Hyperacusis: Leading Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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Hyperacusis is a rare condition that affects one in 50,000 people, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It causes sound sensitivity and can impact your daily life in many detrimental ways. Everything sounds louder than it is, making everyday tasks seem impossible.  If you have ever asked, “why are my ears sensitive […]

Why Does My Ear Feel Clogged?

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The feeling that you have clogged ears is a common experience that can have a number of causes. Clogged ears are usually temporary, and most of the time you can resolve the problem with over-the-counter medicines or home remedies.  But perhaps you are wondering, why does my ear feel clogged in the first place? It […]

Different Types of Ear Pressure and Pain

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Ear pressure and pain are often confused with each other, but they are two different things. While they can occur simultaneously, pressure in the ears refers to a feeling of fullness. In contrast, ear pain is a more intense sensation that can be debilitating depending on its severity. Ear pain and pressure are quite common […]