Category Archives: Hearing Loss Info

Top 10 Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health issues in the United States. It decreases your ability to understand speech and hear sounds around you. People who work in noisy environments such as construction sites, road crews, and factories may lose hearing over time from being exposed to constant noise without proper protection. However, individuals […]

What Are Hearing Aid Domes?

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Throughout the centuries, people have struggled with hearing loss and finding adequate listening devices. Long ago are the days of using a hearing trumpet to encourage sound to travel deeper into the inner ear, but the struggle for an efficient hearing aid continues. In the quest to make sure people are given the best assistance […]

Best Hearing Aids for Everyday Use

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Hearing loss is a national crisis affecting approximately 48 million Americans, primarily those 65 and older. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that more than 30% of adults between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss. That estimate increases to 50% for people 75 and older. If left […]

Top 8 Tips for New Hearing Aid Wearers

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There are many people who experience hearing loss, though not everyone may require the assistance of hearing aids. Commonly associated with aging individuals, assistive hearing devices are also necessary for those who may have experienced illness or trauma with the auditory system. Although these devices aren’t able to restore hearing, they are able to compensate […]

How to Deal with Hearing Loss during COVID

For many Americans with hearing loss, access to support devices and ongoing monitoring of their exact degree of loss is a vital part of staying healthy. Not only does hearing loss often come as a symptom of other health issues that need to be treated, access to hearing aids and other essential support devices make […]

What is Tinnitus?

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The American Tinnitus Association describes tinnitus as the perception of sound when no external sound is actually present. While most people perceive their tinnitus as a ringing sound, it can also be perceived as whistling, buzzing, roaring, humming, chirping and several other sounds. It can sound as if it is coming from one ear, both […]

The Impacts Of Untreated Hearing Loss And Communication Breakdown

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According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss. Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) ages 18 and older report some form of hearing difficulties. The NIDCD also indicates that […]

Why You Should Have Your Hearing Loss Treated

Hearing loss can be a common problem, especially as people age, yet unlike vision problems, people may be less likely to have their hearing tested or receive treatment for auditory problems. One reason may be that insurance companies do not typically cover hearing aids, leaving people with the expense of medical testing and hearing devices. […]

Overcoming the Social Stigma of Hearing Loss

Dealing with hearing loss can be scary and upsetting. Unfortunately, this is only worsened by social stigmas associated with the condition. Some people are afraid to seek help hearing better because of how they think others will perceive and treat them. Sadly, this can cause people to struggle with reduced hearing when treatment could help […]

How Does a Doctor Check for Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is a surprisingly common problem. Around one in five Americans report some degree of the issue. If you notice that you have difficulty hearing, you may wonder what the next steps are. As you likely can guess, you will need some hearing tests to help with the diagnosis. However, if you are like […]