Category Archives: Hearing Loss

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    Auditory Training Through Music?

    Posted on February 4, 2014 by in Hearing Loss, Research

    We have often shared blogs about hearing loss, and how to manage when hearing starts to fade. We have also warned of the dangers of loud noises, and the ease with which everyday sounds can contribute to hearing loss; but short of recommending ear plugs, or turning down your ipod, what can we do to ensure that we don’t lose our hearing in the first place? How can we work on keeping our hearing intact, or begin to restore it […]

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    New World Record Causes Hearing Loss in Sports Fans

    Posted on December 1, 2013 by in Hearing Loss

    On October 14, 2013 a new record was added to the Guinness Book. The Kansas City Chiefs fans broke the world record for an outdoor sports stadium in their 24-7 win over Oakland that Sunday when they reached 137.5 decibels in the closing minutes. The decibel level to beat was 136.6 set by Seahawks fans just a few months earlier. The latest trend in sporting events is to break this Guinness World Record, and this football season many teams’ fans are attempting […]

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    Summertime and The Living is Noisy

    Posted on August 3, 2013 by in Hearing Loss

    Summer is here, and along with beach trips and ice cream cones, we may be experiencing an increase in noise. The change of seasons brings to mind live music, fireworks, and swimming pools; all of which can be lots of fun , but can also be detrimental to your hearing. The smell of fresh-cut grass is reminiscent of the season, but how can we protect our ears from the noise-induced hearing loss of working with a lawn mower? The answer […]

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    Depression and Hearing Loss

    Posted on March 22, 2012 by in Hearing Loss

    Depression is a problem that can affect just about anyone at any age, but according to a study conducted by the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, 15 of every 100 adults over age 65 in the U.S. reported feelings associated with depression. There are many contributing factors to the diagnosis of depression, but one very serious correlation has been drawn between those who are suffering from hearing loss and feelings of depression and isolation. In 1999, The National Council on Aging […]

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    How to Detect Hearing Loss in Infants and Children

    Posted on December 6, 2011 by in Children, Detection, Hearing Loss

    Children learn speech by imitating the sounds that they hear around them, and without the tools of hearing and speech many developmental milestones can be delayed and feel almost impossible. There is a myth circulating about children needing to be a certain age to have their hearing tested. Doesn’t my child have to be able to talk to accurately respond to a hearing test? Absolutely not. If you suspect that your child is hearing impaired, they can be tested as […]

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    Tips on Discussing Hearing Loss with a Loved One

    Posted on December 4, 2011 by in Hearing Loss, How to

    Hearing impairment is one of the most commonly unaddressed health conditions in the United States. While hearing loss can be an extremely sensitive topic to bring up with a loved one, living with a hearing impaired individual who refuses to seek help can be a very difficult situation to navigate.  In many cases the spouse or family member of the affected person will fall into a pattern of co-dependency. In this situation, you may feel that you are helping by […]

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    The Changing Population of People with Hearing Loss

    Posted on October 16, 2011 by in Children, Hearing Loss

    “Turn it down!” This phrase is most likely familiar to you. When your mother told you to turn down your stereo, or video game, you probably thought she was just being a nag. Little did you know that she was ahead of her time, and (as this is usually the case with mothers) she was right! Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a very serious and increasingly common cause of concern in healthcare today, and it is drastically changing the […]

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss

    Posted on September 29, 2011 by in Detection, Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can be either sudden or gradual, depending on the cause. Some people lose hearing due to infection, overexposure to loud noise, or injury, while others might notice their hearing declining due to age or as a result of certain disease processes. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of auditory impairment in order to know when to involve a medical professional. There are several ways for a clinician to test auditory functioning, but how could you […]

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