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Got those seasonal sniffles? You probably know exactly how they can affect more than your nose. Read on to learn how allergies can lead to hearing loss. A: This is a great question! Let’s start with some allergy basics. Allergies An allergy is when your body’s defenses overreact to something that is not typically harmful. These are called allergens, and

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Safety and comfort are key in choosing a mask. But how hard is it for others to understand you based on the type of mask you’ve chosen? Read on to find out. Which Mask Can Help You Be Heard? You probably chose your go-to masks based on safety and comfort. However, communicating while wearing a mask can be tricky —

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It’s Not Just About Hearing Hearing loss can affect not only your well-being but also your overall quality of life. If you have hearing loss, read on to for ways to be the happiest, healthiest you.   Hearing Loss and Falls Are Linked Research backs up the connection between hearing loss and falls. In one study , those with at

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5 Ways to Help Others With Hearing Loss Getting treated for hearing loss can be such a life-changing experience that it’s only natural to want to share the sense of independence, reconnection, and other positive outcomes that can go hand in hand with improved hearing. These five tips can help you pay your better-hearing success forward, inspiring others living with

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If you’ve been wanting to spread the joy of better hearing to others — to pay it forward, so to speak — we’re making it easy, with 6 inspired ideas for the merry season and beyond. Get a Head Start With These Inspiring Ideas Paying It Forward Means Even More Q: As someone with firsthand experience tackling hearing loss, how

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Have you — or has someone you know — ever gone to a play, seminar, house of worship, or musical performance, optimized your hearing device settings, and still had trouble hearing? Why does this happen? Hearing in Public Spaces When you listen to a live speech, classroom lesson, classical guitarist, or clergyperson, your hearing device uses a built-in microphone to

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Our Audiologist Sarah Caldwell has been keeping up with her reading and was able to check out this audiology related book by Lydia Denworth.  Check out her latest book review below Book Review: I Can Hear You Whisper by Lydia Denwort Lydia Denworth is the mother of a child born with a progressive, and eventually profound hearing loss. In her

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From slips and spills to collisions, machine mishaps and more, accidents befall us all, but did you know that hearing loss might contribute to the risk of injury? In fact, one investigation found that those with hearing difficulties may have a doubled chance of suffering an accidental injury at work or play. The study, published in a 2018 edition of

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So many things around the house are designed to alert you using noise. But what if a hearing loss means you miss when the smoke detector or alarm clock sounds?   The following alerting devices are ideal methods for helping your home — or the home of a loved one — feel even safer. Smoke Alarms A smoke alarm-based alert

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Hearing loss can seem daunting, with its ability to affect relationships, self‑confidence, physical health, and more. Taking charge of it, however, can go a long way toward keeping you feeling empowered and engaged. Start with these 10 helpful do’s and don’ts: Do’s DO know that you’re not alone. Hearing loss is a growing public-health challenge — the third most chronic

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Hearing Care Q & A Question: Why Do You Encourage Us to Bring a Companion? Answer: The simple answer is that everyone benefits, including your audiologist. Let’s unpack some of the reasons for this: Hearing loss affects your companion, too Once someone suspects they have hearing issues, they’ll wait, on average, seven years before getting a hearing evaluation. One reason

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What does osteoporosis , a potentially debilitating disease affecting some 10 million Americans and 2 million Canadians , have in common with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, dementia, and other selected conditions? It can go hand in hand with hearing loss. More specifically, at least one study links osteoporosis to a nearly doubled risk of sudden

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How Are Smoking and Hearing Loss Related? The connection between smoking and heart disease, cancer, and respiratory problems gets all the attention, but the effects of smoking on hearing have long been known. If you’re one of the 40 million U.S. adults who smokes cigarettes — or someone who lives with a smoker — read on to find out how

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5 Ways to Support Your HEARing Health The whir of a hummingbird. The warning of an approaching ambulance. The round of laughter after your deviously funny and deftly delivered wedding toast. That sublime guitar riff or soulful crescendo in your favorite song. As we celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month in May and the theme, Communication for All it's a

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Are hearing impairment and diabetes connected? More than you might think. Hearing loss — which affects an estimated one of every five Americans — is twice as common among people living with diabetes, making healthy habits and regular hearing checkups all the more important for overall wellness. Some 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes , a chronic metabolic

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