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A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

In hearing health, hearing loss by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

It is common to have hearing loss as we age but not necessarily inevitable. If you could go back and wear ear protection at every concert and sporting event you attended, and never exposed yourself to loud noise that would be a dream. Fortunately, there are ways to preserve the hearing you still have simply by being conscience about what food you choose to eat. Not only does a healthy diet affect everything from heart …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

In hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

2020 is upon us and with this New Year brings new resolutions to ring in the decade.  Maybe you plan on going on more trips or more time with friends and family.  Maybe this year brings the resolution to get back into that hobby you’ve always wanted to explore.  What ever your resolutions for the new years are, it will take healthy hearing to make that dream a reality.  Perhaps you don’t see at first …

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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

In hearing aids, Lifestyle by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

One in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older live with hearing loss in both ears while roughly 10 percent of the U.S. adult population, or about 25 million Americans, has experienced tinnitus lasting at least five minutes in the past year. Statistics show that about 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids but sadly people often wait 10 years on average before …

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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

In hearing aids by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Hearing loss affects people of all ages, but roughly a third of people over 65 suffer from this condition. While some decide to manage their condition without treatment, new studies indicate that hearing loss can have a wider range of consequences than previously thought. One of the newest developments in the field of neuroscience is the study of brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity. It was long thought that the brain localized functions into different …

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Hearing Aids and Artificial Intelligence

In Hearing Aid Technology, hearing aids, News by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

The world of those who live with hearing loss has a broad spectrum since it encompasses those with temporary as well as permanent hearing loss. Also, hearing loss can also cause many social pressures, which can cause people who suffer hearing loss to change their behaviors and cause them to seek psychological counseling. When a person feels these pressures may have stigmatized them, the pressure may cause withdrawal from society and loss of self-confidence, among …

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Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

In Research by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Hearing loss that is left untreated can cause personal safety issues. According to studies, certain accidental injuries have been linked to hearing loss. The leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the United States are accidental injuries. Prevalence and Symptoms of Hearing Loss According to the NIH, one of the most common health concerns that individuals face is hearing loss which affects an estimated 40 Americans over the age of 18. Various other possible causes …

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Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

In Hearing Loss Treatment by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Not all afflictions in the human body have to be serious. They are serious; learning from past mistakes doesn’t have to be serious. When it comes to hearing loss, people used to do some wacky things to “cure” their condition. Looking back, it’s a miracle science ever figured out a solution for hearing loss. Historical cures are a lesson in human creativity. A lot can be learned from those mistakes; mainly, not to them again. …

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Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

In hearing loss by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem in sound delivery to the hearing region in the inner ear, known as the cochlea. The condition can occur as a result of blockage of the ear canal which is a hole in the eardrum. Another reason is maybe due to problems with the three small bones in the ear. Accumulation of fluid between cochlea ad the eardrum can also cause conductive hearing Issues. Signs and …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

In hearing health by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

What is an ear infection? By definition, an ear infection is a bacterial or viral infection that affects the ear. There are two types of ear infections. The most commonly known ear infection is of the outer ear. Better known as swimmer’s ear, this infection occurs when water or blockage sits too long on the ear drum causing bacteria to build up in the ear canal. Here we take a look at ear infections and …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

In Hearing Loss Treatment by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Ask any child today if they could skip childhood and go straight to adulthood if they would. Nine times out of ten they will answer in the same manner. Skip childhood and streamline to adulthood. Funny thing is we neglect to acknowledge what happens to the body as it ages. The older we get, the harder our senses have to work. One of the primary senses that tends to deplete is our hearing. Hearing loss …