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The Connection Between Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

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

As with all of our senses, hearing is linked to our brain function. When our ears pick up sound waves, they are transmitted through the middle ear where they are amplified, and then they are sent to the inner ear where they are processed into neural signals. These signals make their way through well-worn neural pathways to the auditory processing center in our brains, where they are registered as sounds we recognize. With untreated hearing …

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Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

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

Think of a time when you’ve been surrounded by the peace and quiet of uninterrupted nature. It’s an experience we only really come across on purpose, like while camping, or in those early predawn hours before the mechanical world wakes up. This is the soundscape that our ears were built for. In fact, the human ear was designed to accommodate sounds considerably less aggressive than the ones we’ve managed to produce on a mass scale …

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The Effects of Hearing Loss on Daily Life

In hearing health, hearing loss, Signs & Symptoms by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Our sense of hearing is always on, sending us information about the world around us, helping us communicate and connect with others. When you experience hearing loss, the effects ripple throughout your life. Our hearing ability impacts how we perform at work and hearing loss can limit enjoyment of family time and leisure activities.  If left untreated, hearing loss has been shown to impact out quality of life and mental health. The good news is, …

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Oticon’s OPN Can Help Your Fitness Goals in the New Year

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

Have you made any new year’s resolutions for 2018? Did you include resolutions about your health, like going the gym more, getting active, or eating healthier? If you want to get in shape this year, and make improvements to your health, why not take a look at your hearing health as well! Hearing loss affects far more than your ability to hear in conversations. If you can’t hear, your relationships suffer, you risk developing depression …