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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

In hearing loss by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Hearing loss is described as and invisible disability and affects nearly 48 million people in the U.S. alone. While hearing loss is not rare it can still be hard to come to terms with. If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss you may be wondering if there is a cure. The answer to that question is not strait forward because there are several different types of hearing loss and treatment depends on the …

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Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

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

Hearing loss is a condition that affects approximately 48 million people in the U.S. alone. Admitting you have a problem, and seeking a diagnosis is often the first step in finding relief for this condition. There are three types of hearing loss, which are treated in different ways. Types of Hearing Loss Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss, occurring when the inner ear nerves and hair cells are damaged, often …

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How Untreated Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

In hearing loss by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

People tend to spend a large portion of their life working. For a lot of people their job becomes something that they take pride in, are passionate about and becomes part of their identity. In 2010, an estimated 16 million people with hearing loss were employed in the United States. The scary thing to realize is that if you are living with untreated hearing loss it could seriously affect your success in the work. Studies …

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A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

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

As the world becomes more connected through the Internet, we can achieve more faster than ever before. Our friends, family and work are often just a few clicks away. The amount of information at our fingertips is an empowering thing but this level of connectivity can be equally overwhelming. The amount of choices out there can cause some people extreme stress and fatigue. The fight or flight response to humans as a species has been …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Uncategorized by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

What would be your most ideal day with the people you love most in life? Whether it is your significant other, your children or grandchildren, what activities do you most love to share with them? Do you love to travel to new cities, host dinner parties, go on long hikes in nature or stay at home cooking an intimate meal and snuggling on the couch watching a movie? When communication is clear and you are …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

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

Humans require social interaction to stay healthy in every aspect of our lives. Research shows that having a strong network of support and community creates both emotional and physical health. Over the years, there have been a number of studies showcasing the relationship between social support and the quality of physical and psychological health. In fact, the National Institute on Aging says research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks of high blood …

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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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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

In Prevention by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Hearing is a precious resource! Although there are constantly improving ways to assist hearing if it is lost, the body does not naturally regenerate the tiny hair-like structures of the inner ear where sounds are sensed. These hairs can easily be damaged by exposure to harsh noise, but they also deteriorate due to the natural process of sound exposure through the life course. With such a delicate system in place, it is remarkable that we …