Hearing Loss Consequences

What is hearing loss?
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Hearing loss, or a hearing impairment, occurs when a person’s ear has decreased sensitivity to normally produced sounds. The level of hearing loss for a given person is measured generally by the increase in volume needed for a person to detect the sound. There are three types of hearing loss, and each of those types can occur in either both ears (bilateral) or a single… Read More

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Is Your Social Life Suffering From Your Hearing Loss?
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Reclaim Your Social Life, Renew Your Confidence According to Harvard Health Publications , hearing loss can lead to greater social isolation, which is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia. Social isolation tends to go hand-in-hand with depression and anxiety. By investing in your hearing, you can once again go out with friends and family without worrying about missing out on conversations. Being unable to process what your… Read More

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Could Your Bones Be To Blame For Your Hearing Loss?
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A study featured in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has unveiled a possible correlation between osteoporosis and hearing loss. Researchers in Taiwan have found that the onset of osteoporosis and abrupt hearing loss often occur at the same time. Half of those who suddenly experience hearing loss as a result of osteoporosis will regain their hearing, while the other half are not so lucky. According… Read More

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Why Children With Hearing Loss May Develop Learning Problems
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Adults are not the only people who struggle with the consequences of hearing loss. A new study shows that children with one-sided hearing loss can suffer from learning problems, causing trouble completing school and low IQ scores. The recent deafness study in children was performed in Sweden and confirms American research showing a link between single-sided hearing loss and problems with language development. Children with hearing loss in… Read More

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Basic Aural Rehabilitation Steps for Hearing Loss Sufferers

After years of struggling with a hearing problem, you finally took the plunge and bought a hearing aid. After living with your device for a few years, you can’t deny that it’s made an improvement on your daily life; however, you still have difficulty hearing in certain situations. The hearing aid is great—and far better than life without one—but there still seems to be room… Read More

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Teachers May Suffer Hearing Loss From Classroom Noise Levels
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Hearing loss is affecting people at a younger and younger age, causing undue stress and shortening the working lives of numerous Americans. While many different careers have been linked to early loss of hearing, a recent study discovered occupational hearing loss in teachers—a group that may not consider themselves at risk for work-induced hearing problems. The results of the study show that many classrooms have average… Read More

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Swimmer’s Ear: What it Is and How to Treat it
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Kids are itching to get that last minute dip in the lake or trip to the public pool before the school bell rings. But if they’re not careful, they could soon be itching for weeks afterward due to a painful condition called swimmer’s ear. What Is Swimmer’s Ear? Otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer’s ear, is simply a skin infection inside the ear canal. You… Read More

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How to Cope with Hearing Loss

FACT: Approximately 12% of the U.S. population or 38 million Americans have a significant hearing loss. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), approximately two-thirds of all Americans over the age of 65 experience hearing loss, and so do half of Americans over the age of 75. If you’re learning about hearing loss and considering treatment with a hearing device you are certainly not… Read More

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