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Physical Health Ailments can Result in Hearing Loss

Physical Health Ailments can Result in Hearing Loss

December 17, 2018

Hearing loss is often caused by other unerlying medical conditions. Those with diabetes tend to have twice the likelihood of having some form of hearing loss, based on a report by the American Diabetes Association. Similarly, several other health conditions can also result in hearing loss.

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Chemotherapy Medications that may Damage Hearing

Chemotherapy Medications that may Damage Hearing

November 15, 2018

Chemotherapy is already quite a struggle for those who are dealing with cancer. Recent research has also found that certain medications used during chemotherapy tend to cause hearing loss as a side effect. Although these medications may have helped effectively deal with cancer, it may lead to damaged hearing.

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Hearing Impaired Individuals Face Negative Perceptions from Others

Hearing Impaired Individuals Face Negative Perceptions from Others

October 15, 2018

Hearing loss is an isolating and difficult condition to deal with. Unfortunately, hearing loss has a compounded effect of being doubly difficult due to the negative perceptions that other people have about hearing impaired individuals.

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How to Enjoy the Movies or Live Theater with Hearing Loss

How to Enjoy the Movies or Live Theater with Hearing Loss

October 15, 2018

People with hearing loss are often nervous about going to the movies. They fear they won't be able to understand the dialogue over the booming soundtrack, so they often wait for a film's digital copy that they can watch in the privacy of their own home with the captions on.

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The Ideal Age for Hearing Tests

The Ideal Age for Hearing Tests

September 17, 2018

Being able to hear is one of the most fundamental abilities we rely on to function in this world. As children, we often go through screenings to check for hearing loss starting from birth right through the early school years. As we grow older, we begin to take our hearing for granted, which could be a grave error on our part.

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Nutritional Boosts for Healthy Ears

Nutritional Boosts for Healthy Ears

August 15, 2018

Nutrition does more than keep our body and mind fit. It can even help boost our sense of hearing and even prevent hearing damage! Here are some vital foods that can help you keep your hearing intact for all your years to come. Hearing loss is a permanent condition so it is best to preserve your hearing while it is still intact.

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Treatment for Children with Hearing Loss

Treatment for Children with Hearing Loss

July 16, 2018

Hearing loss is generally associated with the elderly population, which is why children are often overlooked when it comes to hearing damage. In reality, approximately 3 children out of 1000 have either some type of loss of hearing or are born with complete deafness.

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Bring Out Your Earplugs. It’s Summer Time!

Bring Out Your Earplugs. It’s Summer Time!

June 15, 2018

People simply love the summer time. The promise of hours soaking up the sunlight, lounging around outside in the grassy lawns, and enjoying those Sunday BBQs all seem so enticing. Unfortunately, the summer fun may be hard on your ears. Read more to find out how and what you can do about it.

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Traveling With Hearing Instruments

Traveling With Hearing Instruments

May 15, 2018

Going on a vacation is always fun and exciting, but for those with hearing loss it can also be a cause for concern. There are so many factors to consider when traveling with hearing loss, even if you wear hearing aids. Here are some recommendations that can make your next travel plan go as smoothly as possible.

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Approaching Children Regarding Hearing Loss

Approaching Children Regarding Hearing Loss

April 16, 2018

It is commonly believed that hearing loss is a problem of the elderly population in America. This cannot be further from the truth. In America, approximately 12,000 infants are born with some form of hearing impairment every year. This is why it is important to discuss the topic of hearing loss so that they may become more aware of it in order to help themselves or other children in need.

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Getting Accustomed to Hearing Instruments

Getting Accustomed to Hearing Instruments

March 15, 2018

Wearing hearing aids for the very first time can be an exciting yet somewhat challenging experience as you adapt to the sounds that you were unable to hear for so long. Approximately 25% of those who obtain new hearing instruments no longer use them due to their inability to adjust to the changed range of sounds. Hearing aids can really change your life for the better, and with a little time and patience, you too can enjoy wearing your new hearing aids.

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Fatigue Due to Hearing Loss

Fatigue Due to Hearing Loss

February 15, 2018

People with hearing loss tend to feel exhausted due to the constant strain on their ears to focus on the limited range of sounds they are able to perceive. Doctor from the department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, reported that people encountering hearing impairment have additional strain placed upon their cognitive abilities as a result of their hearing loss.

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Benefits of Hearing Aids Extend Beyond the Ears

Benefits of Hearing Aids Extend Beyond the Ears

January 15, 2018

Suffering from a hearing impairment can be an emotionally and physically challenging situation. It can have adverse effects on your mental and physical health, vocational productivity, and interpersonal relationships. Treating your hearing loss with hearing aids not only restores your hearing; it also helps you regain an active lifestyle and improve your quality of life.

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Sound and Hearing

Sound and Hearing

December 15, 2017

When people talk about hearing they commonly refer to the term known as “sound waves.” The creation of sound begins with the vibration of particles in the air that result in waves of sound that travel through the atmosphere and into the ears. Once the ear drum receives these sound signals, they also begin to vibrate and convert these vibrations into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain where they are interpreted as sound.

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Batteries for Hearing Devices

Batteries for Hearing Devices

November 15, 2017

Using hearing aids requires you to utilize hearing aid batteries that are available in various shapes and sizes, depending on your hearing aid model. You can check the manual of your hearing aid or consult your audiologist to determine the correct battery size and category for your particular hearing aids.

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The World of Sounds Captured Through Echoic Memory

The World of Sounds Captured Through Echoic Memory

October 16, 2017

People often store their auditory memories through the part of the sensory memory system known as the echoic memory. This particular sensory memory keeps an internal record of the sounds you have been exposed to throughout your lifetime.

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Enhancing Relationships Using Hearing Aids

Enhancing Relationships Using Hearing Aids

September 15, 2017

We are now more aware than ever before that the key to a healthy, strong relationship lies is effective communication. Any relationship can deteriorate due to inefficient communication that can result from hearing loss.

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Conversing Efficiently Despite Hearing Damage

Conversing Efficiently Despite Hearing Damage

August 15, 2017

Every relationship depends heavily on efficient communication in order to be successful, be it your romantic partner, family, friends, or children. Hearing loss can interfere with effective communication and lead to disruptions in interpersonal relationships.

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Refrain From Using Cotton Swabs for Ear-Cleaning Purposes

Refrain From Using Cotton Swabs for Ear-Cleaning Purposes

July 14, 2017

People have used cotton swabs to clean their ears for ages, which is strange, considering the warning sign on the package that clearly states that cotton swabs should NOT be used to clean the ear canal since it may cause injury.

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Genetic Hearing Impairment

Genetic Hearing Impairment

June 15, 2017

Most hearing professionals concur that majority of the cases of hearing loss is a result of some type of genetic abnormality. Developmental experts believe that in developed countries, hearing loss due to genetic predisposition is the most common birth defect.

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Hearing Tests

Hearing Tests

May 15, 2017

People with suspected hearing loss undergo a behavioral hearing test known as the pure tone audiometry. This test explores the steadiness and intensity of the hearing loss and is administered by a hearing care specialist. Results of the test are reported through an audiogram which depicts the pure tone threshold (PTT) of the participant.

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Hearing Aids Are True Value for Money

The Workings of the Inner Ear

April 14, 2017

Your sense of hearing is basically generated from your inner ear. This part of the ear is the final part that sends sound signals to the brain to help us recognize and interpret the sounds we are hearing from our surrounding environments.

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Hearing Aids Are True Value for Money

Hearing Aids Are True Value for Money

March 15, 2017

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) reveals that investing in the purchase of hearing aids can help you attain several significant returns. Investing in hearing aids can help prevent the loss of income as a result of hearing loss.

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Hearing with One Ear

Hearing with One Ear

February 15, 2017

People are slowly beginning to realize that hearing loss does not necessarily affect both ears. At present, 60,000 people in America have a form of hearing loss known as Single Sided Deafness (SSD), which means that they suffer from a significant hearing impairment in one of their ears.

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Health and Hearing

Health and Hearing

January 15, 2017

Hearing loss is a common problem that affects several million people each year. Any form of hearing loss not only impacts your sense of hearing but also your general health. Hearing loss can be a very isolating experience.

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ReSound Featured on The Dr. Oz Show

ReSound Featured on The Dr. Oz Show

January 10, 2017

As some of you may have seen on social media, ReSound had the opportunity to discuss Smart Hearing™ with Dr. Oz at CES 2017 this past weekend. The segment aired on Tuesday’s Dr. Oz Show, included as part of his summary of the most innovative health care technologies at this year's CES.

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Hearing Aids Enhance Your Life

Hearing Aids Enhance Your Life

December 15, 2016

Effective treatment for hearing loss can help improve the level of communication within personal and professional relationships. Hearing aids can also help you maximize your hearing experience, thereby improving the intimacy of personal relationships, increasing social interaction, and enhancing emotional well-being.

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Smart Hearing – Designed for conversation

Smart Hearing – Designed for conversation

December 05, 2016

The most essential aspect of a hearing aid is its ability to help you hear better. ReSound considers those the audiological (or hearing science) features. At ReSound, they work hard to create features that work just like your first and best hearing device - your ear. That's why they developed Binaural Directionality II – a feature unique to ReSound Smart Hearing. It allows wearers to hear the sounds around them and to focus on what they want to hear – even in noisy environments.

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Signs of Hearing Loss

Signs of Hearing Loss

November 15, 2016

People view hearing loss as a problem faced primarily by the elderly. However, the decline in hearing capacity occurs long before old age since it is a gradual process, thus it may be likely that you may experience hearing loss for years before you start to notice it.

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Significant Developments in Hearing Devices

Significant Developments in Hearing Devices

October 14, 2016

People are often quick to show off their latest electronic gadget, but are often wary of talking about their hearing aids out of embarrassment. Although there are major advantages of wearing hearing devices, people are still reluctant to display them to their friends and family.

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Communicate with friends and loved ones living with hearing loss

Communicate with friends and loved ones living with hearing loss

September 15, 2016

Not sure how to best communicate with friends and loved ones living with hearing loss? Check out these simple tips.

Wearing Hearing Devices Properly

Wearing Hearing Devices Properly

August 15, 2016

Getting new hearing instruments can require you to be a bit patient so that you can grow accustomed to your new hearing world. Over time, hearing loss eliminates several sounds which suddenly reappear as a result of wearing hearing aids, thus these sounds can take some time to get used to.

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