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Hearing Health Blog

There are plenty of reasons why hearing loss occurs. Genetics, noise exposure, disease and general health issues can contribute to hearing loss. But for many people, the process of aging can mean changes in hearing ability. With 30% of adults over 65 and almost half of adults over 75 experience difficulties in hearing, the problem is hardly uncommon. Although the

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Permanent hearing loss is also known as Sensorineural hearing loss and it occurs in approximately 90% of patients who are diagnosed with hearing loss (https://www.hearingloss.com/hearing-loss-overview).  This means it cannot be medically or surgically treated.  It is the most common type of hearing loss found today.  Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the hair cells in the inner ear and or hearing

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If you are not one of the 55 million Americans that have chronic tinnitus, chances are you have probably experienced temporary tinnitus at some point in your life. Tinnitus is a sound that is heard in the ears when no external source is present.  It can be described as ringing, whooshing, buzzing, or rushing.  Here are some simple tips that

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Hearing loss is more common than we ever thought.  Research coming out of Johns Hopkins Medical Centers shows a much higher incidence of hearing difficulties than has been predicted by research in the past.  Their data analysis shows that nearly a fifth of all Americans ages 12 years and older have a hearing loss that is so severe that it

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Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. AUDIOLOGISTS: Prescribe, fit and dispense hearing aids and other amplification and hearing assistance technologies Are members of cochlear implant teams Perform ear or hearing related surgical monitoring Design and implement hearing conservation programs Design and implement newborn hearing screening

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The term binaural means two ears .  There are a number of advantages that we have by hearing with two ears.  These include by are not limited to: -        Perception of the direction from which sound is coming (localization) -        Perception of sound side within the head (lateralization) -        Improved performance in noise (the binaural release from masking) -        Improved

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Can brain shrinkage be associated with hearing loss?  A new study finds brain shrinkage is the latest in a list of health problems associated with hearing loss.  Studies have shown the brain becomes smaller with age, but the shrinkage seems to be accelerated in older adults with hearing loss.  These findings add to a growing list of health issues associated

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Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings add to a growing list of health consequences associated with hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falls, hospitalizations, and diminished

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