Hearing Health Blog

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How Employees Can Protect Their Hearing at Work

Safety in the workplace is one of the most crucial parts of being a professional. But, when someone discusses workplace safety, they usually refer to trip hazards or occupational dangers that can vary depending on the nature of your work.  One hazard that is rarely considered is your hearing, yet this can affect everyone, no […]

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What’s a Safe Listening Volume?

Most people think that you only need to look after your hearing when you get older. That isn’t true. Your ears put up with a lot of noise from the day you’re born. Many of these will be safe, as the source should be relatively far away. When it comes to music and television, that […]

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Stigma Around Using Hearing Aids Waning

There has been a great amount of stigma concerning the wearing of hearing aids for many years. This has caused many to miss out on the benefits these devices bring. But are the results worthwhile? Most people, young and old, choose not to use hearing aids, leaving them to experience hearing impairments that could be […]

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A Complete Guide to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Ear and hearing health plays an essential role in our overall health and our daily activities. Unfortunately, this aspect of our health is usually forgotten until issues arise. Statistical reports from the CDC show that about 40 million adults have noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). The World Health Organization (WHO) recorded that over one billion young […]

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How Can Protecting Your Hearing Help Tinnitus?

Tinnitus occurs when people hear sounds without an external source. People who experience the situation often describe these sounds like humming, roaring, chirping, hissing, shrieking, and whistling. Moreover, these sounds can emanate from the ears or inside the head and can be intermittent, constant, pulsating, or steady.  The CDC records that over 50 million Americans […]

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Adjusting and Programming Your Hearing Aids

The use of a hearing aid is a significant step in the treatment of hearing loss. Hearing aids can improve your quality of life significantly, but this does not happen overnight. It can take up to six months to become accustomed to newly restored noises, adjust wearing your hearing aids and make it a part […]

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Feed Your Ears: Nutrition and Hearing

Various preventive measures protect our hearing from any harm, making them a worthwhile investment. For instance, you may keep away from noisy environments and wear earplugs or earmuffs when exposed to noise in construction sites and concerts. But, while you may do just enough to protect their hearing, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of nutrition.  […]

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Allergies and Hearing Loss

People are affected differently by ear allergies. Allergies can induce not only skin allergies and internal body reactions but also outer and inner ear reactions, which can cause the experience of hearing loss. Allergies, both nasal and general, can induce hypersensitivity, resulting in a chemical imbalance called histamines, that the immune system detects. The development […]

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Do Your Hearing Aids Need Repair for Replacement?

Hearing aids are fragile and can easily be damaged when mishandled or covered with dirt, grime or earwax. If you are experiencing this problem for the first time or have visited your audiologist for repairs, you should determine if your hearing aids need replacement or a repair. That said, here are some tips to help […]