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Whether hearing loss is gradual as you age or begins in childhood, it doesn’t have to slow you down or have a negative impact on your life.  Here are some people you might recognize that have hearing loss , and it hasn’t stopped them from becoming successful.  Musicians For many people in the music business, hearing loss is an occupational

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What you eat not only affects how your body functions, it may protect your hearing. When researchers examined the diets of almost 2,400 people and measured their hearing acuity, they found a powerful connection between diet and hearing. Those who scored highest on a survey called the Healthy Eating Index were less likely to develop hearing loss relative to those

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Diabetes can damage almost any organ in your body, so it's not surprising that research links diabetes with hearing loss. When Japanese researchers analyzed the results of 13 studies looking at diabetes and hearing loss, they found diabetics were twice as likely to be diagnosed with hearing loss relative to those without the disease. Two forms of diabetes exist: type

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Deafness doesn't always affect both ears. Sometimes one ear is damaged, but hearing is relatively normal in the other. Hearing loss on one side makes speech hard to interpret and makes it difficult to tell from what direction sound is coming. At one time, single-sided deafness (SSD) was challenging to treat, but these days there are better technology options .

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Does your occupation place you at higher risk of hearing loss? If you work in a noisy environment with even low-grade levels of noise for many years, your risk for hearing loss rises. Exposure to noise is cumulative, meaning it adds up over a lifetime. While one very loud noise can damage your hearing quickly, lesser amounts of noise are

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Hearing loss doesn't just affect older adults and those who work in high-risk occupations like construction, music or carpentry. Two to three out of every thousand babies born in the United States has hearing loss at birth. Fortunately, the majority of newborns are routinely screened for hearing loss before leaving the hospital after birth. Babies born at home or at

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Booking a hearing test may not be top of your to-do list - but it should be. Hearing health research has, for years, pointed to the merits of taking the best care of your hearing, but recent findings have given us a few surprises.  Here are five sound reasons to get your hearing checked that you may not have thought

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How's your hearing? The best way to find out is to visit an audiologist . Audiologists are hearing care professionals who undergo extensive training in the area of hearing health. Audiologists have a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited university and complete a practical internship where they strengthen their understanding and management of hearing care issues and problems. Once

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Every time you step into a car and put the key in the ignition, you take your life and the lives of others into your hands. Driving is a complex skill that requires not only good vision but decent hearing as well. After all, you have to be able to see the cars and pedestrians around you and react at

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It's never too early to begin protecting tiny ears from noise-related damage. The most common cause of hearing loss is damage to hair cells in the inner ear that carry sound information to the brain. Once these hair cells are damaged, it's irreversible. Noise exposure is cumulative, so it's important to begin limiting a child's noise exposure as early as

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