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Hearing Aid Quiz Can you distinguish between fact and fiction when it comes to hearing aids and hearing loss?  Try this brief quiz. 1.  Hearing aids restore your hearing. a) True b) False 2.  Wearing hearing aids will damage your remaining hearing. a) True b) False 3.  Wearing two hearing aids is necessary. a) True b) False 4.  Invisible-in-the-ear hearing

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If someone were to ask you what the third most common health condition among older adults is, would you know the answer? You’d probably name heart disease or diabetes, and yes – those are the top two. But the third? Hearing loss. Compared to heart disease and diabetes, hearing loss doesn’t receive much attention, yet roughly 36 million Americans report

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For those who have experienced a loss of hearing, it can be emotionally stressful to handle the changes associated with such a fundamental shift in lifestyle. Therefore, it is important to learn how to cope with hearing loss for the person who has experienced it and also for those who love him or her. Learning how to cope with hearing

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If there’s something wrong with your hearing, it’s best to face up to it rather than go into denial. Taking action is as simple as taking an online hearing test or visiting your physician for a checkup. Telltale Signs of Hearing Loss If you aren’t sure if your hearing is getting worse or people are mumbling more, consider the following

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It’s frustrating when you can’t hear the TV. You turn up the volume and then your partner or neighbors complain, but you can cope with that. But if you do nothing, have you considered the impact of hearing loss outside of your familiar environment?   Audiologists want the best for your hearing health. This is because that they understand how

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When (or if) people think of ototoxic drugs, they usually think of heavy duty painkillers.  Most people don’t think of common aspirin, acetaminophen, or other over-the-counter pain relievers as contributing to hearing loss.  However, links to hearing loss and common over-the-counter painkillers have been established.  If you regularly take over-the-counter painkillers, you may want to re-evaluate your medication choice. What Level

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If you're a fan of classical music, you probably know Ludwig van Beethoven suffered from deafness as a young adult. Despite his handicap, he continued to compose music that changed the course of musical history. In the early 1800s, at the age of 28, Beethoven began to experience a particularly disruptive form of tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. So

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The most important thing you can do to reduce your risk for hearing loss is to protect your ears against noise . Unfortunately, some level of noise exposure is impossible to avoid. Are there other things you can do to reduce your risk for hearing loss? As with many diseases and health issues, what you eat plays a role. You

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You may not have heard the medical term otosclerosis, but it's a fairly common cause of hearing loss. In fact, otosclerosis affects up to 10% of the population and is especially common among middle-aged women. In about 60% of cases, there's a genetic component to this condition, as it tends to run in families. For people who don't have a

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The five senses are nature’s unique gift, enabling us to perceive the world around us and interact with one another. Unfortunately, due to age, hereditary conditions or extended exposure to loud noise, some people experience a loss in their hearing. It may occur instantaneously as a result of an accident, or it can be part of a long-term process. Either

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