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July 3, 2015

Safe Hearing Tips for July 4th

Fireworks, firecrackers, concerts and outdoor events make Independence Day one of the noisiest American holidays. These events can expose us to noises that hurt our…
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November 30, 2014

Hearing Aids and Music – A Tricky Combination

A NEW STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SUGGESTS THAT MODERN DIGITAL HEARING AIDS DON’T PERFORM AS WELL WITH MUSIC THAN OLDER MODELS. WIDEX EVIDENCE…
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November 18, 2014

Hearing Loss and Smoking: What’s the Connection?

SMOKERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM HEARING LOSS, ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY FROM MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY. THE STUDY SHOWED THAT REGULAR EXPOSURE TO TOBACCO…
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November 18, 2014

Want Super-Hearing Power? Listen Like a Fly

RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CREATED A DEVICE THAT MIMICS THE SUPER-HEARING POWER OF A FLY. THE DEVICE COULD BE USED IN THE NEXT…
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August 12, 2014

Online Hearing Test

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) has a hearing test online.  You are encouraged to take this test if you think you might have a hearing loss.…
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July 10, 2014

Seniors with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia than those who retain their hearing; use of hearing aids may assist

Research from Lin and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging suggests that the greater the degree of hearing loss, the…
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July 10, 2014

Professional musicians are at high risk for developing hearing loss

Professional musicians are almost 4 times as likely to develop noise-induced hearing loss and 57% more likely to develop tinnitus (ringing in the ears) than…
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July 10, 2014

Diet can affect hearing

In a recent paper, Spankovich and Le Prell (2013) reported on the emergence of a significant relationship between intake of dietary nutrients and susceptibility to…
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July 10, 2014

Studies show that untreated hearing loss is linked to

Irritability, negativism, and anger Fatigue, stress, tension, and depression Withdrawal from or avoidance of social situations Social rejection and isolation Reduced alertness and increased risk…
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July 10, 2014

Hearing loss is common in people with diabetes

Hearing loss is about 2 times as common in adults with diabetes than those who do not have diabetes, according to a 2008 National Institutes…
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