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Is there a way I can help a loved one who has hearing loss?

February 5, 2024

We know that, left untreated, hearing loss can negatively affect our quality of life. Studies link untreated hearing loss to stress, depression, social isolation, and even dementia. Untreated hearing loss also increases the risk of falling, putting personal safety at risk.  But the person with hearing loss isn’t the only person affected by it. Hearing loss impacts spouses, family members, and friends. Repeating things over and over during conversation can be exhausting and frustrating ...

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How to properly clean your ears

January 19, 2024

Cerumen, commonly known as earwax, is key to a healthy ear. It collects dirt, debris and bacteria, preventing unwanted foreign bodies from entering the ear. It has lubrication properties to keep the ears from getting dry and itchy. And, it acts as an antifungal and antibacterial, helping to fight infections in and around our ears.  But, let’s face it, earwax is also kind of blech, and an unpleasant obstacle to keeping your ears clean ...

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Hear all the best moments in 2024

January 4, 2024

Happy New Year to you and all those you care about! Like many of us, you’ve probably just finished unwinding from a whirlwind month. That time of year when you put others first — your family, friends, colleagues, community. And good for you. It’s what the holidays are about, right? But now it’s your turn. As you begin this brand-new year and prepare for what’s ahead, give yourself permission to make changes ...

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Four ways better hearing can help with stress

December 20, 2023

A close friend once said, “Life is lifelike” — and indeed life is filled with ups, downs, even upside downs, right? Because even though we’re all on our own journey, the one thing we all face from time to time is challenge. Unfortunately, challenge can sometimes be tough enough to pull us into that dreaded state of worry or tension we call stress. What challenge causes you stress? For many of us, it’s hearing ...

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Exploring How Hearing Loss Treatment May Contribute to Dementia Prevention

December 4, 2023

A highly regarded report published by The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care called dementia “the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century.” 1 Ask friends and loved ones of the estimated 50 million people worldwide who have dementia, and they'll no doubt back it up — with stories about the worry, stress, sadness and devastation that dementia leaves in its wake. Formed to provide recommendations for the ...

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Can hearing loss treatment help prevent dementia?

November 17, 2023

A highly regarded report published by The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care called dementia “the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century.” 1  Ask friends and loved ones of the estimated 50 million people worldwide who have dementia, and they'll no doubt back it up — with stories about the worry, stress, sadness and devastation that dementia leaves in its wake. Formed to provide recommendations for the ...

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Hearing loss likely but still treatable as we age

November 3, 2023

If you’re around age 85 and reading this fact, you might be nodding, “Yep, I hear that.” And indeed, the fact makes sense, given that the likelihood of hearing loss increases as we age, according to the National Institute on Aging. But with the good news that U.S. residents aged 80-plus are expected to double over the coming years, also comes the silver lining that hearing technology continues to advance right along with ...

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Navigating the Common Yet Overlooked Reality of Age-Related Hearing Loss

October 17, 2023

As we journey through life, we inevitably accumulate experiences, wisdom, and memories. But along with these treasures, there's a less discussed companion that tends to tag along as the years go by—age-related hearing loss. It's a reality that many of us are aware of, yet the statistics surrounding it might surprise you. In this article, we'll delve into the facts and figures about hearing loss among those over 65, the potential ...

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How to make adjusting to hearing aids easier

October 3, 2023

Relationships. Kid dance recitals. That “greatest hits” album your loved one can’t live without. Sometimes the things that matter can take a little extra effort on our part. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it, right? Like better hearing! From meeting your newest born family member for the first time, to unwinding to the cozy patter of rain against your window — hearing aids allow us to experience life’s biggest moments ...

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10 tips to protecting your hearing

September 19, 2023

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the only preventable cause of hearing loss. When exposed to loud sounds, it may feel like you are adjusting to them over time, but your ears and brain, unfortunately, will not. Once you lose your hearing from exposure to loud sounds, it will not recover (though it can usually be treated). Noise-induced hearing loss is typically gradual — by the time you notice it, it is often too late to prevent ...

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