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How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Hearing loss is one of the leading chronic health conditions in the United States. And its impact stretches far beyond the experience of the individual living with decreased hearing health. Its implications ripple out into the lives of their spouse, family and loved ones. A breakdown of close relationships travels silently alongside hearing loss because at its heart, hearing loss is a condition that creates …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

Many people are surprised to discover that hearing loss is a lifelong journey. While it can’t be reversed, hearing aids are the most common treatment and will certainly add to ease, comfort, and communication in your life. If you have been a hearing aid user for years, you may be well aware of their value to the quality of your life and how you are …

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Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

More than thirty million Americans over the age of 12 show hearing loss in both ears during the course of a standard hearing test. While a small percentage of people are born with congenital hearing loss, a majority of folks encounter hearing loss later in life. And while we are culturally trained to schedule frequent eye exams, less than twenty percent of adults have had …

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This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

The complex web of the body, there are many invisible relationships. Although some connections are obvious to us, others are quite opaque. For instance, the connection between falling down and breaking a bone is clear to imagine. The stress on the bone can be enough to break it in two, even though the bone itself is invisible. Other connections in the body are difficult to …

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How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Think back to the last time you felt a strong, connected, and thriving relationship with someone. You might imagine time spent having a meal with a friend, taking a walk with a family member, or traveling with a romantic partner. When you recall this moment of a healthy relationship, what comes to mind? We experience love, understanding, and trust in many ways, and each person …

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How Often Should I Get a Hearing Test? 

There’s a good chance that the last time you had your hearing tested was decades ago. Although many people regularly have their eyes checked and an annual teeth cleaning, our habits around hearing health are less than good. It isn’t even necessarily an aspect of health that people purposely avoid; it’s that no one knows how often they should have their hearing tested. We also …

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

In 2022, many of us are relishing the opportunity to connect with others. After the last two years, we are eager to attend events, throw parties, and enjoy the social world. These opportunities allow us to not only reconnect with our loved ones and acquaintances form the past but also to make new connections and build our social networks. Yet, the social isolation that so …

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How a Heart-Healthy Diet Could Support Better Hearing

Hearing loss impacts a staggering number of older Americans, making it one of the leading chronic health conditions in the country. Age continues to be the greatest predictor of hearing loss, because time itself is often the cause for acquired hearing loss. However, there is a growing consensus that addressing some of our lifestyle habits and choices lowers the risk of developing hearing loss. By …

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Nutrients That Can Support Your Hearing Health

We all know that a healthy diet is good for our health, but did you know that it can also be good for your hearing health? Even though no one nutrient is the key to good health or preventing disease, eating a wide range of healthy foods regularly can help lower your risk of hearing loss. A study shows that eating well slows down hearing …

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Tips for Video Calls and Group Chats for Hearing Loss

We meet up online, go to school online and even work online in greater numbers than ever before. And in many ways, this shift toward remote socializing, learning and work has created greater accessibility across the board. But there is always room for improvement. Check out our tips for running a more accessible meeting, particularly for those who struggle with hearing.   And while you …