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Protecting Your Child's Hearing at School

Protecting Your Child’s Hearing at School

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Our environment is getting louder and louder and that includes schools. Each year you should take the time to get a hearing evaluation for your child at Hearing Group. Tests are free, non-invasive and we strive to be child friendly. Getting a baseline hearing level for your child ensures that you will be able to keep tabs on his or her hearing health throughout the school years.   School noise Schools have more noise issues than you may think. There are crowded loud hallways, sporting events and band practice and all these things can have noise decibel ratings over the…

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Hearing Loss & Your Heart Health

Hearing Loss & Your Heart Health

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We all know that cardiovascular exercise boosts circulation, and that regular exercise can help to protect us from life-threatening conditions such as heart disease. But research also suggests that keeping our hearts healthy could have an added bonus: safeguarding our long-term hearing health. The heart disease-hearing loss connection The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that heart disease is the primary cause of death in men and women alike, resulting in 610,000 deaths annually in the United States alone. Patients who suffer from cardiovascular disease can have a number of different medical issues affecting the structure and vessels of the…

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Why People Avoid Treating Hearing Loss -- and Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test!

Why People Avoid Treating Hearing Loss — and Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test!

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If you’re thinking you have hearing loss, or a loved one has been telling you that you don’t seem to hear as well as you used to – you probably already KNOW you have hearing issues. Contact a Hearing Group office and get your test. No one likes bad news but think of it as just “news” and there’s a staff of caring professionals ready to make your “bad news” into a better lifestyle. You aren’t alone In the United States, hearing loss is the third most prevalent medical condition behind arthritis and heart disease. But many adults wait years…

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How do Hearing Aids Work?

How do Hearing Aids Work?

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Have you been struggling to follow conversations, understand speech, or communicate with your kids? Maybe you’ve been having trouble talking to your coworkers, or have given up meeting friends of Saturday afternoon coffee sine you just can’t follow what’s been said. You know it’s time to consider hearing aids, and you’re ready to take the next step. Before you decide on what hear aid is right for you, its important to understand how hearing aids work. How Hearing Works To understand how hearing aids work, we first need to take a closer look at the auditory system. What we call…

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A Link between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

A Link between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

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If giving up smoking to avoid the risk of harming yourself isn’t enough of an incentive, you might be prompted to quit based upon the harmful effects on other. Beyond harming your own body and the respiratory systems of those around you, a new study from researchers at Kyoto University reports that tobacco smoke exposure in young children increases risks for hearing loss. Smoking damages your own hearing A smoking habit generally increases the odds of hearing loss as much as 1.69 more than non-smokers. This is in addition to the known adverse side effects it can have on an…

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