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Hearing Loss Prevention

All About Hearing Protection

All About Hearing Protection Tips

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection Tips Hearing loss affects around 15% of American adults. That means around 37.5 million people ages 18 and over report some sort of trouble hearing. With such large numbers in the United States alone, one might wonder what can be done to prevent hearing loss. Although most people experience hearing loss at some point in their lives, there are many things that can be done for prevention. It is important to understand the nature of hearing loss. We should also understand the many ways we can protect the hearing ability we currently have. Here are some hearing protection tips…

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A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

By | Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Mental Health, Research, Stress, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

Stress has long been a longterm issue. However, in our fast-paced, modern-day lifestyle, people are more stressed than ever before. Stress has the potential to cause many difficult conditions. Hearing loss is just one condition on the long list that chronic stress could cause or worsen. What is Stress? Stress, as it was intended to be experienced, is actually an important and sometimes life-saving part of the human body. Often coined the “fight or flight” response, stress helps us to quickly determine how to handle a potentially dangerous or threatening situation. It helps us to make these determinations and then…

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4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

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Learn 4 ways to protect your hearing.  Hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition in the U.S., where over 45 million people have a significant hearing impairment. Most hearing loss is permanent, meaning that while hearing loss can be effectively treated, noise-induced hearing loss cannot be completely restored. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that can be taken to reduce your risk of hearing loss. The leading cause of hearing loss is due to exposure to dangerous levels of noise. Our world is loud – and getting louder, and exposure to loud noise can cause irreversible damage to…

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Noise Exposure and Musicians

Noise Exposure and Musicians

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Music | No Comments

Go to any factory floor, machinist shop, food processing plant, or airport tarmac and you’ll see workers sporting significant hearing protection to shelter their ears from excess noise. The chance of sighting hearing protection is much less likely, however, when you observe musicians at work – despite the fact their occupation puts them at significant risk for hearing loss. Noise induced hearing loss in musicians is a double blow, potentially limiting their ability to work. Luckily, through education and outreach, paired with innovative sound protection, more and more sectors of the music industry are waking up to the reality of…

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The Growing Problem of Noise Pollution

The Growing Problem of Noise Pollution

By | Community, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, News | No Comments

Our lives exist with a lot of background noise – traffic, alerts on our phone, construction noise, the television on all the time – it just seems natural. But those sounds are actually being referred to as an urban plague and concerns are growing about the dangers of noise pollution. A yearly hearing evaluation, or more if you feel your hearing has been damaged, at Hearing Group will help make sure you don’t fall victim to noise pollution. It’s a noisy life Sound is everywhere. When sound rises to the level of dangerous or disturbing, it becomes noise and noise…

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Protecting Your Child's Hearing at School

Protecting Your Child’s Hearing at School

By | Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

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 safe…

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Work | No Comments

Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common forms of workplace injury. Though organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (or OSHA) have worked to reduce the workplace risks to hearing, some of these effects are unavoidable for certain jobs. Excessive noise and ototoxic chemicals are two ways that hearing can become impaired in the workplace. Manufacturing, mining, construction, and other industrial occupations are the riskiest. Although understanding the causes of occupational hearing loss is the first step, it is also important to know what can be done about it and what precautionary steps may be able…

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