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Hearing Loss and Sleep

Hearing Loss and Sleep

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Have you been finding it hard to sleep recently?  It might be a problem with your ears. The relationship between sleep and hearing loss is a complicated issue for the nearly 40 million Americans out there with hearing loss, and your hearing loss may affect your sleep quality more than you know. For all the questions about hearing loss and sleep, perhaps the most intriguing one is this: As hearing loss is generally associated with the inability to hear sounds, does hearing loss actually make it easier to sleep, or does the stress of hearing loss make it more difficult? We’ll attempt to…

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Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

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When we think of the reasons why people lose their hearing, we usually look to the noise that they have been subjected to, or we put it down as something that happens as people get older. However, hearing loss can also be the result of complications from chronic health conditions. This is an area that has been ignored in the past, but a body of research has emerged which has linked hearing loss to health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. And now, research has pointed to sudden hearing loss being caused by osteoporosis. Osteoporosis According…

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss   

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss   

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On average, individuals with hearing loss wait seven years to seek help for their hearing. How does it take so long for a person to own up to their hearing loss? It turns out, hearing loss candidates often go through a complex set of emotions that are remarkably similar to the ones that Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a Swedish-American psychologist, outlined in book about terminally ill patients in 1969. What are these emotions, and how does hearing loss inspire similar reactions in the individual? 1. Denial Denial is a very powerful defense mechanism and one that is often used in conjunction with hearing…

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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance 

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People often underestimate the far-reaching health effects of untreated hearing loss. When hearing issues go unaddressed, they can contribute to increased risk of depression and isolation, as well as heart disease, dementia, and falling injuries. The link between hearing loss and balance issues isn’t intuitive, but a small new study is pointing to a better understanding of how the two are connected. The results of the study also show a promising link between using hearing aids and improved balance, highlighting a new benefit of treating hearing loss.  Hearing Loss and Balance Part of what that new research indicates is a…

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Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing Loss in the Workplace

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If you live with hearing loss, you know that hearing issues bring with them unexpected challenges. Untreated hearing loss can limit our relationships with family and friends, affect our mood and overall health and make it harder to get ahead at the workplace. How we handle hearing loss can have a big impact on whether or not our hearing issues hold us back. Here are some tips if you are managing your hearing loss in a professional environment. Use Hearing Aids Most hearing loss can be better handled when you use hearing aids. Getting hearing aids is a proactive step…

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

By | Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, News, Research, Signs & Symptoms | No Comments

Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (also known as ASHA) raises awareness around hearing and speech issues with a month-long campaign of education and outreach. Here at Hearing Group we’re always eager to share Better Hearing and Speech Month with our community. Won’t you join us this May to get a deeper understanding of hearing issues? Communication Across the Lifespan This year, Better Hearing and Speech Month is designed around the theme of “Communication Across the Lifespan”. ASHA has developed focused material that tackles the challenges of hearing loss…

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Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

By | Emergency Preparation, Hearing Aids, Hearing Devices, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks, Weather Preparation | No Comments

From hurricanes and tornadoes to blizzards and heat waves, extreme weather can be deadly. Storms can arise suddenly and an important part of staying safe is being prepared. If you have hearing loss, emergency preparedness has a few extra challenges to make sure you stay on top of information and can communicate with others, even when the going gets rough. Get Smart Alerts Alternative alarm and alert systems exist for people with hearing loss, some as close as your pocket. People with hearing loss have long relied on vibrating alarm products that alert you to danger even when you may…

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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 chronic issue, however, in our fast-paced, modern-day lifestyle, people are more stressed than ever before. Stress has the potential to cause many debilitating conditions, and hearing loss is just one condition on that long laundry list of issues that could potentially be caused our worsened by chronic stress. What is Stress? Stress, as it was intended to be experienced, is actually an important and sometimes life-saving aspect of the human condition. Often coined the “fight or flight” response, stress helps us to quickly determine how to handle a potentially dangerous or threatening situation. It helps…

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Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

By | Brain Health, Cognitive Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research, Signs & Symptoms | No Comments

More and more research shows a connection between hearing loss and cognitive issues like memory loss. Hearing loss has been shown to create a series of stresses on our cognitive functioning that may encourage the development of serious health issues like dementia. Now, a new study is coming forward that reveals how some of the signs of dementia may actually be signs of untreated hearing loss. Hearing loss and dementia are two vastly different conditions, but surprisingly the signs of one may be confused with the signs of the other. Being unable to retain and organize information, a perceived lack…

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Celebrate with a Hearing Test!

March 3 is World Hearing Day – Celebrate with a Hearing Test!

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At Hearing Group, we’ve got our calendars marked for March 3rd, when we observe World Hearing Day. World Hearing Day is a collective effort to raise education, awareness and access to hearing healthcare, started by the World Health Organization. This year, World Hearing Day is focusing on an important step in maintaining your hearing – getting a hearing test. Hearing exams are simple and non-intrusive but many people procrastinate about scheduling their next checkup. On average, people wait seven years between when they first notice a hearing issue and when they get it examined. While hearing loss often occurs gradually…

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