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A Hearing Test Is Easy

A Hearing Test Is Easy

By | Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing

A Hearing Test Is Easy and Fast Have you ever wondered how a hearing test works? It’s simple and easy, and we want to show you exactly what it looks like! The Video Otoscopy: Your Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist will take a look in your ear to make sure the ear canal and eardrum look healthy. Meanwhile, you’ll see what they’re seeing in your ear on the screen. Also, if you have a wax buildup they will advise you on cerumen management or the professional may discuss options to remove the excessive build-up. The Hearing Test: After that, the…

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Hearing Loss and Sleep

Hearing Loss and Sleep

By | Hearing Loss, Lifestyle & Leisure, Mental Health

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: Because hearing loss is generally associated with the inability to hear sounds, does hearing loss make it easier to sleep, or does the stress of hearing loss making it more difficult? We’ll…

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Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

By | Health, Hearing Loss

When we think of reasons why people lose their hearing, we often think of two scenarios. We look at the noise that they have been subjected to in their environment or, we put it down as something that just 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. A body of research has come about which has linked hearing loss to health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. Research now points to osteoporosis as a…

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss   

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss   

By | Hearing Loss, Mental Health

Coming to terms with your hearing loss is no easy task.  On average, individuals with hearing loss wait seven years before seeking 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. These are remarkably similar to the ones that Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a Swedish-American psychologist, outlined in the 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…

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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance 

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

People often underestimate the health effects of untreated hearing loss. When hearing issues continue, they can lead to a higher risk of depression and isolation. Also, heart disease, memory loss, and fall injuries increase. The link between hearing loss and balance issues isn’t certain, but a new study is helping us better understand how the two are connected. The results of the study also show a link between using hearing aids and improving balance. It highlights a new benefit of treating hearing loss.  Hearing Loss and Balance Part of what that new research shows is a direct connection between how…

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Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing Loss in the Workplace

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Work & Economy, Workplace Hearing Loss

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

Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) raises awareness around hearing and speech issues. It is a month-long campaign of education and outreach. Here at Hearing Group, we’re always excited to share Better Hearing and Speech Month with our community. Won’t you join us this May to gain 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 material that covers the challenges of hearing loss particular to different…

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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

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. 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. Many people with hearing loss…

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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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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 symptoms of memory loss could actually be hearing loss.  Research also 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…

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