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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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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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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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Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

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Have you ever had the experience of listening to calming music and feeling like your mood just improved by listening? Or perhaps the sounds of animals in the woods have that effect for you, such as birds, frogs, and crickets? Still others can sit at the ocean and listen with their eyes closed for what feels like hours, allowing the sound to wash over them as if it were the ocean itself. Each of these experiences demonstrates the strong link between hearing and mood. On the contrary, many of us have experienced grating and brash sounds that bring out our…

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Hearing Group November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Hearing Group November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By | Brain Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, Mental Health, News, Research | No Comments

In addition to ushering in a festive season of holidays and celebrations, November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as the month to raise awareness on this devastating disease. Here at Hearing Group, our commitment to hearing health leads us to explore the link between untreated hearing loss and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Hearing Loss and Communication As families gather together in record numbers this holiday season, many of us look forward to the opportunity to catch up and share our experiences from the year. For people with untreated hearing loss, the holidays may…

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Treat Hearing Loss to Reduce Dementia Chances

Treat Hearing Loss to Reduce Dementia Chances

By | Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, Mental Health, Research | No Comments

Do yourself and your brain a favor – get your hearing tested at the Hearing Group because untreated hearing loss can lead to the onset of dementia, the most common form of Alzheimer’s. A hearing test is painless and putting it off, which seems to be an American trait, is a bad idea. We bring this up now because September is World Alzheimer’s Month and more and more studies both here and in Europe, are finding a link between untreated hearing loss and dementia. Hearing loss and dementia cross all ethnic boundaries. Alzheimer’s in the world Throughout the world, the…

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