Category: Hearing loss

Understanding Speech in Noisy Places
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If your hearing screening is normal, but you misunderstand what people say when there’s background noise, you might have hidden hearing loss.

Standard hearing tests measure how well you hear a range of sound frequencies. Even with normal results ...

Protect Your Hearing
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Jay Weinberg won't go on stage without wearing earplugs or in-ear monitors to protect his hearing. Losing his hearing would end his music career drumming for one of the biggest bands on the planet.

I strongly encourage you to wear ...

Know the Basics
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If you know the basics of hearing loss, you can preserve your hearing and reduce your risk of cognitive decline, dementia, and falling.

Can your answer the following questions correctly?

  • Is hearing loss an old-age ...
Know Your Sound Levels
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Let’s start with a general rule of thumb: Sound at or less than 70 decibels (dB) is safe for our hearing. For instance, a regular conversation between two people is in the 70 dB range.

On the other hand, sound at or greater than 80-85 dB causes ...

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The graying of America is about aging baby boomers. US boomers, people born in 1946 through 1964, are a demographic force, 76 million strong. Ten thousand boomers turn 65 every day in America until December 31, 2029.

For some boomers, hearing ...

Hearing Loss
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Untreated hearing loss can reduce your thinking ability and increase your risk of dementia. For example

  • People with mild, moderate, and severe hearing loss had twofold, threefold, and fivefold increased risk.
  • More than 36.4% of ...
Know the Risk
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Diabetes is a challenging disease. Today, 37 million Americans have diabetes, a condition that can cause significant nerve damage to your hands, feet, eyes, and kidneys. Diabetes can also harm your hearing by damaging the blood vessels and nerves of ...

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