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Understanding Tinnitus: Advances in Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

Tinnitus, often described as a persistent ringing, buzzing, or hissing sound in the ears, affects millions of individuals worldwide. As leading audiologists, our commitment to advancing hearing healthcare drives us to explore the latest research, diagnostics, and interventions for tinnitus. This article will look at the evolving landscape of tinnitus, discussing prevention, diagnosis, management strategies, and the vital role of …

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Demystifying Hearing Loss: Separating Fact from Fiction

Hearing loss is a prevalent condition that affects millions of people worldwide, yet it remains widely misunderstood. While society has made great strides in understanding and addressing hearing loss, several misconceptions still persist. In this article, we will set the record straight on common misunderstandings about hearing loss, explore the latest advancements in prevention, diagnosis, and management, and emphasize the …

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These Nutrients Support Hearing Health

Everyone knows that the cornerstones of overall health are diet, exercise, and rest. Considering the innumerable consequences of failing to treat hearing loss with the gravity that it deserves, hearing health should be just as commonly known to be one of these cornerstones. When someone downplays the seriousness of their hearing loss, or just plain ignores it, it can unravel …

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The Truth About Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the constant perception of a sound that is not actually present in your environment. This is likely difficult for someone who has never experienced it to imagine, but it is also probably pretty simple to imagine how frustrating, fatiguing, and annoying living with it must be. It may also be tough to fathom just how common tinnitus is. …

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Basic Facts About Hearing Loss

Sometimes we may get into so many minute particulars of a topic that we risk losing track of its core. So here is a refresher on some of the fundamentals to help expand and deepen your understanding of what it really means to live with hearing loss.  ASSUMPTION: Hearing Loss is Uncommon FACT: The most accurate studies agree that slightly …

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Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

There are many hidden health risks associated with untreated hearing loss. With nearly 1 in 8 people having some degree of hearing loss, it is one of the most pervasive health conditions that people live with today. Though it is common, it is widely undertreated – only a third of people who could benefit from treatment actually receiving it. This …

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A Connection between Hearing Loss, Depression, and Dementia

Current research has certified a strong correlation between hearing loss, depression, and dementia. Understanding the relationship between these conditions is crucial for the endorsement of early detection, prevention, and effective treatment. A comparative study using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, stated that “Twenty-eight million Americans are hearing impaired among an estimated 500 million hearing-impaired individuals globally, …

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How to Prepare for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Among the 35-45 million Americans who suffer from some detectable degree of disabling hearing loss, less than 20% of them treat their hearing loss with the seriousness it deserves and  make a habit of wearing hearing aids every day. When people minimize the impact of their hearing loss or even flat out pretend that it is not happening, they are …

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Hearing Health Requires Daily Maintenance

Hearing Loss is More Common Than You Know Hearing loss affects far more people than you likely assume. You can’t see that someone has hearing loss just by looking at them. It is an invisible disability. And it is actually quite rare to be born with a congenital hearing condition. That happens in the U.S. less than three times out …

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Treating Hearing Loss Improves Mental Health

Hearing Loss is Common It surprises many people to learn that hearing loss is among the most common disabilities, affecting almost 14% of everyone in the U.S. aged 18 and above. This likely means that you know at least a few people that struggle with hearing loss and you didn’t even know it. There are quite a few explanations for …