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The Risk of Occupational Hearing loss

Occupational hearing loss is hearing loss that develops slowly over a long period of time (several years) as the result of exposure to continuous or intermittent loud noise at a persons place of employment.  The good news is that the risk of occupational hearing loss (OHL) is declining.  However while progress has been made, additional […]

Cancer and Hearing Loss

One of the scariest words in the English language is the word cancer.  Most of us have had a personal experience with cancer.  Either we’ve experienced cancer ourselves or know someone who has cancer or sadly both. Although several types of cancer can cause hearing loss they are most likely the result of metastasis.  Metastasis […]

Eating Out With a Hearing Loss

One of the more challenging listening situations for individuals with a hearing loss is trying to communicate in a restaurant.  Even the most elegant restaurants tend to be on the noisy side.  Numerous conversations are going on all around you, dishes and silverware are constantly clanging and music is playing in the background.  And being […]

Why Should You Care About Wearing Hearing Protection?

When you don’t protect your ears from the ravages of sounds that are too loud you can cause hearing loss.  Hearing loss caused as a result of exposure to loud sounds is called a noise induced hearing loss or NIHL.  NIHL can be immediate or it can take a long time to be noticeable. It […]

The Heart, Hearing Health Connection

February is National Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.  Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. But did you know that there’s a connection between your heart and the health of your hearing? The Heart and Hearing Health Connection […]

Incidence and Consequences of Hearing Loss

Incidence of Hearing Loss Approximately 36 million Americans have hearing loss. From the National Institute of Health The percentage of adults with a disabling hearing loss increases with age: 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss. 8.5 percent of adults aged 55 to 64 have disabling hearing loss. 25 percent […]

Uncommon Causes of Hearing Loss

The most common types of hearing loss are noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and presbycusis.  NIHL is the result of exposure to excessive amounts of noise.  Presbycusis is a gradual hearing loss in both ears that commonly occurs as people age.  However there are more than 100 different causes of hearing loss.  Here are just […]

Tips for Hearing Impaired Travelers

It’s that time of year when people head for warmer climates.  Traveling can be stressful for people with a hearing loss. But don’t avoid traveling because you have a hearing loss and wear hearing aids.   If you do wear hearing aids, below are some tips you may find to be useful if you are planning […]