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Stress and Hearing Loss

Does stress cause hearing loss?  Or does hearing loss cause stress?  It’s quite possible that the answer to both questions is, yes. Can Stress Cause Hearing Loss? A study published in The International Journal of Tinnitus examined forty patients hospitalized with sudden hearing loss and tinnitus and compared them to a control group of inpatients of […]

Hearing Aids May Slow Cognitive Decline Tied To Hearing Loss

Every so often an important news story crosses our desk that we feel is important enough to share.  This is one of those stories. From Reuters Health – – Hearing aids may lessen the forgetfulness and mental confusion tied to moderate to severe hearing loss, suggests a new study. “This study is important because it […]

Gardening and Hearing Aids

For many people this is their favorite time of the year, spring has sprung.  It’s finally warm enough to go outside. Time to clean up the yard, plant flowers and start digging in the garden.  If you wear hearing aids here are a few precautionary measures to take when you’re working in the yard. Steps […]

Sensorineural Hearing Loss, What Is It?

My dad just had his hearing tested and was told that he has a sensorineural hearing loss.  The person testing his hearing explained to him what that meant.  But now that he’s trying to explain what it means to me, he isn’t sure that he’s remembering what she said correctly.  So, what is a sensorineural […]

You’re Never to Old to Wear a Hearing Aid

We get this question a lot and the answer is always the same. No, you are not “too old” to wear a hearing aid. The opposite also holds true, you’re never “too young” to wear a hearing aid either.  Whether or not you wear hearing aids should be based on whether or not you have […]

Do You Hear Colors?

If you hear in “colors” you may suffer from a disorder known as synesthesia.  Synesthesia is the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body. From Livescience, long dismissed as a product of overactive imaginations or a sign of mental […]

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 […]