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Apr
06

Five Sounds People with Hearing Loss Can't Hear


It is a fact that hearing loss affects around 14 percent of the adult population in this country – including 25 percent of people over the age of 55. Tack on another 14.9 percent for kids who have some degree of hearing loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the impact this problem is clear. What do you think these individuals can’t hear, though?

Mar
16

6 Uncommon Disorders That Affect Hearing

Hearing loss is a widespread problem in the U.S., one affecting 48 million people – approximately 20 percent of the entire population. The chances you know someone who has hearing loss are around 1 in 5.
Generally, hearing loss is due to prolonged exposure to loud sounds or simply the consequences of aging. For some individuals, though, hearing loss is a symptom of a less common condition.
Consider six little-known hearing disorders you should know more about.

Mar
09

How Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) Works

 

Tinnitus can be frustrating for a number of reasons. First, it’s entirely subjective, so you can’t show anyone what the ringing sounds like, how loud it is, or how bothersome it is.

Second, there’s no objective way to measure tinnitus, so you can’t, for example, go into the doctor’s office, get some blood drawn, and get diagnosed.

And third, we still don’t understand exactly how tinnitus works, so our understanding of the causes and treatment options remain less than perfect.

Mar
02

Getting New Hearing Aids: What to Expect...

Getting New Hearing Aids: What to Expect… Hearing aids are a very personal thing: one size does not fit all. To get the best out of your hearing aids, make sure to prepare for each step along the way and to work with a qualified hearing care professional. Follow these steps for a successful hearing aid experience:

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