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Why are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S, and it can affect the quality of your life and relationships. About 48 million Americans have lost some hearing. Certain conditions, including age, illness, and genetics, may play a role in hearing loss. Modern life has added a host of ear-damaging elements to the list, including certain medications and plenty of sources of loud, ongoing noise. Unfortunately, people wait an average of seven years before getting hearing aids...
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Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

Though you may believe hearing loss only affects your ears, this couldn’t be further from the truth. When you have hearing loss unseen limitations can impede the quality of your daily life. A recent study from Finland highlights that hearing loss often limits individual’s personal freedom in the way people structure their lives and the independence they have in their actual physical range of motions. The study looked at 848 individuals all between the ages...
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Why Do People Shy Away from Treating Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is an invisible disability. Although it is increasingly prevalent with age, hearing loss is often ignored during the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and memory disorders in elderly patients. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) nearly 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. The incidence of hearing loss only increases with age. Approximately one third of Americans between ages 65 and 74 and nearly half of those...
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Hearing Loss & Fatigue

It’s normal to be exhausted at the end of a long day. Overwhelming exhaustion can happen for a number of reasons. Perhaps you had a day full of strenuous exercise or social activity.  Perhaps you spent all day problem solving and exhausting your mind or perhaps you need to drink more water. However, if  you have been feeling more tired and fatigued lately there could be a connection between your fatigue and hearing loss. If...
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