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05/24/19

As an Invisible Disability, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 48 million Americans (20 percent) report some degree of hearing loss. While hearing loss is third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, affecting people of all ages it is a disability that can be invisible to most people. While it may seem too vulnerable for people who suffer from hearing loss to admit that they have a disability, the benefits of disclosure can only help...
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05/09/19

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 48 million Americans (20 percent) report some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss is third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, affecting people of all ages. People ages 60-70 are most affected. According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 28.8 million adults in the United States could benefit from wearing hearing aids. Sadly, of those age 70...
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04/23/19

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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04/12/19

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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