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Surprising Links to Hearing Loss

We all know that hearing loss affects many seniors. In fact, roughly half of seniors over the age of 75 have hearing loss. You also know that loud noises can damage hearing, and noise induced hearing loss causes hearing loss among adults, teens, and even children. However, there are a few surprising links to hearing loss that you might not know, and losing your hearing could happen in ways you weren’t expecting.   Pain Killers...
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In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

The World Health Organization is responsible for public health initiatives around the globe. They work with national and local governments to make sure that healthcare is being offered at the highest level possible even in the most remote and economically disadvantaged areas. Of course, this task is an incredible challenge. Without being able to transform the economies of these locations, health care can be a battle for resources. The most urgent conditions tend to receive...
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Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

One of the puzzling features of cognition is that it relies so much on spoken communication. In order to communicate what we understand and remember, we tend to use spoken language. Some peculiar cognitive problems demonstrate a failed link between the mind and the mouth, making it difficult for the speaker to find the right words to describe the thought they have in mind. In addition to these speaking difficulties, a conversation goes in the...
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How Do We Hear Voices in a Crowd?

Many people with hearing loss have experienced a similar phenomenon: when talking with one person face-to-face at home or in an otherwise quiet environment, they are able to understand what is said. Although the volume of speech might appear to be low, words can be understood to some degree. However, the entire situation can be turned on its head when there are multiple voices in the same place. What was once easily discerned as speech...
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