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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Besides ringing in the holiday season, the month of November is “National Adopt A Senior Pet Month,” “National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month,” and “National Sweet Potato Awareness Month,” amongst others. While some monthlong observations of certain issues can seem somewhat light-hearted, there are others that are quite serious. November is also National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and is meant to create awareness around the disease as the most common type of dementia that people can have....
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How Noise Can Lead to Hearing Loss

Sounds are all around us. From the of birds chirping in the morning to the wind whispering through the trees, these types of sounds are soothing and relaxing in our everyday lives. Noise, on the other hand, can be quite detrimental to our hearing ability if we are unaware if its impacts. The National Institute on Deafness and Other communication Disorders (NIDCD) shows that 10 million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise,...
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Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

When it comes to avoiding loud noises, most of us can recognize sound hazards in the world, things like airplane noise, traffic, factory sounds, fireworks, loud crowds and live concerts. We may have a harder time however, recognizing the hearing threats that live a little closer to home. Household items and appliances, while designed for home use, can still contribute to hearing problems. Here are a few of the worst offenders:   Stereos and Personal...
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Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

When you have hearing loss, it can make you feel vulnerable. Important sounds may escape your hearing, leading to missed opportunities and even potentially dangerous situations. From gaining employment to recognizing a fire emergency to handling an encounter with law enforcement, people with hearing challenges deserve a world that provides them with justice and safety. If you have hearing loss, knowing your rights is an important step towards accessing resources and accommodations for your disability....
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