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05/07/22

High Frequency Hearing Loss is Common Among Older People

Do you ever hear the people in your life talking about sounds you just don’t hear? It may be the sound of an oven timer, or the doorbell ringing. These are sounds which help us navigate the day safely and alert us to action. Many alarms operate in higher frequencies however, many people, particularly those with high frequency hearing loss commonly miss these warnings. In fact, research shows the 3,100 Hz higher frequency tones commonly...
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04/06/22

A Link Between Migraines, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

Do you ever suffer from migraines? If you do then you know how excruciating they can be. Throbbing pain usually begins on one side of your head, but often on both. Often you feel sensitive to light, sound, smell, and touch, sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Studies show that people who suffer from migraines are also more likely to experience hearing loss and tinnitus. While not everyone with hearing loss has tinnitus, nearly 90 percent...
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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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02/15/19

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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