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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Hearing loss has multifaceted effects that impact more than one’s hearing health. Though hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition people experience today, affecting over 48 million people, it remains undertreated. It is estimated that only one-third of people who could benefit from treatment, actually receive it. This highlights that millions of people live with untreated hearing …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Though hearing loss is one of the most common conditions people live with today, there are numerous misconceptions about it. This often prevents or delays people from addressing hearing loss symptoms which can take a toll on health in a variety of ways. Deconstructing these myths and understanding hearing loss can help you identify and treat changes to your hearing …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Hearing loss is one of the fastest-growing health issues today. Impacting nearly 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition that people experience today. Though it is widespread, hearing loss is often underdiagnosed. It is estimated that only one-third of people who could benefit from treatment receive it. Treating hearing loss offers life-changing benefits that …

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Many people over the age of 65 begin to see a decline in their hearing health due to the natural process of aging. It’s not an insignificant number ⁠— by the time you reach 65 years of age, about one-third of your peers will experience hearing loss. That number climbs exponentially higher as we age so that by the time …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Hearing Health, Mental Health by Zach Kenealey, HIS

September marks World Alzheimer’s Month. Launched in 2012, this  global campaign focuses on raising awareness about dementia which impacts 50 million people worldwide. Dementia encompasses a range of medical conditions that deteriorate cognitive capacities like decision making, memory, thinking, and learning. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s which makes up up to 90% of the dementia that people …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

In Ear Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Did you know that over 20% of the population of the United States suffers from hearing loss? Hearing loss can result from various factors, including the natural aging process and injury, disease, or infection. Noise-induced hearing loss, or hearing loss caused by deafening noises, is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. What is noise-induced hearing loss? Noise-Induced …

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Are Noisy Restaurants Harmful to Our Hearing Health?

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Noise, Research, Work & Economy by Zach Kenealey, HIS

We regularly hear from people that fun activities like eating out at restaurants have become strained because hearing loss makes it hard to keep up with conversation. Restaurants are one of the most consistently problematic locations for those with hearing loss – even when they are using hearing aids. It turns out, restaurants aren’t helping. New investigations and reporting are …

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New Years Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested!

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing, Signs & Symptoms by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Start this New Year by prioritizing your wellness and getting your hearing tested! Hearing loss can happen to anyone and is one of the most common health concerns Americans are navigating today. Often times, challenges with hearing develops gradually so differences in your ability to hear can be subtle and therefore hard to completely realize. Examining your hearing not only …

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Subtle hearing loss while young changes brain function, study finds

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Mental Health, News, Pediatric Hearing Loss, Research by Zach Kenealey, HIS

In 2015, the World Health Organization issued a warning for youth globally: the overuse of earphones, earbuds and personal devices is creating a worldwide pandemic of early hearing loss. And the effects reach farther than merely obstructing communication. According to a new study from The Ohio State University young people with subtle hearing loss are showing cognitive stress typically seen …

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Experience the Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss During Better Speech & Hearing Month

In Better Speech & Hearing Month, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Zach Kenealey, HIS

The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) raises awareness around hearing loss and communication disorders every May. This year, ASHA’s theme is “Communication for All,” with the focus on how hearing loss affects people of all age groups. We take a look at the benefits of treating hearing loss across all ages. Hearing Loss in Older AmericansHearing loss is the …