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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

The WHO estimates that some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the misuse of personal audio devices. They are listening at dangerous levels and for long durations of time. This is the very definition of noise-induced hearing loss: dangerous sound exposure over long periods of time. Typically, it is a condition associated …

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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

Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition affecting Americans, especially in the 65 and older age group. One in three people over 65 experience hearing loss, while 50% of people over 75 experience some degree of hearing loss. Recent studies have indicated that hearing loss is often undiagnosed and undertreated among older people, which leads to a number …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

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

Do you find that you often have to repeat yourself in conversation with a loved one? Are you concerned that you are not feeling heard or that your words are misunderstood? When it comes to our relationships, communication is an important bedrock. Through conversation, jokes, and serious heart-to-hearts, we come to know and understand one another. When communication breaks down, …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss affects an estimated 48 million Americans, or 20% of the population. Although any one at any age may experience hearing loss, it is most commonly found among older Americans. For people age 65 and older, one in three experience hearing loss. For people age 75 and older, 50% of people experience hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third …