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How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

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

Hearing loss does more than effect those it afflicts. Often, it’s the people around us who also suffer silently. With the number of people with hearing loss expected to nearly double in the next few decades, it’s important to consider the effects of untreated hearing loss on not only the person experiencing hearing loss, but on their family and close …

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Redskins’ pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan discusses hearing loss in his left ear

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Hearing loss affects many people, no matter their age, race, gender, class, or nationality. Hearing loss is not a barrier to one’s success, as Ryan Kerrigan, a 16th overall NFL draft pick in 2011 has shown. Kerrigan is a pass rusher who spent his college years in the storied Purdue football program. Kerrigan was a unanimous all-American, and was voted …

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Scientists are Conducting Hearing Tests on Beluga Whales

In Hearing Loss, News, Research by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Beluga whales have long been studied for their intelligence, migration and social habits. Now, new research has just been released about the hearing ability of belugas. It’s the first time hearing has been studied in a wild population of sea mammals. What did they find? In contrast to populations of dolphins living in captivity, wild belugas had a sharp sense …

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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 …