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How to Safely Removing Blocked Earwax

Blocked earwax, medically known as cerumen impaction, is a common and often bothersome issue that many individuals face. Earwax serves a protective function, keeping the eardrum safe from dirt and dust. However, it can sometimes accumulate and lead to discomfort, hearing issues, or even earaches. Understanding how to safely remove blocked earwax is crucial for maintaining ear health and preventing …

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Your Guide to Assistive Listening Devices: Enhancing Your Hearing Experience

Hearing is a precious sense that connects us to the world around us, allowing us to savor the laughter of loved ones, the rustle of leaves, and the melodies of music. For those navigating hearing challenges, assistive listening devices (ALDs) are powerful tools that can transform the way we experience sound. What Are Assistive Listening Devices? Assistive listening devices are …

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Hearing Loss 101: Everything You Want to Know

Hearing loss is a common but often underestimated health issue. It can have a profound impact on your quality of life, affecting your ability to communicate and engage with the world around you. Here’s your guide to hearing loss, causes, symptoms, and available solutions. Whether you’re personally dealing with hearing loss or seeking information for a loved one, we’ve got …

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Sudden Hearing Loss: Advances in Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

Hearing is one of our most precious senses, allowing us to connect with the world and the people around us. However, sudden hearing loss can be a harrowing experience, affecting not only our communication but also our quality of life. As a leading audiologist, I am dedicated to shedding light on the latest advancements in preventing, diagnosing, and managing sudden …

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The Deafening Diners: Unraveling the Impact of Noisy Restaurants on Hearing

In today’s bustling urban landscape, dining out has become a quintessential aspect of our social fabric. Yet, amidst the clinking of glasses, chatter, and music, we often overlook the potential consequences of frequenting noisy restaurants on our hearing health. This discussion seeks to explore the impact of noisy restaurants on both patrons and restaurant workers, analyzing how prolonged exposure to …

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Dispelling Myths About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is something that is experienced by millions of people around the world. Despite its  high rate of occurrence it seems that there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding hearing loss. These myths often lead to misunderstanding and a general lack of awareness. Today, we will look at many of these common myths surrounding hearing loss and hopefully …

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Things Those Affected With Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Living with hearing loss can be a difficult and isolating experience, impacting how you interact and communicate with the world around you. What’s more, it can take an emotional toll on relationships due to the difficulty in communicating with those who don’t understand what it’s like to live with hearing loss. As a result, many people who live with hearing …

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All About Tinnitus

Tinnitus is one of the most common symptoms of hearing loss but can also be experienced without hearing loss. It describes hearing a ringing or buzzing like noise in one or both ears that only you can hear. This phantom like noise can be intermittent to constant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 million people …

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Treating Hearing Loss May Help Prevent Falls & Accidents

We can plan all we want but accidents happen—in fact, that’s why we call them accidents. However, there are steps you can take to lower your risk of making mistakes. Some accidents can be recovered from and used as a learning experience, however, in the United States, 1 out of every 20 deaths are caused by mistake. No one plans …

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How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

You may have suspected you have some degree of hearing loss for years, but never thought it was serious enough to act upon. This is all too common- in fact on average it takes people seven to ten years to take action around hearing loss and can lead to disastrous complications which are often hard to reverse. One of the …