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Preventing and Treating Ear Infections

An ear infection often starts as a dull ache but can quickly turn into piercing pain. Most kids have an ear infection at least once before age five. Adults can get them, too. Here’s what you need to know about preventing and treating ear infections. Middle-ear infection Ear infections usually occur in the middle ear, … Read Full Article

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4 Ways Hearing Loss Affects Quality of Life and Cognitive Decline

Hearing loss affects Americans of all ages. In fact, over 20%, or 48 million people, have some degree of hearing loss. It’s estimated that four out of five people with hearing problems choose to ignore it. But hearing changes have far-reaching effects. Here are four ways that hearing loss is linked to cognitive decline and people’s … Read Full Article

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How to Help Employees with Hearing Loss

About 20% of Americans, or 48 million people, have some degree of hearing loss. In the past, mainly older employees suffered from hearing problems. But today, younger employees also are experiencing hearing loss. Here’s how employers can help employees with hearing loss. Support employees with hearing loss Hearing loss can impact an employee’s work performance … Read Full Article

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6 Ways to Reduce Tinnitus or Ringing in The Ears

Medical professionals describe tinnitus as a perception of noise in one or both ears, despite no external sound. Currently, there are no cures or prescription drugs available to treat it. But researchers have identified six ways to reduce tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Tinnitus Symptom Management Magnesium – Scientists at the University of Leicester … Read Full Article

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Why You Should Know Your Family’s Hearing Health History

It’s fun to look through family photo albums and pick out similar traits and characteristics between family members: same eye or hair color, a distinct nose, mouth or face shape, or a unique smile. But there also are many genetic traits passed down from generation to generation that people can’t see, such as shared risk … Read Full Article

Why Stress Causes Health Problems and Hearing Loss

Americans of every age and demographic group are stressed. Sometimes stress is positive, giving people a boost of adrenaline to handle tough situations. But chronic stress, often caused by worries over finances, work or relationships, can trigger serious health problems, such as hearing loss. Here are three things to know about stress. Changes normal body … Read Full Article

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5 Things to Know About Kids and Hearing Loss

Good hearing is important for kids to learn and be safe. If hearing problems develop and go undetected, kids may struggle to grow and adapt to the world around them. Here are five things to know about kids and hearing loss. 1.  Frequency – It’s estimated that 2 percent of American children are born with … Read Full Article

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4 Reasons Why People Don’t Wear Their Hearing Aids

If you have hearing aids but put off wearing them, you’re not alone. Nearly 80 percent of Americans who could benefit from using their hearing aids, don’t use them. Instead, they gather dust in drawers and containers. Here are four reasons why people say they don’t wear their hearing aids. 1. Difficult to use – … Read Full Article

Hearing Loss: A Lesser-Known Side Effect of Many Drugs

Hearing loss often is considered a normal side effect of aging. But new studies show that hearing loss may occur with the use of over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications. It’s a troubling side effect that’s rarely discussed or listed on drug labels. Here’s what you need to know. Many drugs cause hearing loss The American-Speech-Language-Hearing … Read Full Article