Wellness

Little girl is getting ready for school, wearing headphones and using a computer.

Getting Ready for School: Safe Earbuds and Headphones for Kids

This fall, kids of all ages will experience school in different ways. Many will learn from home, taking classes online or homeschooling. Others could have a mix of in-person and at-home learning experiences. Getting ready for school this year, kids will need notebooks, pencils and markers. But kids also will need safe earbuds and headphones, … Read Full Article

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Meniere’s: An Inner Ear Disease You Should Know About

Each year, over 45,000 people are diagnosed with Meniere’s, an inner ear disease. Although that may not seem like a lot, it’s important to know about Meniere’s. For those who suffer from it, and their caregivers, it can have a significant impact on their lives. Here are four things to know about this inner ear … Read Full Article

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The Benefit of Coconut Oil For Teeth, Ears and Eyes

In some areas of the world, the coconut tree is called the tree of life. Medical professionals say that the oil from the coconut’s meat has many health benefits. Here’s what you should know about the benefit of coconut oil for teeth, ears and eyes. Protects teeth, gums, oral tissues Coconut contains lauric acid, which … Read Full Article

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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 … Read Full Article

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Adult Ear Infections: 3 Things to Know

It’s a well-known fact that kids get ear infections. But adults can get ear infections, too. They occur less often but tend to be more serious. Here are three things to know about adult ear infections. Types of ear infections The ear has three parts: outer, middle and inner. Ear infections typically occur in the … Read Full Article

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Kids’ Hearing Can Impact Their Academics and Activities

Kids need to be active so their minds and bodies grow and develop correctly. Physical activities are controlled by the vestibular system. It’s located in the middle and inner ear. If it’s not working correctly, kids may feel the world is out of balance. It can affect their learning and behavior. So it’s good to … Read Full Article

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Newborn Hearing Tests

Babies start learning as soon as they are born, and hearing is a key sense they use to become aware of the world around them. That’s why it is important for newborns to have a health screening in the first few days after birth.

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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