Wellness

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How Ringing in the Ears Could Affect Your Job

Ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, can be frustrating. Sufferers say the constant ringing or hissing sounds can make them feel irritable and stressed. They may withdraw from family and friends, negatively impacting these relationships. About 42% of employees with tinnitus believe it adversely affects their work. Here’s how ringing in the ears could … Read Full Article

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4 Surprising Costs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a permanent problem that more than 36 million Americans struggle with each day. In the past five years, the number of hearing-impaired people has increased nearly 10 percent. And more than half of these individuals are younger than age 65.

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Understanding 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. Impact Over 50 million Americans suffer from ringing in the ears, known as … Read Full Article

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Hearing Loss: A Long-Term Side Effect of Opioid Use

Hearing loss often is considered a normal side effect of aging. But research shows that hearing loss also may occur with long-term use of opioids. It also can happen with other prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs. It’s a troubling issue that is rarely discussed or listed on drug labels. Here’s what you need to know … Read Full Article

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Understanding Hearing Loss and Listening Fatigue

Employees working from remote offices are exhausted. They are tired of drawn-out meetings via video platforms. However, for people with hearing loss, the problem is magnified. Video chats make them feel tired and overwhelmed. Learn more about hearing loss and listening fatigue and how to cope with them. Brain exhaustion Tiny hairs in your ear … Read Full Article

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Why Millennials and Generation Z Employees Have Hearing Loss

Hearing loss usually is considered a problem that people get when they’re older. But an alarming trend is occurring – more and more younger adults have hearing problems. Studies show that about 10% of millennials and 17% of Generation Z have some level of hearing loss. This trend is concerning to employers as hearing loss … Read Full Article

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4 Reasons Why People Won’t Wear Their Hearing Aids

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

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3 Things to Know About Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

About 48 million people have some form of hearing loss. Many people don’t want to admit they have a hearing problem, so they put off getting medical advice. For some, wearing a hearing aid is a sign that they have a problem or they’re getting old. Others say they can’t afford the cost. Here are … Read Full Article

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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