Medications Linked to Hearing Loss

Medications Linked to Hearing Loss

We can do so much to protect our hearing. This could be the constant monitoring of our device’s volume levels to make sure we’re not inadvertently damaging our delicate hearing systems when we’re plugged into entertainment. You may also carry along a set of earplugs when you’re attending a loud concert or event. Maybe your workplace is particularly noisy and …

Self-Care to Prevent Hearing Loss Fatigue

Self-Care to Prevent Hearing Loss Fatigue

It’s difficult to explain hearing loss fatigue to someone who doesn’t deal with the stress and effort that goes into living a life impacted by hearing loss. You could ask them to imagine a normal day in their life, with all of its minor stresses and complications. Now tell them to imagine that exact same day, but add the requirement …

Healthy Eating = Healthy Hearing

Healthy Eating = Healthy Hearing

It’s commonly accepted that eating good and healthful foods has a huge impact on our overall well-being. In order for our bodies to work at their optimum levels, we need to be giving them the necessary fuels and nutrients. But did you know that our hearing health can be boosted and protected by making slight adjustments to our diet? If …

Protect Yourself from Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Protect Yourself from Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Life is sometimes noisy: babies cry, dogs bark, lawns have to be mowed and garbage trucks need to do their rounds. But when do the everyday sounds of a neighborhood go from being merely a nuisance to a health hazard? Studies are revealing more and more that loud noises, such as those created by a construction site, a loud club, …

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Everyday Tools to Help with Hearing Loss

Adjusting to hearing loss means getting used to new ways of interacting with the world around you. Some things are fundamental, like using hearing aids as a straightforward way to maximize your hearing ability. Hearing aids are developing more integrated interactivity and helping people with hearing disabilities access communication and media like never before. In addition to understanding and using …

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Noise Pollution and Hearing Loss

The majority of people don’t realize that the sounds around them could be damaging their hearing. A noisy bar, a loud concert or movie theater–these situations often leave us with temporary ringing in the ears or muffled hearing. But how many people are aware that these are signs of permanent hearing damage? Hearing loss, unlike other injuries, can occur without …

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When is it time to update your hearing aids?

There’s no denying that in the past decade, hearing aids have undergone something of a technological revolution. While analog hearing aids are still available, the majority of hearing aids available on the market today are digital hearing aids. With wireless connection to smartphones and sophisticated processing platforms, today’s hearing aids are smarter and sleeker than ever before. Hearing aid technology …

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Understanding Hearing Loss: Communication Is Key!

May is one of our favorite months here at Preferred Hearing Centers – it’s officially Better Speech and Hearing Month! Established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this awareness month helps promote public health education and access. This year’s theme is “Communication: The Key to Connection” an essential part of recognizing hearing issues and finding solutions. To start the month …

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How Untreated Hearing Loss Can Harm Relationships

Do you feel pressure from your family or friends to do something about your hearing? Does your spouse say they are tired of repeating themselves? Often, families find themselves struggling as a whole when a loved one has untreated hearing loss. This can strain not only a friendship or family dynamic, but also those closest to us, such as a …

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Why Are Hearing Aids Important?

Living with hearing impairment can be extremely challenging, in a number of ways, but studies show that it takes an average of ten years for a person to address their hearing difficulties and pursue treatment options such as hearing aids. Many people are limited by their income and others may be put off by the idea of wearing an assistive …