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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

In Balance, Health, Hearing Aids Category, Hearing Health, Overall Health by Paula Castanon

Hearing aids are commonly thought of as helping with hearing loss and some symptoms of tinnitus, but could they also help with balance issues. According to the NIDCD, in 2008 roughly 33 million American adults, or 15% of the population, had a balance or dizziness problem. While balance can be impacting by certain health conditions …

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All About Hearing Protection

In Hearing Health, Hearing Protection by Paula Castanon

Loud noise can be very damaging to your hearing, whether it’s a loud burst or years of prolonged exposure. This is commonly called noise induce hearing loss. Sounds are measured in decibels, and those exceeding 85 decibels can seriously damage your hearing.  The worst part is, once the damage is done it is permanent. The …

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When to Get New Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids Category by Paula Castanon

Research shows that nearly 48 million people, especially those over 65, will suffer from hearing loss. It can happen in the blink of an eye as one’s hearing health starts going down the tubes. Some people have a hearing device that’s giving them problems. It’s possible you could notice changes in your hearing this moment. …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Family & Relationships by Paula Castanon

If you suffer from untreated hearing loss, you might have noticed that it impacts your life in many ways. It makes enjoying music or television a lot more difficult, and it can make driving or walking alone a lot more frightening. As you might have started to realize, even basic day-to-day tasks can be more …

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Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

In Hearing Loss by Paula Castanon

Conductive hearing loss (CHL) is the result of damage to the outer or middle ear that prevents sound energy from traveling to the fluid within the cochlea. In general, the cochlea is responsible for transforming the vibrations of the cochlear fluids into neural signals that ultimately result in the ability to hear. This type of …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Paula Castanon

Hearing loss is a distressing problem, especially if you have been able to hear well most of your life. Sometimes hearing loss even occurs in very young people, and that is particularly distressing to parents because they know that their children will have to adapt. Hearing loss in young adulthood is uncommon, but it does …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

In Ear Health, Uncategorized by Paula Castanon

An ear infection, also known as acute otitis, is a disease that occurs in the middle ear, which is located behind the eardrum that contains tiny vibrating bones of the ear. In most cases, infections of the ear heal on their own, although when treatment is necessary, it may start by managing the pain and …

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Can Hearing Aids Be “Stylish”?

In Hearing Aids Category by Paula Castanon

Hearing aids, unlike glasses, are not known to be fashion-forward or stylish, but that just might be a thing of the past! Because hearing loss is becoming a more recognized, prevalent health condition, an entire industry dedicated to better hearing devices is now flourishing and taking consumer feedback for aesthetics and technology. Technological advances now …