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October is National Audiology Awareness Month

The National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders observes National Protect Your Hearing Month each October in order to raise awareness about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). We've compiled a list of safety measures you can take to protect your hearing.
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Top 3 Must-Have Hearing Loss Apps

There's more you can do to overcome hearing challenges now than ever before. One often-overlooked method is the use of hearing loss apps.
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Addressing Hearing Loss Could Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Are you or a loved one struggling with hearing loss? If so, what you're experiencing could be more than an inconvenience. In this article, we'll discuss whether there's a link between hearing loss and dementia. Also, if there really is a connection, we'll discuss what to do about it.
Causes of Hearing Impairment in Children

Causes of Hearing Impairment in Children

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Has your child been diagnosed with a hearing impairment? As a parent, we understand your need to learn more about hearing loss to further comprehend what your child is experiencing. After learning their child may have a hearing impairment,…
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Top Hearing Loss Causes That Are Preventable

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Not all hearing loss is preventable, and most types of hearing loss cannot be completely reversed. However, this article talks about hearing loss causes that can absolutely be prevented. In this article, we specifically discuss noise-related…
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Helping Your Child Adjust to a Hearing Aid

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It can be hard for a child to adjust to hearing aids, but loving and attentive parents can be a great resource. Some children can easily acclimate but the process is not so easy for all children. There are many ways that you, as a parent, can…
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Age Related Hearing Loss

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Age-related hearing loss is the number one communication disorder, with 1 in 5 Americans having hearing loss of some kind--that’s 48.1 million people.
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Introducing Your Child to New Hearing Aids

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Getting your child’s first set of new hearing aids is an exciting moment, an important milestone in your child’s journey to sound. It will be a very exciting time for your entire family, but it is also normal that you should have questions…
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Helping Siblings Adjust to Hearing Loss

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How necessary is it to help family members adjust to hearing loss in the family? The answer: very. You want to involve family members when a child experiences hearing loss. Even a mild loss can lead to many difficulties that a child may need…
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The Facts on Hearing Loss and Dementia

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Have you ever wondered if there is a link between hearing loss and dementia? If so, you are not the only one to wonder about possible connections. One study published in 2011 detailed an experiment conducted by researchers from several institutions,…