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Understanding Speech. Is it My Hearing or Am I Getting Old? February 1, 2017
Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. Hearing loss can impact a person’s ability to understand and interpret speech, which impairs their ability to communicate. As a result, as we age our ability to communicate becomes more difficult.
When an older person asks us to repeat something we just said, ...
Noise-induced Hearing Loss February 1, 2017What is Noise-induced hearing loss?
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a permanent hearing impairment that is a direct result of over-exposure to loud noise. Hearing loss is caused by irreversible damage to the inner ear and results in poor hearing capabilities.
In the past 20 years, hearing loss has become more common in the younger generations. Some ...
Hearing Loss in the Workplace November 9, 2016Hearing loss due to noise-exposure is not always considered to be too much of a threat, especially by younger generations. The possibility of damaging your hearing due to the noises around them may seem unlikely. They go to concerts and loud events without ear protection, and don’t think that will have any effect on them ...
Noise Induced Hearing Loss November 9, 2016While many people are aware of the severity of noise-induced hearing loss, fewer actually know how common it is. Hearing loss induced by listening to overly loud music has been found in about 15 percent of teenagers and is suspected to increase with time.
Noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL, usually shows itself in adolescents through ...
Donating Hearing Aids October 17, 2016Anyone who’s owned or been familiar with hearing aids, eyeglasses, and similar devices know that they can be quite expensive. So you may be hesitant to possibly throw away your previous glasses, your grandma’s old hearing aids, and etc. without putting them to any more use. But don’t worry- there are actually several options for ...
Better TV Sound For Those With Hearing Loss September 13, 2016One of the biggest day-to-day problems that those with hearing loss experience is the difficulty to understand what’s being said, and not just in face-to-face conversation. Dialogue on your television may be especially hard to hear, with background noise in your home, poor-quality speakers, or just bad sound design within the show itself. Thankfully, modern ...
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