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Start Your New Year with Better Hearing!

In Hearing Health by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

The New Year is a great time to reset and commit to positive changes. This is especially useful considering that 2021 was a particularly challenging year for many people. Taking the time to reflect and also set goals is a refreshing way to kick off the New Year. Health-centered goals are usually at the top of many New Year’s resolutions …

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

In Hearing Health by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Did you know that October is National Protect Your Hearing Month? The National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders started this campaign several years ago. It’s a time to learn more about noise-induced hearing loss, what causes hearing loss, and what you can do to protect your hearing.   What is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss? What exactly is noise-induced hearing …

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Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

For most people, home is a calm and peaceful place. It’s the spot you feel safest, and you can’t wait to get home after a long day to relax and have a few moments of quiet. However, your home might not be as safe, or as quiet, as you may think. In fact, several of your everyday household items could …

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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Keeping your hearing aids in good condition is essential for your hearing experience. Making sure your hearing aids are well-maintained means you can rely on your hearing aids for years of performance. Fortunately, today’s hearing aids are simple to take care of. Most hearing aids simply need a daily wipe down with a clean and dry cloth to remove moisture …

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Addressing Early Hearing Loss Could Help Prevent Dementia  

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Our world has become progressively louder over time. Post-Industrial Revolution life is considerably louder than the innumerable centuries before which formed the ear and hearing sense humans now have. Concerts are noisier, machinery in construction is more abrasive and even the average volume of restaurants has increased. These phenomena and others in the past decades, inventions now ubiquitous like headphones, …

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A Healthy Diet May Stave Off Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

If there is one factor uniting the many health concerns that face Americans, it might be nutrition. We know from personal experience how good we can feel when we are eating well and how poor eating habits bring on lethargy and discomfort. The connection between a healthy diet and other health outcomes is borne out in study after study.  Not …

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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

The new era of telecommunication brings with it new challenges for those with hearing loss and impairment. With the shift to remote work, learning, and socializing, our lives are increasingly lived while interfacing with screens and headphones, and the videoconferencing media environment can be disorienting for anyone.  Along with the increase in remote engagement comes a whole host of new …

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Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Stress seems to be a ubiquitous factor leading to nearly any health problem imaginable. This nebulous category is something that we have all experienced from time to time, but it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what happens in the body when we are stressed out.  Some of the statistics about stress suggest that there is a relationship with capitalist development; higher …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

In Hearing Health by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

With nearly 50 people million people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it is no surprise that researchers are fast at work trying to understand more about what causes these conditions, how they might be prevented, and if there is even a possibility of a cure or a way to slow down cognitive decline once it has begun. …

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How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Losing your hearing can begin at any age. The number of Americans with the condition between 45 and 64 years has significantly increased since 1971, based on figures from the National Academy on Aging and Society. But much more often, it is in older adults: about 40 percent of America’s 20 million sufferers are 65 years old or older. Preventing …