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Tips for Successful Virtual Family Reunions

In Communication, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

In previous years, your family members may have traveled from far-flung places in order to get together for the annual year-end reunion. After extensive travel, it is a pleasure to get together for a meal, to catch up with one another, and to have some holiday cheer.  This year will likely be different for most families. Virtual meetings will be …

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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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Falls & Accidents Are More Likely with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

According to a recent study, the risks of hearing loss might be more extensive than we thought. Although we already know that hearing loss is related to higher rates of physical health problems, mental health problems, cognitive decline, and social isolation, this recent study adds a new dimension by considering accidents and injuries.  These other correlations have to do with …

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Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

When we talk to people about hearing loss, we often discuss noise-related and age-related hearing damage, the most common causes of permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss can be brought on by many other factors – from impacted earwax to diabetes to head injuries. Here are a few unexpected sources of potential hearing loss: Shingles Shingles is a painful reactivation of …

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Undertreated & Undiagnosed Age-Related Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Hearing loss is the third most common health condition among aging adults. Age related hearing loss is the gradual impairment, or reduced ability, to hear over time. Though it is prevalent, impaired hearing can easily be ignored and untreated. This is particularly impactful for older adults whose health is more at risk. It is important to be aware of the …

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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 …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Now that we’re into the swing of the New Year, the resolve of your resolutions is being put to the test! Perhaps you made a pledge to yourself to eat a more nutritious diet. Certainly in these first weeks of the year you have had an opportunity to have some junk food or a piece of cake. How did you …

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Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

There are nearly six million people between the ages of 18 and 44 in the United States who are experiencing hearing loss. It is commonly understood that hearing loss only affects one thing: a person’s ability to hear. Scientists have spent a lot of time, energy, and resources documenting the other effects hearing loss has on a person’s entire wellbeing. …

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Preparing for a Hearing Aid Fitting

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

If you or your loved one has realized that hearing aids are the right step toward a better lifestyle, the greatest obstacle has already been overcome. Many people put off getting hearing aids for a number of reasons. Perhaps they feel that they can make do without them, are averse to the cost of aids, or fear acknowledging that they …