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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 …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has designated May as Better Hearing and Speech Month, and the theme for this year is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” At Rincalina Hearing Center, we think better hearing should be celebrated all year long and we are committed to helping you stay on the path to better hearing help. This month, we place a special emphasis …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Hearing loss can happen slowly making it an issue that doesn’t seem like a big problem – until, of course, it becomes one. Finding out that you have hearing loss isn’t an easy thing to face. Even though hearing loss is incredibly common, misinformation still proliferates about the best course of action for dealing with hearing loss. While 48 million …

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Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

When you think ‘Hearing Loss’, you might think that it’s strictly a problem for older people. But the signs of hearing loss often reveal themselves a long time before your golden years. There is nothing stopping you from developing it at any age, and many do. According to the NIDCD, 26 million Americans age 20 to 69 have high-frequency hearing …