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Healthy Hearing in Children: Tips for Parents

Healthy hearing in children is important for speech/language development, which facilitates social skills and eases learning. It is the ultimate communication tool. The following “Tips for Parents” are meant to boost their awareness of risk factors in order to preserve kids’ hearing. Learn the basic facts All education begins at […]

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Communication Issues? Get a Professional Opinion.

Well-developed communication skills connect us socially, emotionally and professionally. They depend on the interaction between hearing, speech and language. Any problems  call for a professional opinion. Although this is true for adults, it is especially true for children. Childhood communication gaps do not fix themselves. Good hearing greatly eases the […]

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Hearing Loss: Careful When Making that ENT Appointment!

So, you finally decided to get a medical opinion on your hearing loss and ear problems. The primary physician told you to see an ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) doctor. You call the office and get set up with a “specialist.” Easy, right? Or maybe not. Here is why one […]

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The Hidden Hearing Loss Mystery

What is Hidden Hearing Loss? The short answer? This is early hearing loss due to hearing nerve damage, which traditional hearing tests do not detect. Hidden hearing loss is caused by damage to the connections between the hearing cells of the inner ear and the hearing nerve. Such nerve connection […]

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Three Strategies for Hearing Loss Prevention.

Don’t sacrifice quality of life to hearing loss! Instead, keep on hearing better, longer with these basic, common-sense strategies for hearing loss prevention. 1) Never, ever ignore symptoms – acute or chronic. Acute “ear” symptoms can come on suddenly and are hard to dismiss. Depending on their cause, they involve […]

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Diabetes: Avoiding Hearing Loss

Hearing goes unchecked Avoiding hearing loss is yet another challenge for people with diabetes. Though doctors routinely monitor patients for the long-term side effects of the condition, hearing goes mostly unchecked. Poorly controlled blood glucose levels lead eventually to issues with blood circulation, kidney function, eye sight and feeling in […]

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Hearing Loss: Make Valentine’s Day Messages Count!

This year, make your Valentine’s Day messages count for those among your friends and loved ones with hearing loss. Remember that their biggest issue is understanding speech in background noise. Yet, just like anybody else, they delight in being told that they are loved and appreciated. Having to ask over […]

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Noise Abatement: Good for Both Hearing and Health

Less din in our overly loud lives? Yes, noise abatement is indeed good for both hearing and health. Besides being toxic to the ears, the negative impact of excessively loud sound on the body as a whole at work, at home and at leisure is well documented. It damages hearing permanently, […]

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Hearing Safety and Protection Compliance

Lack of education and n0n-compliance can cost you dearly Does your workplace Safety training program give hearing safety and protection compliance the attention they deserve? Certainly, next to steel-toed footwear, face shields and flame-retardant wear, lowly earplugs and ear muffs do not look very impressive. Yet, they stand between workers […]

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Noise-induced Hearing Loss: When Tough Men Cry..

Worn down by the challenges of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus, tough men do cry. In support meetings and presentations, I have seen the eyes of strong, determined guys well up all too often with tears of regret, self-blame, sadness and even panic. They suddenly felt oh-so vulnerable! They worried […]

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