We celebrate World Hearing Day every year on March 3rd. Its purpose is to raise awareness about hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care around the world. This year's theme is "Hear the future." The hope is to draw attention to the expected increase in the number of people with hearing loss across the world over the upcoming years.
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February is American Heart Month, so show your heart some love. It's a great time to take charge of your cardiovascular health, make a few lifestyle changes and learn something new.
It’s a well-documented fact: Exposure to excessive noise is a leading cause of hearing loss. It can also interfere with our ability to concentrate. However, according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois, a moderate level of ambient noise (around 70 decibels) can boost creative performance. This might help explain why you see so many people hunched over their computers at coffee shops — where the noise level is typically about 70 decibels.
Did you know there's a connection between the health of your teeth, gums and your hearing? Say what? You heard it right. A healthy mouth is not only good for your teeth, but it can also be good for your hearing.
Topics: Hearing Loss & Dental
Do you have a family member or close friend who obviously needs hearing help? This can be exhausting and extremely frustrating, perhaps even causing feelings of anger toward the individual with hearing loss. You may even find yourself lashing out exasperated and asking, "why won't you do something about it?!"
What's on your resolution list for the New Year? Lose a few pounds, exercise more or try a new hobby? What about getting your hearing checked?
It's a wonderful time of year. The holiday season is meant to be a time of celebration, connection and joy. But if you're managing hearing loss, the holidays can be a challenge. The inability to hear conversations, especially at noisy gatherings, may make you want to avoid social situations.
From social isolation to tidings of joy
Do the approaching holidays fill you with feelings of joy…or dread? For individuals who can’t hear well, it’s often the latter. Some people even “drop out” of the holidays because they have so much trouble hearing conversation, especially in large, noisy gatherings.