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Yanny or Laurel? Why everyone hears differently...

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 4, 2018 9:26:00 AM
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Topics: Yanny v Laurel, hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, exposure, environmental, ototoxic drugs, medication, infections, smoking, illness & disease, hearing test, frequency, protect

Better Hearing & Speech Month: How you can reduce your risk of hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 24, 2018 10:37:00 AM

May is Better Speech and Hearing month. Contrary to popular belief, a majority of people who have hearing loss are under the age of 65, according to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Furthermore, the BHI estimates that hearing loss affects more than 6 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 44. Nearly 1.5 million are of school age. So, what causes hearing loss, if it isn’t necessarily the result of growing older? And can anything be done to prevent it? Exposure to excessive noise is one of the leading risk factors — and one that’s largely preventable. Following are steps you can take to reduce your risks:

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Topics: May BHSM, better hearing & speech month, Hearing Loss Prevention, hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, summer concerts, concerts, hearing protection, ototoxic, medications, Medications that harm your hearing, hearing test

5 surprising summer activities causing hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 15, 2018 10:58:50 AM

As the weather gets nicer, it's time to get outside, get active and meet family and friends for fun. But some of these activities have excessive noises that you might not even think about.

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Topics: decibel levels, dB levels, loud noises, hearing loss, summer, outdoor events, yard work, fireworks, construction, motorcycle

3 things you can do for Better Hearing & Speech Month

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 8, 2018 9:44:00 AM

It's May and that means it's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Better Hearing and Speech Month raises awareness about hearing and speech disorders. It encourages all of us to consider hearing and communication issues.

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Topics: May BHSM, better hearing & speech month, Visual Communication, hearing, hearing loss, hearing screenings, hearing test

Are you risking your hearing?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 25, 2018 8:21:00 AM

Living your life doesn't have to mean putting yourself at risk for permanent hearing loss.  It also does not mean that you need to opt out of certain activities in order to prevent hearing loss.  Knowing what frequent activities can negatively affect our hearing long-term and taking steps to eliminate or take protective measures in the future can do wonders! So, what are some things that cause hearing loss?

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Topics: hearing loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, medications, medication, smoking, noise exposure, loud noises, noise-induced hearing loss, noise, illness & disease, birth defects, head injury, Comorbidities, hearing screenings, schedule an appointment, hearing appointment

Are your ears itching to tell you something?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 16, 2018 12:55:41 PM

Happy Spring!  Spring generally brings allergies and itchy ears with it.  Problems with your ears or hearing may be a sign of allergies, an overreaction by your body to substances to that are harmless to most people.  Allergens include inhalants (pollen, dust, mold, animal dander or other substances drawn in through the nose), foods, medications and substances that come into contact with the skin.  Among the common symptoms of allergies: 

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Topics: allergies, hearing loss, Meniere's Disease, springtime, itchy ears, ear infections, AIED, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, ringing in ears, food allergies, medication, hearing

The silent health epidemic

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 9, 2018 9:28:00 AM

What's the 3rd most common health condition that affects an estimated 36 million Americans?

If you guessed hearing loss, you're right. Hearing loss affects about 12% of the American population.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing, noise-induced hearing loss, why you should address hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, what causes hearing loss, noise, loud noises, hearing loss causes, family & friends

World Health Day: Striving for affordable health services, including hearing care

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 6, 2018 5:05:49 PM

Half the world lacks access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This distressing fact is the driving force behind World Health Day, Saturday, April 7, 2018. WHO urges world leaders to ensure “that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.”

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Topics: World Health Day, Affordable Healthcare, hearing loss, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation, hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Program, hearing discount

The surprising effect of loud noise on the brain

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 21, 2018 9:37:00 AM

Scientists have discovered that when hearing is damaged by prolonged exposure to loud noise, the brain may also experience the effects. Noise-induced hearing loss not only affects hearing, but it could also affect the brain’s ability to recognize speech.

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Topics: hearing loss, brain biology, cognitive decline, noise-induced hearing loss, hearing, why you should address hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, what causes hearing loss, noise, loud noises

Protect yourself from this job hazard

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 7, 2018 11:17:00 AM

Question: What's one of the most common health issues in the workplace?
Answer: Hearing loss.

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Topics: manufacturing jobs, job hazard, hearing loss, NIHL, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, what causes hearing loss, noise, loud noises, hearing loss causes, hearing protection, Hearing Education, construction, dB levels, decibel levels, occupational hearing loss, workplace hearing loss

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