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:
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.
Topics: noise, hearing, hearing aids, hearing loss, why you should address hearing loss, what causes hearing loss, hearing loss causes, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, family & friends, noise exposure
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.”
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.
Topics: noise, hearing, hearing loss, why you should address hearing loss, what causes hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, brain biology, cognitive decline, noise exposure
Topics: noise, hearing protection, hearing loss, what causes hearing loss, hearing loss causes, excessive noise exposure, decibel levels, dB levels, loud noises, construction, Hearing Education, noise exposure, job hazard, manufacturing jobs, occupational hearing loss, workplace hearing loss, NIHL
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.
Topics: noise, hearing loss, children, Children and Hearing Loss, Babies and Hearing Loss, what causes hearing loss, hearing loss causes, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, music, loud noises, Healthy Hearing, World Hearing Day, noise exposure
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.
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?