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Many people experience hearing loss in their lifetime, and the good news is that there are treatment options available . Whether you have a child, you or a grandparent is hard of hearing, you likely have several questions on your mind regarding the onset of the hearing loss. One reason for your concern may be because studies show that people

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Fireworks, firecrackers and concerts may be Fourth of July traditions and are beautiful to watch, but they also make the holiday one of the noisiest and most likely to cause hearing loss. With sound levels from exploding fireworks reaching as high as 155 decibels, here are steps recommended by ASHA that you can take to minimize damage to your hearing:

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Do you have difficulty making out all the dialogue at the movies? What happens when the music swells in the background, and the movie characters drop their voices? Sometimes, even the best hearing aids cannot overcome poor signal-to-noise ratios, leaving you guessing at the punch line, or wondering what twist the plot just took. 6,000 Regal Cinema screens across the

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February is Heart Health Month. You might be surprised to discover that hearing loss may be an early sign of cardiovascular disease in seemingly healthy people . A study first published in Laryngoscope ´╗┐in February 2009 found the risk of hearing impairment was significantly greater in people with underlying atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries than in those without vessel

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The Fall semester is around the corner, and whether you are a new or returning college student with hearing loss, here are six tips to help you navigate the college territory more easily:  1. College students who are Texas residents and who meet certain hearing loss criteria, can apply to have their tuition waived at state-supported post-secondary schools.   This

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FACTS ABOUT HEARING LOSS Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss.   More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65.   Untreated hearing loss can affect your ability to understand speech and can negatively impact your social and emotional well-being—hearing impairment can decrease your quality of life!  Hearing loss is the third most

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One of the first cultural shifts I experienced when I moved to Houston 18 years ago from NYC was the ubiquitous smile and nod when passing strangers in the street, often followed by a cheerful greeting, and sometimes even by an entire conversation. What a refreshing positive social connection the smile and nod can engender! However, when the smile and

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February is American Heart Awareness Month, and The Center for Audiology staff is committing to taking steps to lower our collective risk of heart disease.  This is also a good time to highlight the ongoing research linking hearing and heart health.   The American Journal of Audiology reported that impaired cardiovascular health has a negative effect on both the peripheral

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Even a mild hearing loss can make it difficult to enjoy everyday listening activities, including watching your favorite shows on tv.  Fortunately, many options exist to improve the listening experience of watching tv even if you have hearing loss.  Here are our favorites:  1. Direct TV Audio Streaming to Hearing Aids   Many new hearing aid models offer direct Bluetooth connectivity.

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We have known for years about auditory deprivation due to significant hearing loss. Auditory deprivation refers to changes in the brain that occur due to lack of stimulation secondary to hearing loss.  As auditory input is attenuated, other parts of the brain become more active to compensate. Studies performed on individuals with hearing loss show increased activity in the pre-frontal

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