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Talking To Your Loved One About Hearing Loss Treatment

In Communication, Hearing Loss by Dr. Ross Cushing

Hearing Loss is a Common Condition If you suspect a loved one may be developing difficulties hearing, awkward as it may feel, you owe it to them to say something about it. In the US, almost 14% of the adult population suffers from some detectable degree of disabling hearing loss. That’s more common than diabetes or cancer. And though both …

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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Ross Cushing

Noise Pollution & Its Risks Hearing loss affects far more people than many may assume, almost 14% of all adults in The United States and over half of everyone 75 years old or older. A very small percentage of these people are born with a congenital disability, less than three in 1,000. And a very small number of these people …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

In Hearing Test by Dr. Ross Cushing

Getting a hearing test can be a nerve-wracking prospect. It’s unfamiliar, and we don’t think about our hearing until it’s too late. But there’s no reason to be nervous! A hearing test is easy and painless, takes only a few minutes, and will give you a better understanding of the health of your ears.  Hearing tests are essential because they …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Test by Dr. Ross Cushing

Hearing loss is one of the biggest health issues in America today. In fact, it affects nearly 50 million Americans – that’s 1 in every 5 people! This number will only increase as time goes on and our population ages. Hearing loss can have a devastating effect not only on the person who suffers from it but also on their …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

In Communication, Hearing Loss by Dr. Ross Cushing

For people with hearing loss, the most common experience is that while they can hear, they cannot understand. Hearing loss affects our abilities to identify the direction and source of a sound, the speakers’ position, and recognize speech.  Hearing loss often occurs gradually, which means that the signs may not be evident right away, and people may not even notice …

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Can hearing loss be restored?

In Hearing Loss by Hearing Technology Associates

The quick and frank answer to the question, “Can hearing loss be restored?” is no, once hearing is lost, you cannot restore it to how it was. But notice the “how it was” part of that answer. That’s because, while you can’t go back to the way you used to hear, you can still absolutely treat hearing loss and significantly …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Ross Cushing

Our hearing system evolved during the hundreds of thousands of years in which our world was much quieter. The past few hundreds of years — in the post-industrial revolution era — have turned up the volume significantly in our day to day activities. Certainly, no one is advocating to go back to a quieter time, but we do need to …

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Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Ross Cushing

Hearing loss is one of the leading chronic health conditions affecting the country, yet only about 2 in 10 Americans have had their hearing tested in the last five years. To put that into perspective, around 60% of people have had their vision tested in that same time span.  The implications of untreated hearing loss can be profound. Isolation is …

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Golf and hearing loss: why golf is a great sport for the hearing impaired

In Hearing Loss, Lifestyle by Hearing Technology Associates

Jordan Fuller, over at Golf Influence, explains why golf is a perfect pastime for those with hearing loss.  Having optimal hearing is important when playing a round of golf, although golfers who wear hearing aids may find them to be more frustrating than not being able to hear what’s happening around them. There is good news, though. As technology has …