Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes & Hearing Loss

Hearing loss due to diabetes and pre-diabetes is often overlooked. Most people are aware that hearing loss can be caused by aging, repeated exposure to loud noise, and even one very loud noise event, high blood sugar is not readily connected to hearing loss. Prevalence of Diabetic Hearing Loss According…

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Ear Wax Removers - Dangerous or Safe?

Recently we have seen a variety of products designed to help people remove ear wax from their ears. Ear wax build up is relatively common and can become enough of a problem that it affects the ability to hear. In fact, we see people on a weekly basis that have…

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Self Fitting Hearing Aids - Do They Work?

Self fitting hearing aids are relatively new product that has only recently appeared in the American marketplace. You can think of them as the ultimate do-it-yourself hearing healthcare project and as an extension of our ever increasingly complex but self-reliant technology-based world. Warning: Hearing loss may be a symptom of…

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Signia Hearing Aids New Mask Mode

The Challenge of Hearing Through a Mask Masks challenge communication in two ways. The first is due to masks covering the mouth. In doing so they restrict visual speech cues the listener might receive. The second is that masks change the acoustic properties of the speech itself. This article provides…

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Maintaining Hearing Health During COVID-19

Everyone’s world has changed an incredible amount in just a few weeks. In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 physical distancing has been employed. As a result, many businesses such as theatres, pubs, restaurants, and many other businesses deemed “non-essential” have been closed. Businesses related to health care, food…

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Loud Jobs: Carpentry

Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is common among many trades and carpentry is no exception. Although one severely loud noise event can cause permanent hearing loss, NIHL usually builds slowly over years of excessive exposure to loud noise. Because NIHL it is gradual, often taking years for symptoms to show, most…

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