Halloween is a holiday celebrated by everyone. Whether you are a toddler walking around trick-or-treating for the very first time or you are watching your grandchildren get dressed in spooky costumes, Halloween is a fun celebration shared with friends and family. Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and you may already see neighbors decorating their yards with huge, inflatable ghosts. Halloween night you will see groups of children, teenagers, and even adults dressed as their favorite characters, witches, zombies, and princesses. It is a holiday beloved by many.
A dog is a man’s best friend, so the saying goes, but for many decades dogs have been helping people who are blind, deaf, and in need of service navigate the world. For people who are hard of hearing, a hearing assistance dog helps keep their humans safe from harm that they might not be aware of in their home or help them during loud social gatherings. Having a hearing assistance dog in your life can help you live more independently and have confidence in life.
Millions of people around the world suffer from tinnitus, which can be very debilitating depending on the severity. If you have tinnitus and it doesn’t bother you then that might have something to do with the way your brain processes emotions. The University of Illinois conducted a study that revealed that people who have tinnitus also process emotional sounds differently. The study also showed that there are differences in the areas of the brain that are used for processing emotions.
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Anyone can suffer from temporary hearing loss. It can happen at any time and for any number of reasons. Most people experience it after being exposed to loud noises or have a cold. Usually, the temporary hearing loss goes away within a day or two, but if it doesn’t, you should seek professional help.
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Many people think that hearing aids are only for those with significant hearing loss. Beck et al (2018) reported that in addition to the 37 million Americans with audiometric hearing loss, 26 million have hearing difficulty and/or difficulty understanding speech in noise (SIN) even when passing normal clinical thresholds.
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Adam Savage, from the Discovery Channel TV show MythBuster’s and founder of the Tested podcast, has been very vocal about his hearing loss and recently switched to the Widex Evoke hearing aids. According to Adam, the difference is astounding!
Hearing loss not only affects the person who can’t hear, but it affects their loved ones as well. Often when a family member suffers from hearing loss, a communication breakdown can happen. When there is difficulty communicating, it can cause friction and put stress on some of the most critical relationships in your life. When you have family support you during your hearing loss is very important, and when you have a family member come to your audiologist visit, it can help your family understand your hearing loss on a deeper level.
As a parent or caregiver, you want the very best for your child and to see them happy in life. Now that a new school year is beginning, it is vital to make sure your child is set up for a successful year of school. As you cross things off your back-to-school to-do lists such as haircuts, new clothes, and doctor’s appointments, make sure you find the services of an educational audiologist for your hearing-impaired child.
Is it possible that something delicious like chocolate can help prevent hearing loss and tinnitus? Researchers in Korea may have discovered this fantastic new fact. After completing a study of 3, 575 people between the ages of 40 and 64, the researchers were astounded to find that people who regularly ate chocolate had significantly lower hearing loss.
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Today’s children are busier than ever and are constantly surrounded by distractions. Communicating with children can be challenging, more so when the child has a hearing loss. As a caregiver, there are times that can be very frustrating when you can’t get your child’s attention or difficulties having your child understand you. There are things you can do to help make communicating with your hearing impaired child easier.
The warm summer months always includes a lot of time in the pool, especially for kids. The constant presence of water in the ear canal can lead to something painful...swimmer's ear! It can also lead to temporary hearing loss, which is something you might not be aware of but it happens more often than most people realize.
Sufferers of chronic tinnitus will do almost anything for some relief. While there is no scientific proof that certain foods can make your tinnitus worse, some tinnitus sufferers will testify that their tinnitus is always worse after they eat specific foods.
Any time you get something new that you use, such as running shoes, eyeglasses, or hearing aids, it takes time to “break them in” and get comfortable using them. Even if you have used hearing aids previously, it can still take some time to get used to your new hearing aids.
In August 2017, a law was passed that allows FDA-regulated hearing aids to be sold over the counter instead of by a trained hearing healthcare professional. It’s estimated that Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids will not be available to consumers for a couple years; however, it’s important to talk about the topic now, as it can have a big impact on how society views treatment for hearing loss in the United States.
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