Posts tagged hearing loss
Alzheimer’s and The Hearing Loss Connection

More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. It’s a devastating and heartbreaking disease. Those who have watched a family member or friend lose them selves to it know this all to well. Learn about the symptoms and the connection between Alzheimers and hearing loss in this blog post.

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Poor School Performance for Children is Linked to Hearing Loss

Is your child currently performing poorly at school? When poor school performance is mentioned it is often linked with behavioral issues or learning disabilities, such as ADD and ADHD. Children who have even a slight loss of hearing are at risk of falling behind by one to four grade levels when compared to their peers that have no hearing loss. Learn more about how hearing loss can affect your child’s performance at school.

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Could over the counter pain relievers be contributing to your hearing loss?

In a study by Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, researchers have found evidence that the duration of use of over-the-counter pain relievers is linked to a higher risk of hearing loss. This study adds to a growing body of evidence that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen) and acetaminophen contribute to hearing loss. The exact reason for this link is still unknown.

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Could exercise class be bad for your hearing?

While music can be a powerful motivator—as you start to lose steam, the music swells and you feel energized to push through the last little bit of your workout. Many exercise classes, including spin classes and aerobic classes, use music as a motivator in much the same way.  But researchers from Harvard have found that these classes are consistently above the level considered safe for hearing.

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70 db is the new Safe Noise Level!

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders states, “Long or repeated exposure to sound at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss.” the absence of a federal standard, an occupational standard meant to prevent hearing loss appears to have become the de facto safe level for all public noise exposures.

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