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Hearing loss increases the risk of accidental injuries
Posted by Mike Wheeler on April 09, 2020
An analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey found that, over an eight year period (2007 – 2015), people who reported that they had “a lot of trouble” hearing ended up being twice as likely to have an accidental injury — both at work and leisure — as people who reported no trouble hearing. While the study...
The inability to distinguish sounds is a form of hearing loss
Posted by Mike Wheeler on March 20, 2020
The National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine recently published an article about ototoxicants, chemicals that can cause hearing loss and balance issues. In the article, warnings were shared from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) about which industries have higher exposure risks to these chemicals — and how the adverse...
Should you treat or ignore your hearing loss?
Posted by Mike Wheeler on March 11, 2020
Should you treat or ignore your hearing loss? The decision to treat or ignore hearing loss should not be taken lightly. Why? Because hearing loss plays a significant role in many issues that impact our quality of life, including five important ones: 1. Mental health 2. Physical health 3. Income and career 4. Personal safety 5. Relationships and social...
Five things you should know about tinnitus
Posted by Mike Wheeler on February 07, 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population, or nearly one in every six of us. So what is this condition that affects so many people — and what can tinnitus sufferers do about it? We cover the basics here. 1. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the...
Hearing loss impacts memory and comprehension
Posted by Mike Wheeler on January 28, 2020
Readers of the publication Trends in Neurosciences will already know today’s fact. For the other 99.9 percent of us, though, it is definitely interesting. According to a story in the June 2016 edition, research has confirmed that “even relatively mild levels of hearing loss” can lead to cascading negative effects on the brain. Those effects can...
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