Acupuncture for Hearing Loss & Tinnitus: Does it Really Work?

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Are you struggling with hearing loss or tinnitus? Approximately 48 million Americans have hearing loss, and many more have tinnitus, that ringing or hissing sound that only the person with tinnitus hears. The most effective treatment for hearing loss is wearing hearing aids that help you hear all the sounds around you. Many also come with built-in sound therapy programs …

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

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We know that the most effective treatment option for hearing loss is a pair of quality hearing aids that will help you hear all the sounds around you. Hearing aids are a relatively new invention, and history reveals that there have been some wacky hearing loss cures in the past. Putting Things in the Ear to Cure Hearing Loss Many …

Meditation Could Help Alleviate Tinnitus

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Tinnitus, that distracting ringing or buzzing sound in your ears, can disrupt your daily life, make it difficult to focus at work, and stop you from getting a good night’s sleep. Along with sound therapy programs or white noise machines to mask tinnitus, meditation can help relax you, relieve stress, and reduce your experience of tinnitus. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus, …

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

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Do you have pain in your ear? Ear infections are common among children, and adults can also experience the discomfort of swelling in the ear. Not only are ear infections painful, they can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. Two Types of Hearing Loss There are two main type of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by aging or …

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

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Have you noticed any recent changes to your hearing abilities? You may be struggling to follow conversations in places with a lot of background noise or find yourself turning up the volume on the TV for the third time this week. Maybe you feel like the people around you have started mumbling, or that you can’t hear the kids playing …

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

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When you think about hearing loss, you probably imagine straining to hear, asking people to repeat themselves several times, or feeling embarrassed when you can’t quite make out what’s been said. If you have hearing loss, you’re not alone. Nearly 40 million Americans have hearing loss, and many of these people are adults, teenagers, or even children. So what causes …

When to Take a Hearing Test

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We all rely on our hearing to help us communicate with loved ones, navigate the world around us, and identify where a sound is coming from. We rarely think about our ears at all until something goes wrong. Whether or not you’ve noticed changes to your hearing health, you may be wondering when to take a hearing test. Baseline Hearing …

Athletes and Hearing Loss

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When you think of noisy professions, your mind immediately goes to construction workers, factory employees, or law enforcement officers. These are all notoriously loud jobs, but did you know that athletes also have a noisy job? Both athletes and sports fans are often exposed to extremely loud sounds that can harm their hearing health. Noisy Stadiums Did you know that …

Do’s & Don’ts for Accommodating People with Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss affects roughly 48 million Americans of all ages, so there’s a good chance you know at least one person who’s struggling to hear. You want to help your friend or loved one communicate easily, and have no trouble participating in conversations, but there are a few do’s and don’ts you need to know when it comes to accommodating …

Professional Musicians are at Higher Risk for Developing Hearing Loss

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You may not think that professional musicians have a dangerous job, but musicians are nearly 4 times as likely to develop a hearing loss than non-musicians! Hearing loss can have a major impact on musicians’ careers and quality of life, and struggling to hear affects social, emotional and even physical health. As anyone with hearing loss or tinnitus knows, living …