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Many of us have a standard image of the person who suffers from hearing loss. This person is getting up in age and has accumulated damage to hearing over the years, adding up to difficulty hearing in loud contexts or in conversation with someone who has a soft voice. And yet, seniors are not the only people to experience hearing

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Everyone knows that our ears are fundamental to how we hear, but few people realize that our sense of balance is also part of the ears’ function. While the outer, middle and inner ear all play roles in our ability to hear, balance is mainly a function of structures in the inner ear. Balance depends heavily on part of the

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Personal music devices have long been known to pose a threat to hearing health. Too often is it too easy to deliver dangerous noise levels directly to the ear canal via ear buds and headphones. A new study is not only confirming the danger of personal music players, it makes explicitly clear of how much these devices can impact young

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With the Fourth of July this week everyone’s getting ready for backyard barbeques, fun in the sun and, of course, knockout displays of fireworks. While fireworks are exciting and beautiful, they also present a danger to our hearing –especially younger ears. To have a safe and happy Fourth of July this year remember to protect your families hearing with these

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A statistic has come out recently that people with heart disease are 54 percent more likely to develop hearing loss. It might seem odd to you that hearing loss can be influenced by exercise, but a new study by strengthens this link even further. The study divided mice into two groups and gave one group an exercise wheel and the

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The future health of your brain is probably not one of the things that cross your mind while you turn up the volume on your headphones or dance next to a speaker at a concert, but maybe it should be. A recent study carried out by The Ohio State University has revealed that young people with mild, sometimes unnoticeable hearing

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Before they are able to speak, crying is the primary way our babies communicate with us. But what are they trying to tell us with their wails and whimpers?  Parents eventually learn to differentiate the different cries of their babies and can tell fairly accurately whether their little one is hungry, in pain, or simply fussy. This knowledge of what

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Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products and a variety of proteins are all part of a healthy diet and, it seems, part of the road to avoiding hearing loss. Studies have now linked malnutrition in children and adolescents to an increased chance of hearing loss. Orange County Physicians Hearing Services can start your child out on a well-rounded hearing health

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It can be quite mentally and emotionally difficult to adjust to hearing loss, especially if that hearing loss occurred recently or as the result of a traumatic incident with loud noise. First and foremost, it can simply be very difficult to adjust to the reality of your hearing capabilities diminishing. The prospect of treating your hearing loss and adjusting to

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Each May, the American Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) uses the month to promote awareness around hearing loss and communication disorders. This year’s theme, “Communication for All,” focuses on the important link between hearing health and communication. Hearing loss interferes with our ability to recognize speech, and in turn, if left untreated, could lead to a breakdown in our most

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