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Do you sleep better if you have hearing loss - or does it make sleeping more difficult? Does lack of sleep affect your hearing the answers are complicated. There have been studies involving sleep and hearing loss as well as sleep and tinnitus. How one affects the other is the subject research right now. At Orange County Physicians’ Hearing Services,

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September marks the international effort recognized as World Alzheimer’s Month. Around 5.4 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in this country and, among the top 10 causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s is the only one that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed. At Orange County

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Even the best of hearing aid models needs a little help now and then in certain environments and that’s where loop technology comes in. Areas with lots of negative space – empty walls, high ceilings, lots of nooks and crannies, absorb and/or distort sound. It would be helpful in these areas to use a hearing loop with your hearing aids.

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Nearly 48 million Americans have some type of hearing loss that affects the communication, relationships, health and even the careers of those afflicted. If you have hearing loss, you might wonder if there is any way to restore your hearing to its original ability. The short answer is: it depends. There are ear surgeries to restore hearing if you have

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Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. While it is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus can manifest many different perceptions of sound, including buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, and clicking.  Millions of Americans experience tinnitus, often to a debilitating degree, making it one of the most common health conditions in the

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Many public washrooms have hand dryers instead of paper towels to conserve paper and reduce the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses. Many parents report that their children refuse to go into particular washrooms because the dryers are too noisy, and children say they “hurt my ears.” According to research recently published in the Canadian journal Pediatrics & Child Health

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Have you noticed that your hearing isn’t as sharp as it once was? Have your loved ones been making comments about your hearing that make you concerned about your hearing health? Roughly 40 million Americans strain to hear, but many choose to ignore their hearing loss, and refuse to come to terms with their inability to hear clearly. While this

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Have you been struggling with a thyroid disease? Roughly 20 million Americans have a thyroid disease, but over half of these adults don’t realize there’s anything wrong, or have attributed their symptoms to some other illness or disease. Not only does hypothyroidism affect energy levels and lead to fatigue, it’s also associated with hearing loss, and if your thyroid isn’t

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Hearing technology has advanced in leaps and bounds, and it’s hard to keep up with all the amazing new programs and features. They become more sophisticated each year, capable of sensing your environment and changing between programs and setting without you having to lift a finger. The newest direction in cutting edge hearing technology is in the world of artificial

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Ear candles might strike many people as odd, but they are an ancient tool used in naturopathic and homeopathic medicine to extract excess wax and toxins from the ears. Yet, many audiologists and hearing professionals question whether they are ineffective or even dangerous to use. Let’s take a look at the operation of these devices then consider if they are

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