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Millions of Americans struggle with hearing loss. While you might think most of those who can’t hear are seniors, 2 to 3 in every 1,000 children can’t hear, and live with the effects of hearing loss. Hearing loss is often called an invisible disability, because unlike being in a wheel chair or having a prosthetic limb, people with hearing loss

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Did you know that 40 million Americans have hearing loss? This figure might surprise you, because many people shy away form talking about, or treating, their hearing loss. Sadly, 2 of every 3 people who need hearing aids never visit an audiologist, or take the first steps in treating their hearing loss. The Stigma of Hearing Loss Hearing loss has

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The connections between hearing loss and other health outcomes are better understood every day. We already know that hearing loss has a strong relationship with depression and social anxiety. Those who have trouble hearing tend to avoid social settings in which hearing will be difficult, including opportunities to connect with their families and loved ones. That social anxiety can make

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Common intuition has it that those who have sensory impairments compensate for their weaknesses by developing strengths in other areas. For instance, it is said that those with vision impairments or blindness might learn to use their hearing and sense of touch to orient to space. They might develop the ability to hear things that others don’t notice in order

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If you were to hear that young people are highly at risk for hearing loss, it might come as a great surprise to you. We know that hearing loss is most common among older adults, and degenerative hearing loss will strike against the vast majority of people who live to older age. Yet, new technologies are offering hearing environments that

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“Check Your Hearing” is the theme of March 3’s World Hearing Day this year. Every year the World Health Organization picks a theme for World Hearing Day. The human and economic costs of untreated hearing loss take an enormous global toll each year. Early identification  and treatment are very important to a person’s overall health, both physical and emotional. Celebrate

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Children get a lot of use out of their headphones. They can watch a movie on their electronic device sitting right next to you, while you watch a program that they’re not interested in. They can listen to their own music or play games during a car ride or long plane trip. But as with any device, you need to

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We’ve all had that song that gets stuck in your head or maybe it’s that jingle on a commercial that you hear repeatedly until you find yourself humming it, even when it’s not even on the radio. Now imagine how stressful it would be hear music – it could be a song or just a musical rife without words and

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Reflect back on your last experience with music and consider the features that stand out in your memory. Although some of those aspects include the sounds that you heard—flowing melodic lines, evocative harmonic changes, or dynamic volume changes—the listening experience is not alone among the many ways that we experience music. Not only are the lyrics to songs meaningful textual

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Technology has had a huge impact on every area of our lives. From using driving directions, looking up recipes, or having the answer to every question right at our fingertips, there’s no denying our lives are very different now than even 10 or 15 years ago. We can connect effortlessly with people all over the world, order products from across

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