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Can Babies Wear Hearing Aids?

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The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that approximately three in every 1,000 babies are born with hearing loss. Fortunately, in 2000 the federal government implemented a program with a goal of having all babies screened for hearing loss within a month of birth, diagnosed by age three months and enrolled in an intervention program by
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How Do Your Ears Work?

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The auditory system is complex and consists of many different parts that work together to help you hear. It can be divided into two parts: the peripheral hearing system and the central hearing system. Below is an overview of the different components of the auditory system and how they work. Peripheral Hearing System The peripheral
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Managing Meniere’s Disease

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Meniere’s disease is an inner-ear disorder with symptoms that include vertigo (the feeling of dizziness/spinning), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), intermittent hearing loss and pressure/fullness of the ear. The cause of Meniere’s disease is unclear, but many cases are associated with poor ear drainage, autoimmune responses, allergic reactions, viral infections, head trauma and migraines. Effects
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Popular Diets May Improve Your Hearing

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Whenever a new year rolls around, many people in Topeka make a resolution to eat better. Not only will this help them shed a few pounds and lower their risks of certain diseases, it may also boost their hearing! Eat Healthy for Better Hearing There are plenty of reasons to choose a healthy, well-balanced diet.
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Hearing Loss and Other Causes of Cognitive Impairment

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It’s natural for mild cognitive impairment to set in as we age, but some people experience a quicker onset or more severe symptoms. One out of five people in Topeka has hearing loss; for these folks, the odds of cognitive decline are greater…but hearing loss isn’t the only factor that can hasten cognitive impairment. Factors
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Cognitive Decline Affects More Than Those with Age-Related Hearing Loss

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Scientists have known for years that there is a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline. Multiple studies have confirmed this, most recently a long-term French study published in 2018 that found an increased prevalence of dementia in individuals with untreated hearing loss. It has long been assumed that dementia was most likely with patients
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Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help Cure Ear Infections?

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People seeking natural health benefits in Topeka often turn to the grocery store shelf for inspiration. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been a popular go-to for folks looking for an all-natural remedy to improve overall health. Many believe it can even be used as a treatment for ear infections. Health Benefits of ACV Apple cider
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Preparing Your Home for Holiday Guests with Hearing Loss

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Thanksgiving is just a week away, so if you don’t have your turkey yet, you’d better make a beeline to the grocery store! Holiday prep involves more than just food when you’re dealing with a guest who has hearing loss. Here are some tips for making sure they feel included in the holiday festivities. Gobble
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What is Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

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Hearing and balance problems are common in Topeka. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as ear pain and pressure, muffled hearing, tinnitus, hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in the ear, dizziness or vertigo, you might be suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction. Prevalence of ETD Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is the medical term for conditions that
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