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Are You Practicing Healthy Hearing Habits?

In most cases, once you lose your hearing, it’s gone for good. In addition, research shows that hearing loss is associated with a wide range of health conditions and quality of life concerns, such as social withdrawal, feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression and even cognitive decline. This is why practicing healthy hearing habits now is
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Signs Your Child Needs Ear Tubes

Ear infections are extremely common in children. In fact, five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Furthermore, ear infections are the most common reasons for parents to bring their child to the doctor. Why
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Are Allergies Causing You to Snore?

There are many factors that can cause you to snore, including your mouth anatomy, alcohol consumption, nasal issues, sleep quantity and sleep position. One potential cause you may not suspect, especially at this time of year, is allergies. What Allergens Are in My Bedroom? While most people think of hay fever when they think of
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What Is Apraxia of Speech?

Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a speech sound disorder that causes difficulty for affected people to say what they want to say correctly and consistently. It is a neurological disorder affecting the brain pathways involved in planning the sequence of movements necessary to produce a speech utterance. Severity can range from mild, causing difficulty with
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Types of Sinus Infections and How to Treat Them

It’s common to experience sinus pressure after you have allergies or a cold. This pressure is the result of blocked nasal passages; when the sinuses cannot drain, it causes inflammation and pain in the head, face and nose. You have four pairs of sinuses, located… In your forehead (frontal sinuses) Between your eyes and across
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Best Balance Exercises to Help with Vertigo

Vertigo is a common symptom of a variety of balance disorders, including Meniere’s disease and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This can not only affect your quality of life, but also be dangerous. Fortunately, there are exercises you can practice at home to help your body get used to the confusing, incorrect messages your brain
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What’s the Best Diet for Hypothyroidism?

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Hypothyroidism is a condition wherein the body doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones. Since these hormones help control growth, cell repair and metabolism, people with hypothyroidism typically experience tiredness, hair loss, weight gain, feeling chilly and depression, among other symptoms. While diet alone can’t cure hypothyroidism, getting the right nutrients – along with medications – can
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Is It Seasonal Allergies or a Mold Allergy?

You know the telltale signs of an allergic reaction: you feel itchy, you start sneezing, you’re congested, your nose is running, your eyes are itchy, you have a tickle in your throat — the list goes on. Most people attribute their allergy symptoms to pollen in the air, but that’s not always the source. Approximately
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October is Audiology Awareness Month

Hearing loss can be a confusing experience that leaves you feeling discouraged, frustrated and isolated. October is Audiology Awareness Month, which means now is a great time to learn about life changes that can help make for a better tomorrow. Audiologists, including the experts at , can help identify hearing problems and recommend a treatment
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Distance Learning with Hearing Loss

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The COVID-19 pandemic sent most of us home for work and school back in March. Now, with school re-starting, teachers, parents and kids have all been on the edge of their seats waiting to find out whether the doors would reopen for students. Many districts across the country have implemented distance learning in order to
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