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Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

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While traditional hearing aids are the gold-standard treatment for people with mild to severe hearing loss, not everyone experiences successful outcomes with them. One alternative option for people who don’t benefit from hearing aids is a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA). Below is an overview of what a bone-anchored hearing aid is, how it works, who
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Untreated Hearing Loss Linked to Loneliness for Seniors

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While sheltering in place during the age of COVID-19, many have begun to feel the effects of loneliness. But for people with hearing loss, especially seniors, this feeling won’t stop when businesses and public spaces reopen. Multiple studies have shown a connection between untreated hearing loss and feelings of loneliness in seniors. Hearing Loss Impact
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The Deaf Community Is All Too Aware of Zoom Fatigue

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In the age of Coronavirus, people are staying connected to friends, colleagues and loved ones through digital means such as Facetime, Skype and Zoom. Many are reporting a phenomenon known as “Zoom fatigue,” or the feeling of mental and social exhaustion after participating in a video call. This feeling goes by many names and is
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Managing Indoor Allergies

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Even if you’re taking refuge in the safety of your home, unfortunately, you may not be safe from allergens. “Even though you may be inside for a long period of time, once you’ve been outside – we do go out at some point – the allergic cascade continues long after the exposure has stopped,” explained Dr.
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What Is Tonsillitis?

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While many associate tonsillitis with a tonsillectomy, this connection is not as strong as it once was. Tonsillitis is an umbrella term for inflammation of the tonsils caused by bacterial infection or a virus. “Strep throat is a common cause of tonsillitis, but it’s not the only cause,” said Kara Meister, a head and neck
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Mental Health Awareness

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Lockdowns, stay-at-home orders and social distancing make this a challenging time for all. For those with untreated hearing loss, who are at an even greater risk of developing mental health issues, raising awareness and developing a coping strategy is key. Social Isolation A report from the National Academies of Sciences,
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Tips for Working Remotely with Hearing Loss

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Telecommuting has become the norm for many people across the U.S. and the world. While this adjustment has been problematic for many, people with hearing loss are having an especially difficult time adjusting. This is because many tools used for online communication, especially video calls, are more difficult when you cannot hear well. Below is
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Face Masks Pose Problem for Those with Hearing Loss

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While the CDC urges people to wear face masks in public to stay safe, doing so poses some challenges for those with hearing loss. The first challenge is that face masks muffle voices and block the mouth so lip-reading is impossible. The second challenge is that face masks loop around the ears and get in
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Does Everyone Who Snores Also Have Sleep Apnea?

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Are you constantly tired, even after getting seemingly enough sleep the night before? If so, this could be a symptom of a potentially dangerous sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. Or it could be snoring, a bothersome but overall harmless sleep disorder. Understanding the difference can help you determine when you should seek medical
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The Link Between Stuttering & Anxiety

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Stuttering and social anxiety disorder (SAD) are both included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). While stuttering (also known as childhood-onset fluency disorder) is considered a communication disorder and SAD is categorized as an anxiety disorder, research shows that the two conditions may be related to one another. What Is Stuttering?
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