Articles – Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

Why Medicare Does Not Cover Hearing Aids

May 8, 2024

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older. Younger people with certain disabilities and those with end-stage kidney disease also qualify. Medicare falls under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act. Although it…

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Air Travel with Hearing Loss

April 8, 2024

For those with hearing loss any travel is stressful.  However, air travel presents many extra challenges. Nowadays, major airports are huge, confusing places with plenty of noise, echoes, and scattering sound. In such environments even a mild hearing loss can…

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Can Migraines Cause Ear Pain (Otalgia)?

March 4, 2024

Yes, indeed they can – but I did not know that. Earaches without obvious causes, even after extensive testing, might make physicians suspect migraines. At first, I did not make the connection between often stabbing ear pain and my left-sided…

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Tinnitus Awareness Week

February 5, 2024

In 2024, Tinnitus Awareness Week is observed from February 5 to February 11. This is an important week to become actively involved in spreading the news about this condition. The truth is that nobody likes Tinnitus and everyone of us…

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Five Strategies to Protect and Preserve Hearing

January 22, 2024

Hearing connects us to our social and professional worlds. It allows us to enjoy the sounds of speech, nature, and music. Unfortunately, people all too often fail to appreciate this precious sense. They rarely feel motivated to protect and preserve…

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Don’t Let Hearing Loss Increase Holiday Stress

December 9, 2023

Why might hearing loss support groups feature mental health speakers around the end-of-the-year Holiday Season? It is expected that such specialists will help strengthen the resolve and self-confidence of their members so that they can “survive” the stress of the…

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Smartphone Sound Level Meter Apps Help Protect Hearing

November 29, 2023

Ever since I got a sound level meter app for my Android phone, I am a lot more confident with decisions regarding sound exposures for my already damaged ears. A click of the button lets me know at once whether…

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Hearing Loss Increases Fall Risks

October 27, 2023

To maintain body equilibrium, the brain coordinates input from the eyes and ears and from sensors located throughout the body in the muscles and bones. While normal hearing supports the brain’s balance function, hearing loss has a destabilizing effect and…

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Hearing Loss Denial Delays Getting Help

September 19, 2023

Many people with hearing loss deny their communication struggles for an average of seven years. They reject the truth and refuse to accept what is often obvious to those round them. Sadly, hearing loss denial delays getting help. It stands…

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Unilateral Hearing Loss (UHL) Impacts Quality of Life and Safety

August 22, 2023

Unilateral Hearing Loss (UHL) is also called Single-Sided Hearing Loss, which means that only one ear has some degree of loss. When the loss becomes profound, it is referred to as Single-sided Deafness (SSD). Roughly 7% of adults in the…

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