Articles – Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

When Sound Sensitivities Complicate Hearing Loss

January 5, 2023

Such a contradiction: Not hearing well and understanding even less, yet being overly sensitive to sound? How can this be? Once more, we are reminded that damaged hearing systems do not behave in a logical fashion. Shortly after my sudden,…

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Maintain Oxygen Levels: Hypoxia Can Contribute to Hearing Loss

December 6, 2022

People often wonder why very complicated conditions like diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and sleep apnea figure on the lengthy list of possible hearing loss causes. Although more studies are needed, one theory is that these conditions interfere with oxygen…

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Don’t Allow Diabetes to Damage Your Hearing!

November 19, 2022

November is National Diabetes Month. This is the time to focus our attention on diabetes, a condition that affects over 37 million people in the United States. However, this is also a good time to think of our hearing because…

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Parents Beware: Noisy Toys Can Damage Children’s Hearing

October 14, 2022

Toy safety is not all about swallowing, choking or inhaling dangers. It is also about over-the-top sound levels that can damage children’s hearing. Yet, good hearing is important for learning and for developing speech, language and social skills. Even a…

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OTC Hearing Aids Are Coming!

August 25, 2022

On August 16, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its Final Rule for the sale of Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids. Affordable hearing help has been an issue for some time and many feel that FDA-regulated OTC hearing…

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Can Hearing Loss Cause Brain Fog?

July 25, 2022

Note:. No matter what the cause, brain fog episodes should be evaluated by a physician. In the World of Hearing Loss, Brain Fog is one of the topics that few want to talk about. But it does happen and must…

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Navigating Vestibular Symptoms

June 16, 2022

I woke up and knew at once that this would be an inner-ear “off day.” I would need all my self-help tactics for navigating unwelcome vestibular symptoms. My left ear – my problem ear – felt totally stuffed up. The…

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Better Hearing and Speech Improve Communication

May 12, 2022

Every year the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the month of May to raising public awareness about communication disorders related to hearing and speech. This year’s theme  – “Connecting People” –recognizes once more that hearing and speech are essential components…

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Resistance to Hearing Aid Use

April 14, 2022

Why do so many people who need hearing help resist the use of hearing aids? Fast-paced technology advances certainly offer chances for so much better hearing. Yet, marketing surveys and research studies continue to explore possible reasons for customer resistance…

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Preventive Hearing Care is a Life-long Commitment

March 25, 2022

 Save natural hearing Hearing is the sense that is all too often taken for granted – until it goes away. Even as the notion of “prevention” is all the rage in health care, preventive hearing care to save natural hearing…

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