Articles – Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

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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Auditory Processing Disorder Affects Learning and Communication

July 5, 2023

Auditory processing Disorder (APD) affects learning and communication at any age. It is NOT caused by hearing loss. Although many APD-related symptoms appear to be similar to those caused by hearing loss, they happen for different reasons. One might say…

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Hearing Loss as Risk for Dementia

May 30, 2023

Nerves and brain areas that are not kept active through stimulation and input fall into disuse. They shrink and die off in a process called atrophy. Hearing and its involvement in cognitive functions is no different. Yet, when researchers at…

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Pulsatile Tinnitus Could be a Warning Sign

April 24, 2023

The word “tinnitus” refers to noises that are perceived in the ears or in the head. Usually known as “ringing in the ears,” pulsatile tinnitus is in a different category. It is the rarest form of tinnitus. However, these are…

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Somatic Tinnitus

March 20, 2023

There are different types of tinnitus. People perceive upsetting and annoying noises in their ears or heads. No matter what its cause might be, any tinnitus becomes fast a quality-of-life issue.    The most widespread version is subjective tinnitus. Roughly…

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Stress Increases Tinnitus Annoyance. Know your Stress Triggers.

February 11, 2023

Noises perceived in the ears or head are commonly referred to as Tinnitus. Not all tinnitus is the same. There are different types. A professional evaluation can help find the cause of the din and determine the tinnitus type and…

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