Articles – Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

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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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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