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Are Noisy Restaurants Harmful to Our Hearing Health?

In Hearing Health, hearing loss, lifestyle, News, Research by Candace Wawra

Restaurant noise levels are an increasing concern for customers, employees, and restaurateurs alike. Both surveys conducted by Zagat and Consumer Reports found that excessive noise is the top grievance diners have before service, crowds, or even food problems. Reviewers have reported noise levels averages of 80 dBA or above in restaurants across the country, according …

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Professional Musicians are at Higher Risk for Developing Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, hearing loss, Musicians, News, Research by Candace Wawra

Musician Eric Clapton revealed during an interview with a British radio station in 2018 that he is dealing with tinnitus, a ringing in the ear commonly caused by noise-induced hearing loss. Combined with chronic nerve damage in his hands that has affected his back and movement, he says live concerts have become a challenge. Clapton …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

In Communication, Family & Relationships, Health, Hearing Health, Mental Health, Tips & Tricks by Candace Wawra

You know already that a number of health benefits are gained by remaining physically active in your older years, including reducing chronic pain, delaying and deterring certain diseases, and assisting you in recovering from illness or injury more quickly. But while physical activity is essential for maintaining a high quality of life, the bonds you make with others, and …

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Lifestyle Changes that Help Older Americans Thrive

In Hearing Health, hearing loss by Candace Wawra

Today, Americans and adults throughout the world are not only living longer – they are living healthier. There are many reasons this is the case, from advancements in medical technology to improved safety measures and awareness. Another way people are living healthier and happier as older adults is by making small lifestyle changes that can …

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Celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month This May!

In Hearing Health, hearing loss by Candace Wawra

There’s so much to look forward to in May. Warmer weather, blooming flowers, and summer vacations. On top of all this, we also love May because it is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Better Speech and Hearing Month (BHSM) is hosted by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) every year to help spread …

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The Different Types of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, hearing loss, Research, Resource by Candace Wawra

For many people, hearing loss may seem pretty straightforward. In actuality, hearing loss is a complex condition that affects people in diverse ways. In general, we experience hearing loss when sounds are not able to reach the brain due to issues related to our auditory system. There are two main types of hearing loss, depending …