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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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Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss? 

In hearing loss, Tinnitus by Candace Wawra

Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from tinnitus? You may be concerned that it will impact your hearing health. Although it’s a misconception that tinnitus causes hearing loss, the two are closely connected, and you likely also have hearing loss if you have tinnitus. Tinnitus is being able to hear sound when there is …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

In hearing aids, hearing loss by Candace Wawra

We get asked this question a lot, and the short answer is, unfortunately, no. Most hearing loss is permanent and there is not currently a cure for, or a way to reverse hearing loss. Fortunately, there are very effective treatment options for those with hearing loss. Medical and technological advances have made great strides in …

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Why Are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

In Family & Relationships, hearing loss by Candace Wawra

On average, Americans wait seven to ten years from the time they notice changes in their hearing to the time they seek treatment from a professional. The reasons for this vary from person to person. However, there often tends to be an underlying shame around hearing loss. Why is this so prevalent? Why are so …

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

In Family & Relationships, hearing loss by Candace Wawra

Identifying, understanding, coping and eventually treating hearing loss is an emotional process, and it is important to approach it with care and compassion for yourself. Unfortunately, there are still some very untrue misconceptions about hearing loss that cause an unnecessary stigma surrounding the subject in our culture. This may be one reason why Americans wait …

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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 …