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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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How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

In Ear Health, lifestyle by Candace Wawra

Summer is finally here! The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and BBQ season is in full swing. It’s also the time of the year where we enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool to cool off or kick back with friends and family. Along with the watery fun, swimming can also …

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Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

In Hearing Health, lifestyle by Candace Wawra

Noise induced hearing loss is incredibly common, affecting about one-in-four adults between the ages of 20-69 (https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/news/2017/us-adults-aged-20-69-years-show-signs-noise-induced-hearing-loss). Once acquired, noise induced hearing loss is permanent and irreversible. Luckily, noise induced hearing loss is also 100% preventable. One way to help protect yourself and your family from noise induced hearing loss is to monitor your daily …

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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

In hearing loss, lifestyle by Candace Wawra

Roughly 22 million workers in the United States are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work. Do you work in a crowded office full of ringing phones and high, echoing ceilings? Do you go in to work every morning to be greeted by the sound of heavy machinery and experience ringing in your ears every …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Relationships

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, hearing loss, lifestyle by Candace Wawra

“Blindness separates us from things,” said Helen Keller, “but deafness separates us from people.” The same might be said of hearing loss, which – if left untreated – has the potential to be an isolating condition. Communication is key in all healthy relationships, and with untreated hearing loss, difficulties with speech recognition could cause breakdowns …