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Hearing Health

It’s that time of year again when we plan out our goals and aspirations for the new year ahead. Whether your goals are health focused or you want to learn a new hobby, you may feel especially inspired for the upcoming year. In addition to any personal goals you may have for 2022, you should …

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Hearing and the Holidays

The holiday season is now upon us. You will most likely be spending more time in social settings, gathering with family and friends. If you have become accustomed to hearing in quieter environments, then you may struggle to hear in noisier settings again. Whether you are spending time with your family at the dinner table, …

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Managing Tinnitus

Tinnitus affects millions of people each year. Tinnitus can range from mildly annoying to debilitating depending on how frequently you experience its symptoms. For most people, they hear a ringing, buzzing, humming, or whooshing sound in their head or ears when there is no external sound present. Although tinnitus is not a disease itself, it …

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Hearing and Alzheimer’s

Your hearing plays a crucial role in your overall health and well-being. Hearing doesn’t only allow you to be a part of the conversation and to hear the world around you, but it also keeps your brain active. Discover how your hearing is connected to cognitive decline and how you can be proactive during Alzheimer’s …

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Hearing and Balance

Hearing loss doesn’t only affect your ability to hear and comprehend speech. It can also be connected to a variety of other health concerns, such as balance issues or vertigo. Our sense of balance is located within the cochlea, which is the same location of the hearing nerve deep inside the inner ear. If you …

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