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Is there a Link Between Your Sugar Intake & Your Hearing?

September 30, 2021

 

It’s no secret that too much sugar is bad for your health. However, what you might not realize is that an excess of sugar can be bad for your hearing health and can worsen tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. While there is no scientific proof that sugary foods increase tinnitus, there are many reports from tinnitus sufferers that too much sugar exacerbates the ringing in the ears.

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Can Stress Cause Hearing Loss?

July 13, 2021

 

Generally, we assume that being stressed is bad for us. Stress = bad. Relaxation = Good. On a biological level, however, it’s not this black and white. Stress is a natural part of life. It is an entirely natural response. It’s our body’s way of reacting to a situation that requires action or adaptation. Certain forms of stress are actually good for us – exercise, for example. But can stress cause hearing loss?

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Sudden Hearing Loss

March 31, 2020

 

Jon woke up and knew something wasn’t quite right. His left ear seemed muffled, and he heard weird, static-like pops. On his way to work, he called in to see what time his first patient was scheduled. Holding his phone to his left ear like always, he realized his hearing was very poor on that side and switched to the right ear. Once he arrived at work, he asked a coworker, an Audiologist, to check his hearing. The doctor tested him and compared the audiogram to one Jon had done a couple months ago. As expected, he showed a sudden hearing loss in his left ear.

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Beethoven’s’ Hearing Loss

February 18, 2020

Modern musicians are not the only ones to suffer from hearing damage. Probably one of the most well-known hard-of-hearing musicians was Ludwig Van Beethoven. While his hearing loss was not due to his music, he still began losing his hearing in his 20s and by the time he directed his Ninth Symphony in 1824, he was entirely deaf.

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So what actually is hearing loss?

January 21, 2020

 

Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition reported by American adults, coming in after arthritis and heart disease. There are roughly 65 million Americans who report some level of hearing loss, about 20% of the population. Of these 65 million, only about 19 million have actually done something about their hearing loss.  In a previous post, we discussed how untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline are linked, so why do so few people with hearing loss not do something about it as soon as it’s diagnosed? Many folks don’t realize what exactly hearing loss entails, so that’s what we’ll be going over in this post. Continue Reading →

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But hearing aids will make me look old…

December 16, 2019

There are myriad reasons why folks with hearing loss do not move forward with hearing aids, or avoid getting a hearing evaluation in the first place.  These reasons are as different and individual as the people who hold them.  Our goal here at Audiology Professionals is to alleviate these concerns in as individualized a way as possible. Continue Reading →

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Noise Pollution

July 18, 2019

Everyone knows about pollution. Whether it is smoke and exhaust in our cities, oil and chemicals in our waterways, or pesticides sprayed in our fields, pollution surrounds us. There are even areas that are well-known for their light pollution – having too many lights lit all hours of the day (think New York or Las Vegas). It’s simply too bright all the time to be good for us. But there is one more type of pollution that many people don’t even realize exists: noise pollution. Continue Reading →

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Untreated Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

June 13, 2019

Over the years, studies have shown that hearing loss is rarely the only chronic disorder an individual deals with. There are several well-documented comorbidities (the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient) that can go along with hearing loss, either as a cause, a result, or simply because they affect the same structures. Continue Reading →

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May is Better Hearing Month!

May 28, 2019

Since 1927, May has been Better Hearing and Speech Month.  All this month, clinics and hearing organizations have been working extra hard to bring hearing healthcare awareness to the public. This includes things like hosting free walk-in screenings, seminars offered to the public, health fairs, volunteer hours, and possibly offering discounted hearing devices. Continue Reading →

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