Hearing loss and exercise

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Hearing loss and exercise We all know that exercise can prevent many age-related problems and diseases. Did you know that it can also be a protective measure for hearing loss? Improving your cardiovascular system, reducing inflammation, and your Body Mass Index can all have a major impact on your hearing. Exercise improves cardiovascular health Exercise… Continue reading Hearing loss and exercise

Tinnitus symptoms

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Tinnitus Symptoms Tinnitus symptoms can be overwhelming and are all-consuming for some sufferers. Tinnitus is a very serious condition that can create feelings of hopelessness in patients. Tinnitus consists of ongoing phantom auditory noises that are not dependant on the surrounding environment. These background sounds can include buzzing, chirping, whistling, ringing, grinding, clicking, humming, hissing, and… Continue reading Tinnitus symptoms

Coronavirus and hearing loss

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Coronavirus and hearing loss Recent research has found that people who have battled coronavirus may be left with a hearing loss. In fact, an analysis has found that in some cases, hearing loss could be one of the only symptoms of the virus. A study looked at COVID-19 patients from 20-50 years of age. None… Continue reading Coronavirus and hearing loss

Hearing loss and mental health

Hearing Loss and Mental Health Hearing loss can create a number of challenges in our lives, with mental health being one of the most significant. Most people do not make the connection between loss of hearing and the onset of anxiety and depression. However, research suggests that the connection is not only there, it’s strong.… Continue reading Hearing loss and mental health

Radiation effects on hearing and balance

Radiation effects on hearing and balance There are many medical treatments that can cause problems with hearing and balance. Those treatments include ototoxic medications for the treatment of bacterial infections (including many of the aminoglycosides) and cancer (cisplatin), and radiation used to treat patients with brain tumors and head and neck cancers. Radiation to the… Continue reading Radiation effects on hearing and balance

Hearing loss and dementia

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Hearing loss and dementia Research shows a connection between hearing loss and dementia. A study of more than 2000 older adults also found that cognitive decline was significantly reduced in subjects who used hearing aids. The 18-year long study included 2,040 adults. Those included in the study were 50 years of age and older, had… Continue reading Hearing loss and dementia

Playing music could be good for your hearing

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Playing music could be good for your hearing Research suggests that playing music, within a reasonable range could be good for your hearing. The key is that the music is playing at reasonable levels. This could help your brain in the long run. The more you practice distinguishing between competing noises the easier it is… Continue reading Playing music could be good for your hearing

Celebrity Hearing Challenges

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Celebrity Hearing Challenges Celebrity hearing challenges are more common than you think. Those with hearing loss often feel socially isolated and alone. It is difficult to imagine anyone else going through the daily challenges that hearing loss can present. However, it is important for people to understand that hearing loss affects everyone, celebrities included. Many… Continue reading Celebrity Hearing Challenges

Challenging places to hear

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Challenging Places to hear Here are the top 3 challenging places to hear… We often take for granted the ability to feel comfortable and to understand others in any environment. However, this ability does not come easily for those who are dealing with the challenges of hearing loss. Even a slight hearing loss can erode… Continue reading Challenging places to hear

Diabetes and hearing loss

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss Research has found a connection between hearing loss and diabetes. This is an important connection to make with diabetes on the rise in Canada. Diabetes has grown in the last few years and today it affects just over 9% of Canadians. This is estimated to grow in Canada to 44% by… Continue reading Diabetes and hearing loss