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What is stress, exactly? Believe it or not, stress has a beneficial place in your life. In fact, you might say the survival of any species depends a great deal on how it responds to environmental stressors. Also known as the “fight or flight” response, stress can tell you when to run from a dangerous situation or
Hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition impacting people in the United States today. One in every three people 65 years of age and one in every two 75 years of age and over has hearing loss. This is important because there are surprising health risks directly connected to hearing loss. Research has shown that walking problems,
Gulabi goat Contrary to popular belief, our ears don’t do the hearing. In fact, our aural canal and ears only direct the sound vibrations to our eardrums, where it is heard and then processed by the brain. The same goes for all animals on Earth, though many species have wildly varying ear sizes and shapes. Here’s a list of
Setting the mood, dispensing pleasant fragrance, even showing the way when the lights go out – lit candles are good for all of these things. What aren’t they good for? Drawing out earwax or treating sinus infections through the popular but very dangerous and ineffective practice of ear candling. Here’s why healthcare professionals caution you against it.
Many people are aware that their hearing has deteriorated but are reluctant to seek help. Perhaps they don't want to acknowledge the problem, are embarrassed by what they see as a weakness, or believe that they can "get by" without using a hearing aid . And, unfortunately, too many wait years, even decades, to address the effects
Diabetes and Hearing Loss We are hearing more and more about diabetes in the news, in TV ads, and flyers in the doctor’s office. In 2012, 9.3% of the population had diabetes, and the numbers increase to 26% for the age group of 65 and over. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. As most
When disaster strikes—whether natural or manmade, or even a medical emergency at your home—it’s important for everyone to be prepared. Being ready in advance for an emergency will help you during and in the immediate aftermath of the event and the days, weeks, or months following. However, if you have hearing loss, you face some additional challenges in
Walk through the headphone aisle of your local Best Buy and the options are seemingly endless, from tiny in-ear buds that can fit in your pocket to over-the-ear models that can make you look like a DJ. Personal preferences and price might drive your choice, but you may also want to consider whether one style or another may be more
It’s that time of the year. The commercials have started, and stores are overflowing with notebooks, crayons, and rulers. Ready or not, the school year will start before you know it and it's time to get ready. But parents of children with hearing loss have to think about more than school supplies; there are a few things to consider to
The Fall semester is almost here, and whether you are a new or returning college student with hearing loss , here are some suggestions to help you navigate through college. 1. Understand How Your Hearing Loss Affects You Discuss the impact of your hearing loss with your audiologist. Different types of hearing loss require different plans of care.