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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.
A Missed Opportunity Every year at my annual medical check-up, the doctor checks my height and weight, listens to my heart and takes my blood pressure. She scans my skin for any moles that might have changed, looks at my eyes, my ears and down my throat. She orders blood work, and sometimes even other tests, but
If you enjoy water sports, boating or you just forget to take your hearing aids out before showering, you might wonder if you need waterproof hearing aids. Actually, that’s a trick question. Currently, there aren’t any hearing aids on the market which are completely waterproof. Most of them, however, are definitely water resistant, and for most hearing aid wearers, that’s probably good
As people grow older, their ability to hear gradually decreases. This biological process leads to a sensorineural hearing disorder known as Age-Related Hearing Loss (ARHL) or Presbycusis. Presbycusis is the third most common chronic health condition among the elderly and it usually affects both ears equally. While men develop a high-frequency hearing loss, women mostly show a low-frequency hearing