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How Hearing Loss Impacts Quality of Life

Hearing is the most common sensory deficit in the elderly, according to the National Institute of Health. While we may think of hearing loss as just a nuisance, or a fact of aging, hearing loss can affect your life, relationships, and mental state dramatically. Because hearing loss is usually degenerative, any negative effects of hearing loss will only get worse over time. Your quality of life can be profoundly affected by hearing loss, which is why addressing it early and finding solutions is so important. Hearing Loss and Disability How can you measure how the quality of life is impacted by hearing loss? According to the CDC, one way to measure is calculating disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). In the case...

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9 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked

Are you the family member who is always turning up the T.V.? Do you have trouble following conversations in noisy restaurants? Are you exhausted after extended conversation? If any of these apply to you, getting your hearing tested is a good idea. Maybe you haven’t even realized how hearing loss has affected your life. Read on to see the top reasons to get your hearing tested, and if you do have hearing loss, you can begin taking steps towards better hearing today. Factory Direct Hearing sells hearing aids online that can help you improve your hearing, and make everyday activities easy again. Come Again? What? Huh? Come again? Can you repeat that? If you frequently find yourself asking people to...

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Getting Used to Your New Hearing Aids

If you are finally ready to get hearing aids, it is helpful to know that sometimes they require a period of adjustment. Hearing aids can bring you back a better quality of life, being able to participate in conversations again, talk on the phone, and hear the TV. But your ears and brain have gotten used to diminished hearing, and there will be a period of re-learning what good hearing is like! If you are prepared for this learning time, you will be able to more easily acclimate to your new hearing aids, and enjoy the sounds of life again!   Don’t Get Discouraged! Just knowing that there may be an adjustment period can help! If you are prepared for...

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The Different Types of Hearing Loss

There are two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. A combination of both is also seen as a mixed hearing loss. Here is an explanation of each type: Conductive Hearing Loss Conductive hearing loss is caused by any condition or disease that impedes the conveyance of sound in its mechanical form through the middle ear cavity to the inner ear. A conductive hearing loss can be the result of a blockage in the external ear canal or can be caused by any disorder that unfavorably effects the middle ear's ability to transmit the mechanical energy to the stapes footplate. This results in reduction of one of the physical attributes of sound called intensity (loudness), so the energy reaching the inner...

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