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Breast cancer treatments and hearing loss

October 26, 2021

October brings Breast Cancer to the forefront of medical care this month. I think we all know someone who has battled cancer. Some people will win the fight, some will lose the fight, and others will continuously battle. Different chemotherapy drugs produce different side effects. There is weight loss, hair loss, and nausea, pain, headaches, just a multitude of events that the patient must endure. Cancer treatments have improved over the years thus improving patient ...

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A few things to think about

October 18, 2021

Beautiful Sounds, Beautiful that you can hear them! Hearing, do you take it for granted? Probably. I think most people do. Look around, right now. What do you notice, what do you hear? Listen REALLY listen. Sound is pressure. Even when you are not actively aware your brain is "getting the picture". Can you hear cars going by or perhaps birds in the background? How about the wind? Maybe leaves blowing down the street? Any ...

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How to encourage a loved one with hearing loss to seek help

October 14, 2021

It’s been proven that — left untreated — hearing loss can have a negative effect on our quality of life. Studies have linked untreated hearing loss to decreased cognitive function, higher incidences of hospitalizations, falls and depression, and increased risk of social isolation and dementia. Those studies don’t take into account how ignoring hearing loss can diminish social interactions, television and movie watching, enjoyment of music and nature, and increase our feelings of missing out ...

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Getting a handle on your head noises

October 12, 2021

Tinnitus, ringing, or clicking in your ears can be brought on by different reasons. While it may just be a nuisance for some people it can be quite bothersome for others. Tinnitus can cause anxiety, sleeplessness, and an inability to concentrate. People just wish for “a break”. Many people have some type of tinnitus. It is estimated that over 50 million people experience some type of tinnitus. Out of that number, 42 million people state ...

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Hearing and memory

October 4, 2021

Aging... It's one of those things that we all must deal with in life; like it or not. Lots of things happened to us as we age. We gain weight! UGH! We slow down, even when we don't think we are moving slower... You KNOW that you are! Our touch gets a little less sensitive. Maybe our vision causes us problems, and yes, our memory and our hearing get worse. Why? Well, there ...

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How to know if you have hearing loss

October 1, 2021

Not sure if you have hearing loss? That’s not uncommon. Hearing loss symptoms are subtle and typically emerge slowly. It frequently takes years for people to realize they have hearing loss. Also, we simply don’t test our hearing enough. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that “less than half of adults who reported trouble hearing had seen a healthcare provider for their hearing in the past five years.” There’s ...

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