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Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

In Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Have you been living with diabetes or have recently been diagnosed? Diabetes is a potentially dangerous condition, affecting approximately 32.4 million people in the US. This number is expected to rise to one in three people by 2050 if current trends continue. It is important to pay attention to diabetes, to avoid potential threats to your quality of life and …

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What is the Loudest Sound in the World?

In Hearing Loss Causes by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

You might not realize it, but the sounds you hear day in and day out could be affecting your hearing health far more than you think. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) affects millions of Americans, but many don’t recognize the danger until their hearing has been damaged. Noise Induced Hearing Loss For anyone living in a big city, noise induced …

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A Relationship between Hearing Loss & Substance Abuse Disorders

In Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes, News, Research, Substance Abuse by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Most of us know that hearing loss can lead to poorer overall health and reduced communication. But did you know of the link between hearing loss and substance abuse? Individuals under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids twice as much as those without hearing loss, and are also more likely to turn to alcohol and other drugs, according …

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Common Questions about Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes, Hearing Loss Prevention, Resource by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Whether you have healthy hearing or have specific hearing needs, you can face a myriad of questions that concern hearing health. There is in fact a lot to know and think about when it comes to the issue of hearing loss, which faces millions of people in the United States—including a growing number of Millenials and teenagers. Hearing loss cannot …