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Sensitivity to Noise as We Age

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, News, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Complete peace and quiet is almost an impossibility in our modern age. Hyper connected, we live surrounded by buzzing notifications, traffic noise, and the sounds of city life. Even those living in rural areas might have to contend with airplane noise, farm machinery, or the din of natural resource extraction. These sounds go past the point of annoyance. More studies …

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4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Of all the forms of hearing loss, only one is 100% preventable. It also happens to be one of the most common. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a type of sensorineural hearing loss. This means it affects the hearing nerves which receive the sound which is carried to the brain. It is caused by either persistent exposure to loud noise …

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One Musician’s Journey with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Protection, Music, News by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

The problems musicians face with losing their hearing are all too familiar. It comes as no surprise that those who play loud rock music through punishing amplification would suffer damage over the years. The list of rock musicians who lose their hearing grows every day, and the cases of famous musicians can be devastating to their fans. Lesser-known rock musicians …

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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Most of us think about protecting our skin from the sun with sunscreen, and our feet from the gravel with shoes, however, how often do we consider the importance of protecting our hearing from noise with hearing protection? Hearing loss that is caused by excess exposure to noise – termed Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a medical concern that …