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Studies on Hearing Loss and Injuries

In Hearing Loss by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

No one wants to fall, but it does happen. When we are young, we can often brush ourselves off, however, for older adults, falls have an increased risk. Weakened bones due to osteoporosis and the likeliness of more comorbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension mean more risk of serious injury. When surgery is required, in senior patients, it …

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Hearing Loss May Cause Reading Problems in Children

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

As parents we are always on the outlook for potential dangers to our children’s health and enrichment. It’s a difficult balance between harm reduction and trying to encourage your child to learn by taking small risks. One aspect that should not be risked is hearing health. It’s important to monitor for exposure to harmful levels of sounds, protecting against ear …

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Tinnitus Affects 1 in 10 Adults in the US

In Hearing Health, Tinnitus by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Do you ever experience a ringing in your ears that your just can’t seem to shake? It may seem as if it is coming from nowhere, giving you the feeling like you can’t escape it. This is the symptom of tinnitus, a phantom ringing of the ears which has no external source. While benign for many arriving and leaving quickly, …

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How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is most considered a condition which effects older adults; however, it effects one in eight people of all ages in the US. While age related hearing loss often feels inevitable, effecting one in three people over 65 and half of all those 75 and older, there are some lifestyle choices which can lower your risk throughout your life. …

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Treating Hearing Loss May Help Prevent Falls & Accidents

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Informative by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

As we age, it seems we are presented with increasing health concerns. For instance, a simple trip could happen to anyone, but as our bones become more fragile a fall could be the start of major health complications. It’s estimated that every 11 seconds, a older adult will visit an emergency room seeking treatment for a fall in the US.  …

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Hearing Loss May Cause Reading Problems in Children

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Does your child have hearing loss? It’s more common than you may first suspect.  While hearing loss is often associated with older adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around 15% of school-age children and teens (ages 6-19) have some degree of hearing loss.  Educational challenges of hearing loss Hearing loss in an educational setting can have …

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How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

One and three people over the age of 65 will struggle with hearing loss, while this number jumps to one in two, 75 years and older. Even so, hearing loss affects people of all ages for various reasons. Because of the common nature of hearing loss, it’s important to stay on top of your hearing health. This means monitoring it …

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Hearing Loss Explained By Those Who Experience It

In Hearing Health by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is a complex and diverse condition that affects everyone differently. Everything from when or how someone develops hearing loss to how they treat it and how it impacts their everyday lives changes based on who you ask. With this in mind, there are a number of things people with hearing loss wish they knew to better understand the …