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Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

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

By far the most common cause of permanent hearing loss is based on our exposure to dangerously loud noise. Noise-related hearing loss can occur at any time in our life and its effects compound as we age. When we protect our hearing from very loud noises, we are also preventing hearing loss.  How Does Loud Noise Damage Hearing? Your hearing …

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A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

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

Nobody goes to the gym to tone their ears, but new research is showing that regular exercise can, in fact, strengthen our defenses against hearing loss! Physical exercise has numerous, well-documented benefits for overall health including reducing cardiovascular disease risk and better balance and coordination, as well as better endurance, and improving sleep and mood. Your ears may seem distant …

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Myths about Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss is incredibly common, and yet, misinformation about the condition abounds. From recognizing when hearing loss is occurring to understanding how hearing aids work, it pays to know the facts about hearing loss. Myth #1: Hearing loss is silent Truth: Many people are startled to learn that significant hearing loss isn’t silent. Instead, most people with hearing loss can …

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New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

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

If you have tinnitus, you are well aware of how painful it can be. The annoying ringing, humming, or whistling sound won’t go away, and it’s challenging to deal with these noises. You’re not alone in your search for silence. According to a new survey, tinnitus is becoming more popular, with one in ten Americans suffering from it. What is …

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Spring 2021 Newsletter

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

Hear from the experts! One of Whisper Hearing Centers main goals is to raise awareness about hearing issues within the local community. As part of this, WHC is excited to share some news about the Hear the World Foundation, which raises international public awareness about the importance of hearing and the consequences of hearing loss, as well as providing support …

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Reduce the Risk of Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

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

Every 11 seconds, an adult in the United States visits the emergency room due to a fall injury, making accidental falls one of the most common causes of bodily injury. Our bodies become more vulnerable to falls as we age, and an unintentional fall can result in permanent injuries and lengthy recovery times. Understanding what factors contribute to falls is …

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March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

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

Each year, the World Health Organization puts together a worldwide campaign for hearing health to celebrate World Hearing Day. 2021 is no exception, and the annual theme for this year will be “Hearing Care for ALL!” With this emphatic call to action, the World Health Organization is rallying policymakers and the general public to advocate for widespread adoption of hearing …

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Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

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

Emergency sirens and loud fireworks aren’t the only sounds that can harm your hearing. There are a number of everyday noises that could cause hearing loss! Here are some of the everyday noises that are dangerously loud. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss  Ordinary sounds do a lot more damage than you might think. You’re used to your noisy lawnmower or leaf blower, …

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Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

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

It’s always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected. Emergencies can happen when we least expect them, so we recommend planning ahead. Whether there’s a state-wide emergency like a blizzard, a tornado, a flood or a fire, or a local emergency in your neighborhood, here’s everything you need to know about preparing for emergencies with hearing aids. Why …

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Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss

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

Have you ever felt like your hearing loss is affecting your mood? You’re certainly not alone. In fact, older Americans with hearing loss can often have symptoms of depression. Do you spend your whole day struggling to hear, and notice that you’re having a harder time connecting with loved ones? These communication challenges can easily lead to feelings of isolation, …