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Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Today’s hearing aids continue to push the limits of what we ever believed possible. With features that can single out desired sounds in a crowded room, Bluetooth technology that interfaces with our phones and even Artificial Intelligence to automatically adjust to our listening environment, hearing aids continue to become easier to use and more effective than ever.  Let’s explore hearing …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Alzheimer’s disease affects not just the individual but family and friends as well. The more you can understand how Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s works and how to best cope with its effects, the less traumatic this disorder can be for everyone.  It’s important to understand that you are not alone in this experience. It is estimated that Alzheimer’s affects 50 …

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Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Hearing loss can be a frustrating condition, making it difficult to hear and respond to your family and friends. If ignored, hearing loss can start to affect every aspect of your life, from your success at work, your physical mobility, health and sense of independence.  The difficult part often is realizing that you have hearing loss at all. The condition …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Ear infections are a fairly common condition, especially for children. However if ear infections are not treated or become chronic they can cause serious problems with your hearing.  Types of ear infections Outer ear infections: If you or your children spend a lot of time in the water then you can be at risk for swimmer’s ear. Swimmer’s ear is …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Have you noticed you have to ask people to repeat themselves more and more often? Have people in your life complained that you listen to the TV too loudly? Do you struggle hearing over the phone?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a good chance that you may be dealing with the onset of hearing …

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Studies on Hearing Loss and Injuries

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Hearing loss is a common health condition that impacts millions of people. Nearly 1 in 8 people have some degree of impaired hearing in one or both ears. Though it is more common than you may think, it is often underdiagnosed. Hearing loss typically occurs gradually so it can be ignored or overlooked for quite some time. People can also …

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All About Hearing Protection

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

We are constantly surrounded by noise: alarm clocks, kitchen appliances, traffic, music, conversations etc. Typically, the kind of noise we experience on a regular basis is not particularly dangerous. However, there are levels of noise that can be harmful to our hearing. Absorbing loud noise can cause hearing loss which nearly 1 in 8 people navigate on a daily basis. …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Though hearing aids are designed to be durable and there are features that provide extra protection, exposure to moisture can be damaging. There are daily activities that you may participate in that can impact your hearing aids: swimming, running, hiking, biking etc. Also, now that it is officially summer, you could find yourself sweating more from the heat. Keeping your …

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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

A common question people have is whether they can use one hearing aid rather than two. People often initially think that they can get by with one hearing aid. This could be to save costs or the perception that their hearing is bad (or worse) in one ear over the other. However, hearing healthcare experts typically recommend using two hearing …

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Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Osteoporosis is a health condition that causes bones to weaken, making them increasingly vulnerable for breakage. Nearly 44 million people have osteoporosis or low bone mass, making this a prevalent disease. Like other medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, and hypertension; osteoporosis has been linked to hearing loss. Research has long shown that osteoporosis can contribute to the development …