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A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

In Diet, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans. People are discovering more everyday how hearing loss is not just an ear issue but can affect every aspect of your life. Hearing plays a major role in our quality of life, from our emotional well-being and physical health to our careers and leisure activities. Yet millions of people who have hearing loss …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

In Hearing Health, Hearing Testing by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

A New Year signals a new beginning and always inspires us to reassess and focus on bettering ourselves. What is important to the quality of your life? For some it is friendships, family, work-life balance, spiritual and physical needs for others it can be as simple as a 5-minute practice of deep breathing. Whatever you have established as your goals …

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Hand Dryers: How Loud is Too Loud for Kids’ Ears?

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Noise, Pediatric Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Hand dryers are becoming more commonplace in public bathrooms in an effort to reduce paper waste. A study published in the Canadian journal, Paediatrics & Child Health, however, states that the volume of noise that some brands produce may be dangerous to children’s hearing. Nora Keegan from Calgary, Canada, is the study’s 13-year-old author who writes from personal experience, which …

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Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Having your hearing tested later in life is an important part of maintaining your overall health. It has been found that people lead happier, healthier, and wealthier lives with a better quality of life when disabling hearing loss is treated with hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other hearing-assistive devices by a hearing health care professional. People who wear hearing aids …

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Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

In the United States, about 48 million people suffer from hearing loss (about 20% of the population) and about 40 percent of them are younger than 60. Globally, it is estimated that 466 million people have disabling hearing loss. It is often normal to experience various levels of hearing loss as we age and our brains become more sensitive to …

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When to Get New Hearing Aids

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

Hearing aids will typically last around five to seven years before needing replacement. However, it’s not always quite as simple as that. Depending on your individual circumstances, your hearing aids may last longer or may require replacement sooner. It’s not possible to provide a blanket answer that applies to everyone. Instead, you’ll need to assess your personal situation and determine …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

In Communication by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Difficulties with communication could signify that you have hearing loss. If this hearing loss is left untreated, a series of health complications may occur. At the same time, hearing loss can be frustrating to those who are close to you. Not learning how to communicate more efficiently can lead to difficulty in maintaining these relationships as well as forming new …

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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

In Noise by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

In our day to day lives, we all encounter noise. Whether we live in a high-traffic area or a small town, there is absolutely no way around it. The buzzing of cars, jets, other people, barking dogs is all around us. Even if you live in a fairly quiet, rural area you will still eventually hear some form of noise …

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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

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

The idea of inserting an electronic into your ear to hear the birds chirp or to drive accurately is a scary thought for many people, despite their age bracket. In fact, because of this reason, thousands of people dismiss warning signs and potential earshot hazards because of the mechanisms that are used to help someone hear. Losing one’s hearing is …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

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

Hearing loss has become increasingly more prevalent over the past few years, although the number of people getting it treated hasn’t gone up as much as may have been believed. This is primarily because many people may delay treatment until it becomes quite a serious issue. As a result, more and more people are developing complex issues from their untreated …