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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

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

Whether it’s a lifestyle change or simply a commitment to keep in touch with loved ones better, New Year’s Resolutions can be a great way to motivate you to make a fresh start.  The resolutions that are generally most successful are those that are easiest to keep. If you’re looking for a straightforward resolution that you can repeat year after …

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Communication Disorders are More Common in Kids than You Think

In Communication, Family & Friendships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

All learning is built on the foundation of language. Eye contact, crying, vocalizing, and gesturing are the initial ways children learn to communicate. They pick up on the language of the people around them as they get older. Children then learn about their world through language, which they acquire by talking, playing, and reading; parents and teachers utilize a variety …

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A Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss

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

Hearing loss affects many people in the United States. It is clearly one of the country’s invisible public health concerns. The majority of hearing loss is irreversible. However, some can be avoided. Noise-induced hearing loss, for example, can be reduced by employing healthy hearing strategies such as avoiding dangerously loud places, being aware of excessively loud listening conditions, and wearing …

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Tips for Better Hearing in Noise

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

Hearing loss comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people find that they can’t hear things in the very high-frequency range, while others have trouble with very quiet sounds of all kinds. Many people describe hearing loss in terms of limited communication ability, and one of the most common complaints is the inability to hear when there is background noise. …

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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

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

Many people experience age-related hearing loss after they have retired. In this stage of life, hearing loss can have a profound effect on your relationships and social connections with others. Beyond these direct effects, hearing loss can also harm your health in a number of other ways ranging from physical to mental and cognitive. What about those who are not …

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

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

How much do you know about your hearing health? Many Americans don’t think about their hearing until something goes wrong. That’s why we’re joining the national awareness campaign: Protect Your Hearing Month. Every October we raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss, and how protecting your hearing can make all the difference in maintaining your hearing health. How Do We Hear? …

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Ways to Ease Tinnitus with Meditation

In tinnitus by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Tinnitus is a condition where you experience persistent ringing in your ears and that only you can hear. Tinnitus can produce various sounds, however, including the sounds of buzzing, clicking, hissing, and whistling. These sounds are sometimes called “phantom sounds”; they can have a range of pitches (from low to high), and they can occur in one or both of …

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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

In tinnitus by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Tinnitus is a condition where you experience persistent ringing in your ears and that only you can hear. Tinnitus can produce various sounds, however, including the sounds of buzzing, clicking, hissing, and whistling. These sounds are sometimes called “phantom sounds”; they can have a range of pitches (from low to high), and they can occur in one or both of …

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Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

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

Medical practitioners have been increasingly aware of the invisible impacts of stress in recent years. Although we don’t know what causes an individual to feel more or less stressed in a given scenario, stress has a wide range of impacts, ranging from mental health and mood control to heart disease and various cancers. You could be inclined to believe that …