What Is Low-Frequency Hearing Loss?

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Reverse-slope or low-frequency hearing loss is one of the rarest forms of hearing loss. People with this type of hearing loss find it hard to hear low-pitched sounds, such as thunder, bass sounds in music and men’s voices. Named for how it appears on an audiogram – the chart used by audiologists to make a
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Left in the Dark? Your Hearing Might Improve!

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People with hearing loss in Salem often turn to alternative treatments in the hope of restoring their hearing. From acupuncture to essential oils, the effectiveness of these remedies is mixed at best. New research shows that simply turning out the light might help more than getting poked by needles. Lack of sight enhances your ability
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Can What You Eat Affect How You Hear?

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They say, “you are what you eat.” A new study from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds evidence that you hear what you eat, as well…that is, the foods you eat may directly impact your hearing. This could have a profound impact on the diets of the hearing impaired in Salem. Benefits of a
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How to Choose a Pair of Hearing Aids

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Once you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss in Salem, your next step is selecting a pair of hearing aids. If you’ve never had to choose these devices before, you’ll probably be in for a surprise. There are so many different styles available, it’s difficult to know where to even start! We can help you narrow
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Diabetes Diagnosis Connected to Hearing

Diabetes and Hearing Loss Diabetes can cause blurry vision, hunger, thirst and fatigue; a lesser-known associated condition is hearing loss. Is diabetes more common in people with hearing loss? In fact, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) found hearing loss to be about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared
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Allergies & The Immune System

All about allergies How common are allergies? Allergies are extremely common, affecting about one out of every five Americans. Understanding what causes them, and what particular allergens are responsible for triggering your symptoms, are the keys to successful treatment. How does the immune system respond to allergens? The immune system functions as the body’s first
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When to Bring Your Child to an ENT

Ear, nose and throat concerns are among the top reasons children are brought to the doctor. This is because children are especially sensitive to issues like ear infections and food allergies, and because certain birth defects such as cleft palates must be treated at a young age to prevent complications later on. Here are some
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What is Rhinoplasty?

If you’re curious what rhinoplasty is and have always thought it was something you might see on Animal Planet or The Discovery Channel, we’re here to help you make “scents” of this popular cosmetic procedure. And no more puns. We promise. What Does Rhinoplasty Fix? Rhinoplasty is the medical term for a nose job. It
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Treating Sinus Infections Without Surgery

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Chronic sinus infections are a widespread problem in Salem and across the country. An estimated 37 million Americans are diagnosed with chronic sinusitis, defined as an infection that persists for longer than eight weeks. Medications are often ineffective, leaving people with few options other than surgery. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati recently completed a
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Six Early Warning Signs of Hearing Loss

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As widespread as hearing loss is in Salem and across Oregon, it can be difficult to recognize the symptoms. Since October is National Audiology Awareness Month, it’s the perfect opportunity to educate people on the early warning signs of hearing loss. Hearing Loss Isn’t Always Obvious How many people have hearing loss in the U.S.?
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