Are Musicians at Risk of Hearing Loss?

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When you think of hobbies or extracurricular activities that put your hearing at risk, you envision hunting, working with power tools and attending rock concerns. But it turns out playing in an orchestra can damage your hearing. The loudest instrument of them all? The French horn. Noise Induced Hearing Loss Soundwaves enter your ear and
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Can Stress Lead to Hearing Loss?

Stress is linked to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, obesity and headaches. A lesser known symptom of stress is hearing loss. What Is Stress? Stress is your body’s response to environmental stressors. Known as the “fight or flight” response, stress tells you how to react in a dangerous situation. You will feel
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Understanding Meniere’s Disease

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A disorder of the inner ear, Meniere’s disease can lead to dizzy spells (known as vertigo), ringing in the ears (called tinnitus) and hearing loss. While the disorder can occur at any age, it typically presents in young to middle-aged adults. Causes of Meniere’s Disease Experts are still unsure of the exact cause of this
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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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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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How Technology is Improving Hearing Aids

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Hearing loss in Salem is common, especially in older adults. About one in five Oregonians experiences impaired hearing to some degree. 90 percent of those individuals can benefit from hearing aids, yet many are reluctant to take the plunge. If you haven’t committed to using them yet, it’s important to understand that technology has enabled these
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