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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AI, New Technology Leading to Smart Hearing Aids

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Technology continues to advance in leaps and bounds, paving the way for an increasing number of smart devices that make life easier and more convenient. Salem consumers can purchase smart thermostats, lightbulbs and security cameras, to name a few. Those with hearing loss in Oregon even have options for smart hearing aids! Technological Advances in
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New Goggles Could Help Diagnose Vertigo

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If you have ever experienced a sensation of dizziness or imbalance, you are hardly alone. Approximately 4 out of 10 people in Salem have had at least one dizzy episode at some point in their lives, and vertigo is especially common. It can be tricky to diagnose, but a new type of goggles could help
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How to Be a Better Colleague to Coworkers with Hearing Loss

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People with hearing loss in Salem who must punch the timeclock face difficulties that can hamper their productivity and make the 9-to-5 grind even more demanding than it is for those of us whose biggest concern is whether heating up last night’s leftovers in the break room microwave might make the office smell like fish.
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