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Noise is just noise, right? You learn to tune it out and, unless it’s really loud, you don’t worry about it. You definitely wouldn’t worry about its effects on your heart — would you? As far back as 1972, awareness of the adverse health effects of noise pollution was so strong that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency passed the Noise

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Have you heard? We're celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month in May! In honor of the theme, “Communication for All,” here are seven hearing aid accessories to make sure you're communicating and connecting your best with the people, places, and moments that matter in your life. Wireless Mic Conversations rock when everybody around the table can join in, but background

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The whir of a hummingbird. The warning of an approaching ambulance. The round of laughter after your deviously funny — and deftly delivered — wedding toast. That sublime guitar riff or soulful crescendo in your favorite song. As we celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month in May — and the theme, “Communication for All” — it's a great time to

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Celebrate by Protecting Your Hearing Spring has sprung, and so has the annual spring cornucopia of sounds: birds singing, children laughing, neighbors chatting — and lawn equipment. Maintaining your burgeoning plant life is a noisy affair. Once you’ve used the mower, leaf blower, chain saw, and string trimmer, your ears have put up with quite a racket. With noise-induced hearing

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Are hearing impairment and diabetes connected? More than you might think. Hearing loss — which affects an estimated one of every five Americans — is twice as common among people living with diabetes, making healthy habits and regular hearing checkups all the more important for overall wellness. Some 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes , a chronic metabolic

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If you think of hearing loss as just an inconsequential part of getting older, you're not alone. The truth is, however, that the condition can strike even the youngest among us — more than one in 1,000 babies screened has some form of hearing impairment, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data — and it can trigger other health

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Your Refrigerator Is Running — Can You Hear It? You're probably familiar with the many telltale, well-known signs of hearing loss — asking people to repeat themselves frequently, turning up the TV to uncomfortable levels for others in the room, or leaning into a conversation on one side to use your “good ear.” But what if speech is clear to

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Earwax, that yellowish-brown goo, might inspire an "“Ick!"” or two, but managing it the right way can make a difference in your hearing health. Here’s a primer on why you have earwax and what to do about it. Why is earwax in your ear? Earwax, or “cerumen, results from secretions by the ceruminous glands in the outer ear canal. The

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With an estimated one in five Americans directly touched by hearing loss — a common chronic condition that spans race, gender, age, and socioeconomic status — some icons in pop culture and beyond have experienced this challenge in their own lives. As the nation celebrates Black History Month this February, take a look at these eight African-American notables who triumphed

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Nutrition is a great way to prevent hearing loss. Read on for great soup recipes that will get your hearing health on sure footing for the coming year. It's National Soup Month! What better way to kick it off than with an old Italian proverb? “Soup does seven things: It takes away hunger, takes away thirst, fills the stomach, cleans

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