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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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Search “Top 10 New Year's resolutions” and what are you sure to find? Lists that often start with “fitness” or “exercise.” With benefits from better skin and stronger bones to weight loss, improved mental health, and more, it's no wonder that exercise pops up as a perennial New Year's resolution favorite! But did you know? Exercise can also help prevent

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Give Yourself and Your Health the Best Possible Start in 2018. Know the Signs of Hearing Loss and Get Your Hearing Tested! Hearing Loss Is More Common Than You Think When it comes to communication, hearing is our most critical sense. Even a relatively mild hearing loss can seriously disrupt how we interact and connect with others. Healthy hearing requires

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What does rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have to do with hearing loss? Quite a bit, according to a new study released by the Open Rheumatology Journal . Hearing loss has been linked to a decrease in overall mental and physical health. Research has proven connections with age, smoking, cognitive decline, heart health, and a diminished quality of life — and now

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