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Five Jobs That Cause Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

  According to american-hearing.org, excessive noise exposure is the most common cause of hearing loss.  Healthyhearing.com recently released an article discussing the top five occupations that can be harmful to your hearing. The occupations they mention are: 1.       Manufacturing 2.       Construction/Carpentry/Mining 3.       Entertainment/Nightlife 4.       Military 5.       Agriculture/Farming Interestingly, not all of these professions involve long-term…

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Positive Thinking and Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | May 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

What if positive thinking could help you age slower and live longer?  Maybe it could boost your immune system or lower cholesterol?   We found a great article on the Health Page at Cheatsheet.com that presents a strong case for the benefits of positive thinking and optimism.  To read the article, visit https://www.cheatsheet.com/life/6-health-benefits-of-positive-thinking.html/?a=viewall. What about positive…

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Improve Your Hearing

By CaptionCall | Apr 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Even with all the modern advancements in health science, hearing loss continues to be a challenge for a majority of aging adults. It is understood that once the tiny ‘hair-like’ fibers in the inner ear, called Cilia, are damaged they cannot be restored. There are, however, some forms of hearing loss that, with proper…

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Arthritis and Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | Apr 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Did you know that Rheumatoid arthritis can affect your hearing health?   According to a recent study released by The Open Rheumatology Journal, “Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of related health issue in rheumatoid arthritis patients.”  Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways…

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Hearing Aids Over the Years

By CaptionCall | Apr 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Technology moves so quickly, it can be easy to forget where certain technologies began.  Hearing aids have become so technologically advanced in recent years and they continue to improve as time goes on.  Healthy hearing.com recently posted an article on the history of hearing aids going back hundreds of years “Attempts to correct hearing loss…

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Games To Help Your Hearing

By CaptionCall | Apr 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  While hearing loss is a serious matter, not everything we do to benefit and support our hearing needs to be so serious.  Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard University showed that, by using a game, scientists could help enhance a person’s ability to hear soft sounds in noisy…

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Understanding the Challenges Associated with Hearing Loss

By ccadmin | Apr 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

With approximately 48 million Americans dealing with hearing loss, chances are we all know someone impacted by hearing loss.  But for those who have normal hearing, it can be difficult to understand what they’re going through.   The Hearing Review recently published results from an independent poll conducted by Oticon Inc. providing a snapshot of…

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Rocker Takes Hearing Loss Seriously!

By CaptionCall | Apr 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are all at risk for noise induced hearing loss.  The tiny hairs inside our ears that help us hear are very sensitive to noise, and once they are damaged they cannot be repaired.  This is something that Rock and Roll legend Brian Johnson has taken to heart.  According to a CNN article, the AC/DC…

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Self-Diagnosis and the Internet

By CaptionCall | Apr 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Have you ever wondered how many stars can be seen with the naked eye? Or have you ever come across the word “Misodoctakleidist” and wondered what that means? These days it doesn’t seem to matter what kind of question you have, answers can be found all over the internet.  However, with all of this…

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The Importance of Using Earplugs

By CaptionCall | Apr 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Hearing loss can sneak up on us in many forms.  With the summer months upon us, we may have concerts, air shows, or other potentially fun yet loud events in our future.   When it comes to these and other loud outdoor activities we shouldn’t let the fear of hearing loss prevent us from having…

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