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 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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Stress Linked to Hearing Loss

By ccadmin | Apr 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stress is everywhere around us.  Each day it starts with getting up on time, getting out the door, traffic, meetings, deadlines, interruptions, etc.   The list of stressors goes on and on.   These things can take their toll mentally and physically.  Did you know that chronic stress may actually be linked to hearing loss?  An article…

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Welcome to Scott Sorenson

By CaptionCall | Apr 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

  We typically blog about a variety of helpful tips and recommendations for hearing health.  However, when it comes to hearing health and staying socially connected, we would be remiss not to talk about us – CaptionCall – at least for a moment. Staying socially connected is critical for our overall health and wellness.  Hearing…

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5 Myths About Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | Apr 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Have you heard some of the myths about hearing loss?  Maybe you’ve even bought into them.  Our friends over at Healthy Hearing have just put together an excellent list of 5 common hearing loss myths you should be aware of.  We emphasize a couple of them here, as these myths often prevent people from…

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