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Hearing loss is the third most common chronic illness for older adults. It can impact everyday life and can significantly affect a person's health and safety if gone untreated. Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. However, in 2005 more than 325,000 hearing aids, less than four years old were unused according to a previous study in

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According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million are exposed to chemicals that can damage hearing or balance functions of the ear. An estimated

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A new study published Monday in Pediatrics has found that ear infections aren’t as universal a rite of passage for newborns as they once were, thanks largely to vaccinations and breastfeeding. The researchers, hailing from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, recruited the help of 367 families with newly born infants from October 2008 to March 2014.

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"Open Technology" or open fit hearing aids have changed the hearing aid industry. The word "open" in this context means the hearing aid does not completely close the patient's ear canal. Though a debate about openness among hearing professionals could be made related to the vent size of a custom made hearing aid or ear mold, the hearing aids that

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As people age, it is natural to be more proactive about health. The multitude of recommended screenings and tests that are linked with certain age milestones simplify making healthy aging a priority. However, for the majority of aging individuals, hearing health is too frequently left out of proactive health planning. For the 37.5 million American adults who report some trouble

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