Understanding Hyperacusis

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It’s normal to jump or be bothered by a sudden sound like a car door slamming or a dish breaking at Ramblin Roads. However, if sounds like these cause extreme discomfort or pain, you may have a condition known as hyperacusis. Hyperacusis is a condition characterized by abnormal sensitivity to common, everyday sounds. What Are
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COVID-19 Has Been Linked with Hearing Loss and Tinnitus According to New Study

This has been a long, complicated and confusing year. Even though we have learned a lot about this novel virus and the importance of keeping a six-foot distance from others when out at Liberty Park, researchers are just now starting to scratch the surface of the long-term impact COVID-19 will have on patients. A new
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Does Meningitis Lead to Hearing Loss?

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There are a number of causes of hearing loss including aging, noise exposure, genetics and ear trauma. One of the lesser discussed conditions that may be responsible for hearing loss is meningitis. What Is Meningitis? Meningitis is a serious condition that occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. This inflammation
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Do Genetics Play a Role in Hearing Loss?

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There are a number of causes of hearing loss, including exposure to loud noises like when standing too close to the speaker at The State Room or taking an ototoxic medication that damages the hair cells within the inner ear. One cause of hearing loss that is often overlooked is genetics. What Are Genes? Genes
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New Oticon More Hearing Aid Now Available

Bountiful Hearing Center is excited to announce the Oticon More™, a new hearing aid that helps those who experience hearing loss get the most out of their journey toward living their fullest life. The new Oticon More™ takes hearing restoration to a new level. Its revolutionary Deep Neural Network (DNN) helps keep your brain informed and comes
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Can Hearing Loss Make You Tired?

Everyone, whether you have hearing loss or not, has experienced the relief of leaving a meeting, exiting a party or ending a Zoom call. This is because social interactions are taxing – they require attention, focus, memory and utilize a lot of cognitive resources. This is especially true for people with hearing loss. Below we
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Make the Best of Your Holidays This Year!

Samantha Randels, Bountiful Hearing Center I think we can all agree that we need a little extra holiday spirit this year. Needless to say, 2020 did not turn out the way anyone expected it to. The coronavirus pandemic has brought out many emotions in us: fear, anxiety, frustration and most of all loneliness. The holidays
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Can Cardio Help Your Hearing?

As we head into the new year, many people will feel inspired to recommit to resolutions that the pandemic has made difficult to achieve, including exercising more. In addition to improving sleep, mood and cognition, regular cardiovascular exercise has been shown to boost hearing. Below is an overview of the link between cardiovascular strength and
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How Bad Is Delaying Hearing Loss Treatment for Your Brain?

Experts recommend seeking treatment for your hearing loss at the first sign of trouble. In addition to saving you years of frustration asking others to repeat themselves or missing out on important pieces of information, this advice can protect your brain from damage. The simple truth is untreated hearing loss is bad for your brain.
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HEAR for the Holidays!

With the craziness of 2020, many of us are probably looking forward to the holidays to distract us from everything.  And while Covid-19 may still put a damper on our holidays, we can still have small, intimate group settings with our families.  Having your hearing devices performing their best is vital during the holidays!  So
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