Music Lessons Can Benefit Children Who Are Hard of Hearing

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Music is a powerful and fun tool to help children learn. Children with hearing loss, even profound hearing loss, can use music as a way to improve their speech and language skills. How Hearing Loss Affects Childhood Development Children learn how to talk and understand words largely by hearing others. When a child has hearing
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Can Anxiety Cause Tinnitus?

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The term “comorbidities” describes two or more health conditions that occur together. A common set of comorbidities is anxiety and tinnitus, which together can create a cycle where one exacerbates the other. We review the link between these two conditions below. Anxiety The most common form of anxiety is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which causes
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Can Cold Weather Cause Tinnitus?

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Many factors can cause a spike in tinnitus symptoms, including cold weather. Overview of Tinnitus Sufferers of tinnitus often describe it as a ringing in the ears. However, it’s also been described as hissing, buzzing, roaring, sizzling, clicking or other noise. Some people experience acute tinnitus that comes and goes or only lasts for a
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Learn About Pediatric Hearing Loss for Audiology Awareness Month

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October is Audiology Awareness Month. Audiological care is important for everyone at every age, including children. For children with pediatric hearing loss, awareness and early intervention are essential in supporting them throughout their hearing loss journey. Five Quick Facts About Pediatric Hearing Loss According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
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Loggers Are at a Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

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Certain jobs that expose you to loud noises may damage your hearing. Research has shown that loggers are one occupation at a higher risk for hearing loss. How Loud Noise Can Damage Your Hearing Any repeated exposure to sounds over 85 decibels (dB) can potentially damage your hearing. For reference, that is roughly the sound
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How To Help Your Child Adjust To Wearing Hearing Aids in the Classroom

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Summer is coming to an end, and many children in the Davis School District are preparing to head back to the classroom. If you have a child who wears hearing aids, that preparation may include a few extra steps. Let’s discuss how you can help set your child up for success this school year. Make
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Can Balloons Cause Hearing Loss?

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You probably know that loud noises like rock concerts, fireworks and explosions can damage your ears and cause hearing loss. However, you might be surprised to find out that balloons can pose a threat to your hearing as well. Research Shows Popped Balloons Can Reach Harmful Volumes Researchers at the University of Alberta were curious
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Is There a Link Between Salary & Untreated Hearing Loss?

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Hearing loss is a common condition that affects approximately 48 million Americans. Yet despite how prevalent it is, only 20% of people with treatable hearing loss actually wears hearing aids. This means there are millions of people at risk of emotional, mental, physical and even economic problems related to their hearing loss. In fact, research
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How Can Farmers Protect Their Hearing?

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What professions do you think of when you hear the term “occupational hearing loss”? Many think of construction workers and military personnel. Other professionals at risk of this type of hearing loss are farmers. In fact, according to one study, farmers are frequently exposed to excessive noise, ranking among the top three occupations and industries
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How Allergies May Affect Your Hearing

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When most people think of allergy symptoms, they think of itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and a headache. However, some people also experience hearing loss. We review the connection between allergies and hearing loss below. How Do Allergies Occur Your immune system’s job is to protect your body from diseases, viruses and bacteria. However, sometimes it
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