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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Sad Statistics Numbers of course fail to capture the emotional impact that specifics do. It is a common truism that history’s greatest tragedies happen on scales beyond our comprehension, but we might be more moved to take whatever preventative actions we could if we could humanize these tragedies to a more personal scale.  But consider these tragic statistics. Less than …

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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Hearing Loss May be Common But It Is Not Harmless Hearing loss is so much more common than many people know. Almost 14% of the U.S. population over the age of 18 lives with it to some degree. And the likelihood that someone will be affected by it increases steadily with age. Over a quarter of everyone aged 50 and …

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Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, it’s important to understand what this condition is and how it can be treated. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the minute hair cells in your inner ear or auditory nerve. It can lead to difficulty hearing soft sounds, understanding speech, and feeling like …

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Facts and Fictions about Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

There are a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss ranging from old-fashioned stereotypes to just uninformed assumptions. Hearing loss is in fact an invisible disability, meaning that you cannot tell from looking at someone from afar that they live with hearing loss. Furthermore, hearing loss is not commonly represented accurately in popular culture. If a character in a television show …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

For as common as it is, hearing loss remains a mystery to the many people that do not have direct experience with it. it is in everyone’s shared best interests to demystify hearing loss. Consider these basic facts that people with hearing loss wish you knew.  1—Exactly How Common Hearing Loss Really Is There are all kinds of everyday factors …

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Working with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from hearing loss, you may find it difficult to manage your condition in the workplace. There are a few steps you can take, however, to make sure that your hearing loss does not interfere with your ability to do your job. With a little planning and effort, you can …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

The Surprising Emotional Cost  Many people feel an intense mixture of emotions when they first get their hearing aids. On the one hand, they feel a thrill at the return of their sense of hearing, which they had once taken for granted to such a degree that they hardly noticed its diminishing acuity. But on the other hand it is …

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This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Diabetes Awareness Each November The American Diabetes Association observes American Diabetes Month to demonstrate for the world what living with diabetes really means. There is no cure for diabetes, which heightens the urgency for the community to share education about the necessary resources and management.  Over 37 million people in The United States live with diabetes and an estimated 88 …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss Information

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

The Statistics  According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), tinnitus and hearing loss disproportionately impact military veterans. Annually, 1.8 million veterans get disability compensation due to tinnitus and 1.16 million because of hearing loss, making them the two most common afflictions for which people visit VA centers. Furthermore, many veterans seek treatment for central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). …

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All About Tinnitus Management

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

What is Tinnitus Tinnitus often wreaks havoc on the lives of those unfortunate to suffer from it and does so with an intensity that others may find difficult to comprehend. But when we really grasp what exactly tinnitus is, its severity is simple to understand.  Tinnitus is the continual impression of a sound that is not really there. There is …