Progression of hearing loss and hearing solutions through the years

Image of pocket hearing aidAlthough hearing loss can be experienced at any age, pop culture during your generation can often be a determining factor in the reasons of your auditory issues.

The Greatest Generation

Those born in the first part of the 20th century faced a number of world events that impacted their hearing. Many experienced noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) as a result of serving in World War II or working in loud factories.

Furthermore, recent hearing loss for people in this generation may be attributed to presbycusis, a common type of sensorineural hearing loss due to natural aging.

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Hearing Heart To Heart

grandma and grandaughterThere are many reasons why a person may avoid having their hearing tested:

  • It happened so slowly they don’t even notice the problem
  • It’s a sign of aging
  • It’s a sign of impairment

The family and friends of those experiencing hearing loss will often notice the issue long before the patient is willing to admit it.  For some individuals, they may not respond to being told: “you have a hearing problem.”

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Food and Tinnitus

Healthy Meal Tinnitus is a common occurrence, affecting over 20 million people in the United States.  The symptoms and severity can vary person to person, as well as triggers. 

Your diet can affect your tinnitus symptoms; here are some foods to limit.

 

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Treatment for Hearing Loss

Treating Hearing LossHearing loss is a health condition that affects 36 million people in the U.S., including nearly half of all Americans over the age of 75. 

Despite its commonality, only 20 percent of those with hearing loss address the issue by seeing a hearing specialist.

Summer is the perfect time to schedule an appointment at Audiology Services of Marin if you are one of the many that experience hearing loss and have delayed visiting a hearing specialist.

When you experience hearing loss, you miss out on special moments with your friends and loved ones. This can often lead to feelings of depression, frustration and anxiety because of the constant struggle to hear and enjoy everything that is taking place around you.

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The Surprising Link between Heart and Hearing Health

Hearing and Heart LossCardiovascular disease is an extremely serious health issue in the United States. In fact, it’s the cause of one out of every four deaths among Americans, making it the leading killer of both men and women annually.

Heart disease is also linked to other health issues that affect quality of life – even hearing loss.

The connection between your heart and hearing health
Though researchers aren’t exactly sure why, countless evidence links hearing and heart health. Experts are beginning to believe that damaged blood vessels from heart disease actually decrease blood flow to the ears, which is a vital part of hearing.

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