Workplace Related Hearing Loss

Workplace Related Hearing Loss

We can take all sorts of preventative measures to protect our hearing in our own lives, but we often have little control over the noise levels we’re exposed to in the workplace. Just like that pesky coworker who always manages to distract you with inane conversation when you’re in the middle of a focused task, some aspects of the workplace …

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Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss

Many people think about the risks of noise-induced hearing loss, and wear earplugs when going to a loud event, such as a fireworks show or concert. Occupational hearing loss is an ongoing issue, but most employees in noisy professions are required to wear hearing protection at work. But there are other, less obvious sources of noise than can do permanent …

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Can Vaping Cause Hearing Loss?

Remember the old days with books, vinyl records, and payphones? These days, it seems like you can get an electronic version of everything. E-books on e-readers. Albums on Spotify. Smartphones and video calls. And now, even cigarettes! While e-cigarettes have been touted as a “healthy” alternative to cigarettes, vaping may in fact still be harmful to your health – as …

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Hearing Loss & Workplace Compensation

Many stories about hearing loss are centered on the older generation, as this is traditionally the group who are most affected. However, a little-known fact is that among the 31 million Americans today who suffer from some kind of hearing loss, only 37% of them are retired. The rest are in education and, crucially, the workplace. Most jobs depend on …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss

Summer holidays means vacationing with the family. Whether taking a road trip with your grandkids or flying across the country to catch up with some old friends, you have a great summer planned. Have you stopped to think about your hearing? You wear hearing aids, but managing your hearing loss might pose a few more challenges on holiday than at …

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All About Tinnitus: Part 2 – Consequences and Treatment

Previously, we discussed the prevalence of tinnitus, the different types, and possible causes. In this second part in our series on tinnitus, we explore the relationship it has to hearing loss, the consequences of untreated tinnitus, and the various treatments available. Tinnitus is commonly linked to hearing loss – in fact, it appears in 80% to 90% of hearing loss …

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All About Tinnitus, Part 1: Types & Causes

Tinnitus is known commonly as a ringing of the ears – though the sound may appear as a buzz, whistle, roar, crackling, whoosh of air, or in rare cases, music. Tinnitus is a condition in which a person hears a sound that is not caused by an external stimulus. Rather, it is a sound that comes from within. Tinnitus may …

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3 Things to Consider When Selecting Hearing Aids

As you begin your journey to better hearing health, you may feel overwhelmed with the number of options available on the market. Given the advancements in hearing aid technology, there is a lot of information to sort through and features to consider. Here at Comprehensive Ear and Hearing, our specialists work with you to find the best options to meet …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

First things first: congratulations! A hearing test is the first step to better hearing health. In the US, people wait an average of seven years from the time they first notice changes in their hearing to the time they decide to take a hearing test. Hearing specialists recommend that people over the age of 50 take an annual hearing test, …

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Talking to a Loved One About Hearing Loss

As the third most common medical condition in the United States, hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans. Though hearing loss may occur to anyone at any age, it is commonly found among people age 65 and older. One third of people between age 65 and 74 experience hearing loss, while that number rises to 50% of people age 75 …