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Hearing Health Blog

For most people listening is effortless, but for people with a hearing loss making sense of the sounds around us requires extra mental effort. This additional effort devoted to listening can cause brain fatigue. If you are dealing with an untreated hearing loss, you may find yourself surprisingly low on energy. No matter how much sleep you get or how

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Iconic Rock Band cancels tour due to hearing loss.To paraphrase a signature song lyric, “for those about to rock, we cancelled our tour.” AC/DC, iconic Australian rock band cancels tour due to hearing loss. Lead singer Brian Johnson was advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total, permanent hearing loss according to a press release from the band.

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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. World Mental Health Day just passed too. It’s no coincidence that we mention mental health and hearing together. Research in the past few years shows a grave connection between hearing health and mental health. To what degree they’re connected and which one develops first is still under investigation but one thing is clear:

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We hear with our brain, not our ears. If you’re like most people, you’re used to thinking of hearing as something that happens in your ears. What people often don’t think about is what happens between their ears, in the hearing part of their brain. That’s where sound becomes information that has meaning and your brain has to work hard

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Who doesn’t enjoy a little peace and quiet every now and then? For people with a condition known as tinnitus that peace can be elusive. Tinnitus is a perceived ringing whooshing or whistling sound experienced in the ear. Most of us have experienced it briefly but for some that sound is constant, so much so that it is difficult to

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