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Hearing Health Blog

Most of us have shopped at chain store for their big selection and low prices on everyday consumables like breakfast cereal or big bags of flour. Hearing aids are one of the items you might find in a warehouse superstore. However a hearing aid is not something that can be pulled off the shelf like your favorite brand of ketchup.

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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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