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Heart Disease and Hearing Loss Linked, So Get Your Hearing Checked

Gen Xers and baby boomers should no longer ignore their hearing loss, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), which is raising awareness of the link between cardiovascular and hearing health in recognition of World Heart Day on September 29th.

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Do you need to go on a noise diet?

Should we be counting decibels like we count calories? A growing number of experts believe that loud modern life is making us ill, and that it’s time to go on a ‘noise diet’. We all know that excessive noise puts our hearing at risk. But increasingly there’s evidence that it affects our health, too. Typically, the problem is blaring road traffic or the racket of trains and planes, and studies have linked this to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

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Silence Isn't Golden

"As we celebrate Medicare's 50th anniversary on July 30th, it's important to remember that one of Medicare's most important hallmarks is the program's long and successful history of adapting to the changing demographic and health security needs of America's seniors. One of the first major expansions came in 1972, during the Nixon administration, when Medicare coverage was added for Americans with disabilities and end-stage renal disease.

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21 Rules for a Good Old Age

Some of us have reached our golden years, and some of us have not. But these suggestions should be read by everyone.

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How One Person Handled Hearing Loss

I Lost My Hearing in My Forties. Here's How I Handled It. The interesting thing about going deaf is you don’t realize it’s happening. It’s impossible to pinpoint when everyone began to mumble, when you ceased hearing your own footsteps clicking down a hall.

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Don't let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

As an expert mountain climber who guides clients at night up Mount Rainier in Washington state, Win Whittaker knows how critical it is to be able to listen for falling rock. Only Whittaker is hard of hearing, having gradually lost his hearing through the years because of the time he spent in a rock 'n' roll band and around fireworks. So Whittaker now climbs while wearing ReSoundLiNX2 hearing aids, which he controls via apps on his iPhone 5s and Apple Watch.

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Hearing Aid for Music Lovers

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Why High Heat & Hearing Aids Don’t Mix

Hopefully, you’re in the midst of enjoying some beautiful summer weather. You should also be wearing your hearing aids, so you don’t miss out on the sounds of children laughing or birds singing. However, if you’re spending time in sunny, hot, and muggy conditions, you need to take a few precautions. Just like other sensitive high-tech devices, hearing aids and their delicate components are vulnerable to extreme environmental conditions. Here are a few suggestions for keeping your hearing aids...

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What if I only have 1 good ear?

Phonak CROS provides a truly satisfying wireless solution for hearing aid wearers with one-sided hearing.  Regardless of whether you have hearing loss in your better ear or not, Phonak CROS offers a solution.  Phonak CROS consists of 2 parts- a transmitter microphone for the ear that cannot benefit from a hearing aid and a receiver hearing aid on the better hearing ear. What this means is that sound from your poorer hearing side is wirelessly sent to your better ear.  This will help you to hear...

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