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Noise Levels: Restaurants Take Hearing Loss Seriously

The noise levels in many restaurants reach the threshold of pain, creating a din that can reach sound pressure levels produced by a jet engine. Restaurant owners are looking for ways to keep diners coming in while they keep background sounds down in the comfort zone.

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Americans with Disabilities Act: Updated For The 21st Century

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act gives those with disabilities equal access to advancements in technology and communications.

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Hearing Loss Treatment: Improves Marriages

A new British survey found that in marriages where one spouse has an untreated hearing loss, the other partner suffers as well. In fact, some of the respondents with hearing loss said that their partner had threatened to leave unless the hearing loss is treated.

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Cool Hearing Aids: How Technology Has Transformed Hearing

With improved technology, especially digital technology, hearing aids have been taken to a whole new level and this is in large part to a laser-focused mindset from the designers who are now making hearing aids as cool as dark sunglasses.

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Sites We Like: Hearing Information & Hearing Aid Products

Every so often we come across a hearing website or hearing aids product website we feel may benefit our readers. In this first edition of "Sites We Like", we share with you just that – sites we feel you may find interesting or products that may enhance your use of hearing aids. Enjoy!

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Reasons For Hearing Loss: Chronic Kidney Disease

New research indicates that older people who suffer from moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) may require screening and treatment for hearing loss. The study revealed that over 50 percent of CKD patients had some degree of hearing loss and nearly 30 percent had severe hearing loss.

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Hearing Aid Awareness Week: October 3rd-10th

October 3rd -10th is Hearing Aid Awareness Week and is organized by the International Hearing Society to raise awareness concerning untreated hearing loss and how it endangers safety and isolates people from friends and family.

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Hearing Loss in Children: Back to School Awareness

As the child grows and enters school, undetected hearing loss contributes to longer learning curves. At times, children may be misdiagnosed with cognitive learning delay caused by some other underlying factor other than simple, addressable hearing loss.

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Hearing Loss Causes: MP3 & iPods Raises Teen Hearing Loss

Today's teenagers have worse hearing than those of generations past. One in five teens has already lost some hearing and the problem has increased substantially in recent years. A leading hearing loss cause among teens is MP3 players and iPods played beyond recommended sound limits.

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Compare Hearing Aids: Invisible Hearing Aid Types

Today's hearing aids are so small they are invisible. Compare invisible hearing aid types such as Behind The Ear (BTE), Completely In The Canal (CIC) and others.

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Newest Hearing Aids: Now Fully Automated

Some consumers want convenience and automation, the no fuss option when it comes to their hearing aids. What does the newest hearing aids technology deliver?

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Americans with Disabilities Act: Helps Those with Hearing Loss Too

Many persons with hearing loss do not realize they may be covered by the ADA in their workplace or public facilities and loopholes were addressed in 2008.

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Newest Hearing Aids: Tiny Computers Delivering Great Sound

A review of the newest hearing aids reveal they are discrete, automated, powerful little computers that learn your preferences, so the longer you wear them, the better they get to know your likes and dislikes.

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Ringing in the Ears: Cell Phones and Tinnitus Treatment

Recent research reveals prolonged cell phone use may worsen tinnitus, also referred to as ringing in the ears. Help for ringing in the ears, or tinnitus treatment, is now available.

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Hearing Loss Treatment: The Sooner the Better

Treatment for hearing loss is better done sooner than later. Nearly 23% in a recent hearing loss survey said hearing loss is affecting success at work, 25% said it is affecting their earnings, and 40% said that it has affected their home life.

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Hearing Loss Treatment: Fish Oils Provide Hearing Loss Protection

You didn't think that food and hearing loss treatment could belong in the same sentence, but did you know that fish oils provide hearing loss protection?

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Hearing Loss: Stop The Domino Effect With Hearing Aids

Hearing loss can cause ailments such as depression and more if left untreated. Hearing aids can improve the quality of life for the wearer and those around them.

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Mild Hearing Loss: BTE Hearing Aids Are A Perfect Fit

Open ear hearing aids are perfect for mild hearing loss. They have a natural, open feeling, a soft tip that sits within ear canal, and sound that comes from a mini behind the ear (BTE) hearing aid.

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Reasons for Hearing Loss: Noise Pollution Levels

30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise pollution everyday. Protect yourself from major hearing loss causes.

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Bilateral Hearing Aids Balance Your Hearing and Life

For most individuals with hearing loss, bilateral hearing aids provide the best hearing possible.

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Hearing Loss Cures: Regrowing Inner Ear Hair Cells Research

Scientists say by re-growing inner ear hair cells we can restore hearing. This breakthrough could lead to significant advances towards curing deafness and hearing loss in the future.

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Cochlear Implants: Benefits for Older Adults

New research reveal that older adults appear to benefit significantly from cochlear implants. Cochlear implants have become an accepted treatment for adults with age-related hearing loss or the progression of early-onset hearing loss.

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Hearing Protection: Your Body's Fight or Flight Response Helping You

When your ears are exposed to loud noises, our body chemistry actually changes to try to protect our ears, similar to the fight-or-flight response.

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Cheap Hearing Aids & Devices: Helpful or Harmful?

Aside from being of extremely poor quality, very low-cost hearing aids - those under $100 - have the potential to damage your hearing because they send very loud sounds into the ear.

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