What to Know Before Your First Audiology Visit

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Hearing loss is common; in fact, an estimated 48 million Americans experience the condition. Yet despite its prevalence, only about one in five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them, and those who do wait an average of seven years to do so. We know that there are a lot of barriers
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What Is High-Frequency Hearing Loss?

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High-frequency hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss. If someone is diagnosed with high-frequency hearing loss, it means they have difficulty hearing sounds that are higher in pitch, like the sound of women’s and children’s voices. Anyone of any age can be affected by high-frequency hearing loss, but it is
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Protect Your Hearing This July Fourth

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Firework shows are truly breathtaking, but can be dangerous if not conducted appropriately. States and counties regulate what fireworks can and can’t be used in certain areas in order to protect people and properties, but many don’t take seriously the danger fireworks pose to hearing. The Consequences of Unsafe Firework Use According to Leigh Ann
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Signs of Hearing Loss You May Be Ignoring

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The most obvious sign of hearing loss is difficulty hearing. But since hearing loss is a progressive condition, meaning it develops slowly over time, you may not even realize you’re having trouble following the conversation until your hearing loss has progressed beyond an easily-treatable stage. Below are some other signs of hearing loss to look
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Four Reasons You Should Get a Hearing Test

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Hearing loss is a progressive condition, so not everyone realizes they have it. And even if they do know, it may be much more severe than they realize. In fact, people wait an average of seven years before seeking help for their hearing problem. If you suspect you may have hearing loss, it’s important to
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What Is Dual Sensory Impairment?

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Hearing and vision loss are both associated with the natural aging process, and unfortunately for many, both conditions can co-occur. This is known as dual sensory impairment, which affects approximately 20 percent of adults over 75 years of age. Dual sensory impairment is not always linked to old age, however. The condition can be congenital
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Is it Selective Hearing or Hearing Loss?

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Some El Paso couples—especially those who have celebrated milestone wedding anniversaries in the double digits—accuse their partners of “selective hearing.” While this may be true in a few cases (asking your significant other to clean the gutters when there’s a football game on TV is a prime example), often they’re not ignoring or tuning out
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Busting Those Hearing Health Myths

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Everything is bigger in Texas…including hearing health myths. There are a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss and hearing aids; considering one out of five people in El Paso experiences hearing impairment to a certain degree, it’s high time we helped straighten out the truth when it comes to your hearing. Misconceptions About Hearing Loss
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Jobs That Are Hazardous to Your Hearing

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Few people enjoy rolling out of bed on Monday morning and heading to work after a relaxing weekend. For some in El Paso, doing so can be downright dangerous. Certain occupations are hazardous to your hearing—but you can take preventive steps to ensure your safety. The Dangers of Noise in the Workplace It’s estimated that
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What to Know About Tinnitus

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It’s believed that about one out of every five people in El Paso struggles with a ringing in their ears known as tinnitus. Though very common, there are a lot of misperceptions about tinnitus – perhaps because every individual case is unique. We’ll help demystify it for you. For Starters, Tinnitus Isn’t a Disease Saying
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