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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The Link Between Hearing & Cognitive Decline

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Declining health is just one price we pay for getting older. But, hey – it beats the alternative, right? One health condition strongly linked to aging is hearing loss. One-third of people 65 and older in El Paso has hearing loss; that number jumps to half by the age of 75. Living with a hearing
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Ear’s How Your Hearing Works

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Unless you have hearing loss in El Paso, you have probably never pondered exactly how your ears work. They’re something you take for granted, like a hot and dusty west Texas summer. But a knowledge of the hearing process can prove helpful in preventing a hearing impairment down the road. The Ears are Surprisingly Complex
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Ear’s to Safe Toys this Holiday Season

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A visit to Santa is a timeless tradition for children in El Paso every December – an opportunity for a young child to let jolly ol’ Saint Nick know exactly what they hope to find beneath the tree on Christmas morning. But let’s hope the big guy in the red suit takes heed, because some
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What Causes Hearing Loss?

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If you’re like most people in El Paso, you’re probably familiar with triple digit temperatures and scorpions. But if you’ve just been diagnosed with hearing loss, you might not know very much about it. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Hearing Loss Statistics First of all, understand that you are not alone: approximately 48
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When Hobbies Strike Back

Hobbies are great, especially when you are an adult. They allow you to spend your free time doing something you love, meet others who share your interests and even helps you make new friends. But your El Paso audiologist has a warning for you – some hobbies can cause damage to your hearing. Fortunately, there
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