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Protect Your Hearing From Fireworks!

Whether you are participating in recreational or professional fireworks, hearing protection is encouraged in both situations.  You could be at risk of having some hearing damage. There are two types of ear plugs that can be bought at your local drug store, super market or sporting goods store. Ther...

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Bad Food/Good Food

Some people report a correlation between their diet and their tinnitus symptoms. Though the science is not yet settled, there is a chance that consuming alcohol, nicotine, caffeine or high-sugar foods may have an impact on how you experience your tinnitus. If you suspect this may be the case, try re...

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Booth vs. Table

Choose a booth over a table for better hearing! The high backs of booths will block some of the environmental sounds that can drown out your conversation. In addition, booth seating is typically made of softer material that can dampen noise. If you’re seated at a table, you don’t get those benef...

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Reduce Stress & Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can make your tinnitus worse, so it’s important to minimize their effects as much as possible. You can use techniques like deep breathing, mindfulness, meditation or yoga to relax and treat your tinnitus. Similarly, regular exercise helps as a stress buster and boosts your overa...

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That MRI Sure Was Noisy!

Doctors order more than 35 million MRIs in the US every year, and most people consider it a pretty routine test. However, the sound in MRI machines can reach decibel levels beyond that recommended by OSHA when it comes to workplace safety. If your doctor orders an MRI for you, discuss why the test i...

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How Active Are You?

Millennials, Gen Xers, baby boomers, and all generations are encouraged to engage in physically active lifestyles for both their hearing and heart health. Studies have shown that a healthy cardiovascular system—a person’s heart, arteries, and veins—has a positive effect on hearing. Conversely,...

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Background Noise – Can it help?

Immediate tinnitus relief may be as simple as turning on the radio. Adding more noise may seem counterintuitive, but being in a quiet environment means you’re more likely to focus on tinnitus-related sounds. Adding in some background noise like soft music or nature sounds will help distract you fr...

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Hearing Loss Does Not Discriminate

We all know that hearing loss doesn’t discriminate based on age. Hearing loss due to illnesses, genetics, medications or injury crosses generational lines and can affect everyone from the very young to the very old. But when it comes to hearing loss, children and teenagers face particular ...

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Teenage Hearing Loss

Lifestyle is certainly a factor in the increasing rates of hearing loss among young people. A daily barrage of loud video games, mp3 players cranked to full volume, concerts, sporting events, movie theaters and surround-sound entertainment systems delivers an unprecedented assault on the hearing of ...

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Wearing Hearing Aids

Some people are concerned that they will look older because they are wearing hearing aids. There are many different style options currently available, and most are designed to be discreet as possible. People may not even notice that you are wearing a hearing aid! Asking for constant repetition or cl...