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By: Dr. Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A Nearly 24 million Americans experience the condition known as Tinnitus (pronounced tin-NY-tus or TIN-u-tus).  Tinnitus is not a disease, but rather a symptom that something is wrong in the auditory system, which includes the ear, the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain, and the parts of the brain that

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Concerns when selecting hearing instruments By: Dr. Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A The hearing evaluation, while critically important in the hearing aid fitting process, is the least important factor in selecting an appropriate hearing aid.  In the hearing industry, our primary concern is helping individuals stay active and enjoy life as much as possible.  Therefore, the predominant consideration in fitting

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“You mean some of the responsibility falls on MY shoulders?”  By: Dr. Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A Regardless of whether a family member with hearing loss is using hearing aids, good communication strategies on all sides are absolutely essential to ease of hearing.  A common misconception is that the hearing aid functions as a prosthetic, when in reality; it is

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So you think you're too young to have a hearing problem? A common misconception is that hearing loss is a problem isolated to “the elderly” and is merely related to normal aging.  Actually the prevalence of hearing loss is the reverse of what most people think. The majority (65%) of people with hearing loss are younger than age 65 (Better

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Hearing aids belong in your ears, not in a drawer! By: Dr. Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D. The impact of hearing loss reaches well beyond the affected individual.  Untreated hearing loss has a significant effect on the entire family and social support system, both physically and psychologically.  The person with the hearing loss is typically the last person to realize this

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A Major Medical Expense: How can I do this? The high expense of purchasing hearing aids is no secret or mystery.  Although less expensive options are available, some hearing aids can cost as much as $6000.00 for the set, and usually are not covered by insurance.   With increased awareness and early diagnosis of hearing loss, larger numbers of individuals are

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Choosing the right hearing care provider According to data from the National Institutes of health (NIH), only about one-fifth of people who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them (NIH, 2013).   Many current hearing aid users lived with untreated hearing loss for up to ten or more years before finally addressing the problem.   Several reasons contributing to

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New Hope for Sudden Idiopathic Sensorineural Hearing Loss Imagine waking up one morning to discover that you had spontaneously lost most of your hearing in one or both ears, with no warning or explanation. The U.S. incidence of sudden idiopathic hearing loss is 5-20 per 100,000, or about 4000 cases annually.  This condition does not have any consistent risk factors

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A partnership between heart health and hearing health? Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) including heart disease and stroke cause 17.3 million deaths per year in the United States. Current research is raising awareness of a distinctly clear relationship between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease.  The exact nature of this relationship is yet unknown, however several studies have shown a frequent correspondence between

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Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman is an inspiration to both deaf and hearing individuals. An incredibly moving depiction of Derrick's personal struggle with profound hearing loss is the subject of a recent Duracell advertisement ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2HD57z4F8E ). This ad has been viewed more than 19 million times on YouTube and Derrick has become an Internet sensation for being the first

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