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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

In Hearing Loss by Kim Greive

It can be hard for people with hearing loss to let people in on their condition every time they interact with a new person. Because hearing loss is an invisible disability people find them selves disclosing this information time and time again. Individuals use different strategies or discussion forms when they decide – or don’t …

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All About Tinnitus

In Tinnitus by Kyle Sims

The perception that there is ringing or noise in the ears is known as Tinnitus and up to 20% of people experience the frustration of suffering from it. It is not a condition but rather a symptom of a condition such as a disorder of the circulatory system, injury of the ear or hearing loss …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Kyle Sims

Veterans who have served in combat zones, after exposure to noise, often suffer from some form of a noise-induced hearing loss. This is due to the loud decibels of noises heard in a war zone. More than 2.7 million receive compensation for loss of hearing or tinnitus (also known as ringing in the ears). It …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Kyle Sims

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September each year.  Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards     

In Work by Kyle Sims

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that the workplace exposes about 30 million individuals to dangerous noise levels every year. Occupational hearing loss has been “one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the US for more than 25 years,” they say. Workplace noise can very easily lead to noise-induced hearing loss which, …