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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, …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss      

In Hearing Loss by Kyle Sims

There are many causes of hearing loss, and one of the main causes of hearing loss is noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). One of the most common types of hearing loss behind age-related hearing loss, it usually manifests itself through either prolonged or sudden exposure to dangerous levels of noise. So, this can be either many …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

In Tips & Tricks by Kyle Sims

Traveling is a great way to expand your horizons and experience all sorts of wonderful new things. And, having hearing aids or assistive listening devices is no reason to think you will have to miss out on the adventures of traveling. Popular travel sites round the world have made it a priority to make accommodations …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research, Signs & Symptoms by Kyle Sims

Celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month this May, and make an appointment for a free hearing screening at Southeast Hearing Centers. Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association selects a new theme for Hearing and Speech Month. This year’s theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” Hearing loss affects the quality of your life. It has an …