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Are Portable Music Players Putting Your Ears at Risk?

Turn the Music Up, Dude — But Not Past 85 Decibels You probably use your tablet or smartphone often to stream music, TV shows, or movies. In fact, many websites these days auto-play videos regardless of whether you want them to. Smartphones, tablets, and other types of portable music players (PMPs) are now commonplace, as […]

Is Weight Connected to Hearing Loss? Studies Say There’s a Connection.

Is Weight Connected to Hearing Loss? Studies about weight often concern its relation to overall health. Common connections include weight and the risk for or prevalence of heart disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea, to name a few. One topic that doesn’t get as much attention is the connection between weight and risk for hearing loss. […]

Get the Home-Field Advantage With Hearing Protection

It’s not fall without football. It’s not football without the shouting, whistling, and stomping of thousands of fans — a cacophony so powerful that it alone can change the course of a game. Many teams consider their fans their extra player, their 12th man. Being the 12th man is inspiring and energizing, but if you’re […]

What Does Hypertension Have to Do With Hearing? Plenty!

We’ve got a tip for your wellness checklist: Keeping your blood pressure down may help keep your hearing up! Both hearing loss and hypertension, or high blood pressure, impact millions of people around the world, but few realize that these two chronic conditions might go hand in hand. For your best health, here are three […]

Health Effects of Noise Pollution

Noise is just noise, right? You learn to tune it out and, unless it’s really loud, you don’t worry about it. You definitely wouldn’t worry about its effects on your heart — would you? As far back as 1972, awareness of the adverse health effects of noise pollution was so strong that the U.S. Environmental […]

April Is National Lawn and Garden Month

Celebrate by Protecting Your Hearing Spring has sprung, and so has the annual spring cornucopia of sounds: birds singing, children laughing, neighbors chatting — and lawn equipment. Maintaining your burgeoning plant life is a noisy affair. Once you’ve used the mower, leaf blower, chain saw, and string trimmer, your ears have put up with quite […]

From Grilling to Graduation: Tips for Hearing Well With Friends and Family

You watch the road while listening to music in the car. You listen to your cousin’s crazy stories while playing board games with nieces and nephews. You’re a pro at listening while your eyes are focused on something else, right? Not so, according to a recent study in Scientific Reports, which found that not looking […]

Reverse-Slope Hearing Loss

Your Refrigerator Is Running — Can You Hear It? You’re probably familiar with the many telltale, well-known signs of hearing loss — asking people to repeat themselves frequently, turning up the TV to uncomfortable levels for others in the room, or leaning into a conversation on one side to use your “good ear.” But what […]

Healthy Living for Life — Dr. Carter Edition

Recently, our very own Dr. Hillary Carter was interviewed about hearing loss on Healthy Living for Life, a weekly series from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The topics ran the gamut, but here’s a sampling of what you’ll find if you check out the video.   Types of Hearing Loss We’re all familiar with permanent hearing loss […]

8 Notable African-Americans With Hearing Loss

With an estimated one in five Americans directly touched by hearing loss — a common chronic condition that spans race, gender, age, and socioeconomic status — some icons in pop culture and beyond have experienced this challenge in their own lives. As the nation celebrates Black History Month this February, take a look at these […]

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