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Hearing loss before 50 possible link to higher risk of alcohol & drug issues

There are numerous reasons why it is important for you to ensure you have healthy hearing.  Avoiding a variety of medical difficulties down the line along with ensuring you aren't disconnected from loved ones and friends are just a few.  However, a recent article in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine discovered another potential link between hearing difficulty and a life threatening-issue: alcoholism and drug addiction.In the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,...

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Christmas toys that might be too loud for children

The holiday season is in full swing and with Christmas just weeks away, you might have already done your holiday shopping.  If you haven't yet purchased items for your young children or grandchildren, be aware, there are some toys that could potentially cause hearing problems for their small ears.The Sight & Hearing Association recently released their 2018 Annual Noisy Toys List,  16 out of the 24 toys that were tested by Sight & Hearing tested louder than 85 dB (decibels) which is the l...

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Swimming & Your Hearing What You Need To Know.

Do you find yourself loving every minute when you are swimming in a pool, lake or ocean?  You're not alone.  Swimming is extremely fun and relaxing.  It's great exercise and it's on everyone's to-do list when the weather warms up.  One thing to consider when swimming is your hearing health.  If you are swimming constantly, you could potentially be putting your hearing in danger if not managed properly.How does swimming affect your ears?Swimming at long lengths of time can lead to a common ear co...

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How to keep your hearing safe during football games

The football season is in full swing.  There’s nothing like being at the stadium cheering on your favorite team as they rush down the field to make a touchdown.  It’s fun, it’s exhilarating and it’s a weekly routine.  However, there is something that can eventually be harmful to your health at a football game other than the numerous hot dogs and beers; the sound.Football games can be extremely loud.  The Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks cheer on the “12th Man” as one of their most imp...

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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month.  Here at Beltone, we care about you and your hearing health.  This event is observed every October and is used to raise awareness over hearing issues that can arise from a variety of issues, many of which come from outside noises you may not think are bad for you.The following are some tips on how you can making some simple changes to your lifestyle to prevent noises form hurting your ears: Turn down the volume. You may like to listen to your mu...

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How to keep busy after retirement

Reaching retirement is a huge accomplishment.  It is a piece of freedom many people look forward to.  While extremely gratifying to achieve, there are some things you will need to consider once you begin your new life as a retired individual.  One of the most important things to remember is to stay connected to others. Many people often underestimate the role our co-workers play in our social life. They may be surprised at how much effort it takes to stay involved with others.Staying social is k...

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You just got a new hearing aid...Now what?

Although hearing aids aren't able to restore your hearing, these devices make the most of your existing hearing ability. The technology of hearing aids has progressed in such a manner that they can almost fully compensate for any lack of hearing.  If you recently got a hearing aid, you know how much they can help with your day to day activities and give you back your independence.  They will become an invaluable resource in your life, which is why you need to follow some important steps after yo...

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Earwax is more important to your hearing than you think

The human body boasts many lines of defense against pain, infection or harm.  One of those ways is our body producing earwax.  Yes, the stuff inside of our ears we clean after a shower or a couple times a week, is secreted by our glands in the outer ear canal is important in fighting infections.  Earwax keeps ears moist and prevents dust and other debris from getting into the outer ear canal and burrowing deeper into the ear. We often clean our earwax way too much.  We are removing the prot...

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Good hearing can lead to good health

Good hearing is vital to our everyday lives.  We are able to enjoy our favorite music, movies and conversations with friends and families. With good hearing, we always feel included as we understand what is around us.  What many people don't realize is that good hearing can lead to better overall health.  From your head to your toes, good hearing may lead to a healthier life.  Here are the ways...-Your brain can be affected by having poor hearing health.  One study was done that showcased the co...

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Protect Your Hearing During Fireworks

The Fourth of July is just around the corner.  We will be enjoying outdoor activities, trips to the beach, BBQs and our favorite; fireworks.  While the Fourth of July is an important day in remembering the signing of the Declaration of Independence, there are some important things to remember when enjoying the sights and sounds of fireworks.Keep your distanceFireworks are stunningly beautiful, even when you can't hear them.  you don't need to be front-and-center to enjoy their beauty.  The furth...

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Exercise is important for senior health

Just because you may be older in years, doesn't mean exercising is less important.  Exercise has numerous benefits, and some of the difficulties that can arise during aging, can be delayed or eliminated when seniors stay active.  When it comes to exercising,Strength trainingWhen people age, bodies begin to naturally lose muscle and bone mass  Strength training is a good way to slow down or even reverse some of the damage. Health experts recommend participating in any kind of exercises that get y...

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"Laurel" vs "Yanny". Why You Heard What You Heard

You may have heard it already, the viral meme that's sweeping the internet by storm.  Is it "Laurel" or "Yanny".  If you haven't heard about it yet, there has been an audio recording of a word being said.  Some people are convinced it's "Laurel".  Within just a few days, it has received hundreds of thousands of likes on Twitter and exploded on social media.A recent article by Health.com interviewed Don Vaughn, PhD, and he explains that depending on how your ears are, you will hear either or. “It...

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