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Children with slight hearing loss do poorer in their schooling

Children with slight hearing loss are purported to do a little poorer in school and can potentially grow up with learning difficulties suggests a new study. 

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Halloween Safety Tips

Here are some tips to make Halloween fun and safe!

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Apple Releases New App to Help Battle Hearing Difficulties

Apple has released a new app that will help gauge the decibels in your surroundings

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Healthy Ears Make A Healthy Brain

Acting at the first sign of hearing loss is a great way to avoid future health difficulties such as dementia. 

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Signs of Hearing Loss

One of the biggest steps when it comes to resolving hearing loss issues, it realizing you may indeed have hearing loss.  Whether it is because people don't know what the signs are, or they simply ignore them, you need to be aware of some of the most common signs of hearing loss.  What are they?

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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.

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Ask the Expert: Hearing Care Practitioner Debra Conn

In our next installment of our “Ask the Expert” blog series, we’re featuring Debra “Debbie” Conn out of our Uniontown and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania offices along with our New Martinsville, West Virginia office. Debbie has been with Beltone and in the hearing care business for 24 years! Let’s get to know a little bit more about Debbie. 

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Screening Tests Recommended for Men & Women Over 50

As the old adage states, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away".  While eating a healthy diet and keeping fit is a great way to not have to see the doctor, as you age, there are certain things you will need to have checked to ensure you are continuing to live a healthy life.  There are different screenings for men and women when they get over the age of 50.  Some screenings are required every year.  Sometimes, a simple blood test can tell you whether or not you have a serious illness.  Below are some of the screening tests needed for men and women over the age of 50.

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Swimming & Your Hearing What You Need To Know

Do you enjoy swimming in a pool, lake or ocean?  You're not alone! Swimming is fun, relaxing and great exercise. Here's everything you need to know about protecting your hearing health while having fun in the water.

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Your airplane habits may be harming your hearing

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, thousands and thousands of people will be flying all over the United States to join family and friends for this holiday.  It is the busiest travel day of the year and that means planes will be packed with passengers at numerous airports across the country.  While typically routine, flying on airplanes provide a host of dangers to your health you may not know about.  Frequent flyers may be at risk of damaging their hearing on board airplanes.

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7 things you didn't know about hearing aids
Seven Things You Didn't Know About Hearing Aids

Despite the fact that many people use hearing aids, many of us may not fully understand what they actually do or how they work. We've uncovered seven facts you should know about these useful devices.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.  

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Four Food Lies You Should Not Believe

We often hear people provide us some rather insightful food theories.  These theories come from friends or family members that heard something from another person, or saw a blurb online about the newest food fad.  

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Six Foods to Strengthen Your Brain

Your brain is like any muscle, it needs to be exercised and it needs proper nutrients.  You may be a whiz while watching Jeopardy, and read multiple books a month, but did you know what you eat also affects your brain?

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Can Elderberry Fight the Flu? It's Possible

Elderberry, known for it's delicious flavor and packed with nutrients and antioxidants is back in the news. 

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5 Reasons Why to NOT Put Off Hearing Health

When it comes to your health, it's best to never procrastinate when you think there are issues.  A growth on your skin shouldn't be ignored, a pain in your joints or backs can't be ignored, and even your own hearing, shouldn't be taken lightly.  Here are 5 reasons why you should definitely not be putting off checking on your hearing health.

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Food to Boost Hearing

Sometimes, our hearing is often something we take for granted.  We don't treat it the same way we do as other parts of our body.  We eat healthy for our heart, we exercise for our body, we read and do puzzles for our mind.  If you think about it, our ears go through a lot during day to day activities.  We hear loud noises at sports events, we listen to our music loudly in cars or on headphones and other kinds of exposure.  

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15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

Getting older can bring senior health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age. 

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How do we keep our bones stronger as we age?

No matter what age you are, living a healthy life while having a balanced diet is an important part of living a long life.  As we age, so does our body.  There are certain activities that become more difficult to do and more difficult to recover from.  Our bones are also affected negatively the older get.  

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Tips to Stay Active All Winter Long

On cold winter days, it can be nice to snuggle up with some tea in front of the fire, but spending more time inside sometimes can make us a little stir crazy. Don’t let colder temps keep you from being active. Here are some ideas to keep moving all winter long.

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