How Women Can Prevent Age Related Hearing Loss

How Women Can Prevent Age Related Hearing Loss

It is no secret that exercise keeps our body healthy, especially as we age. Small things such as walking around the neighborhood, taking the stairs, and playing with your children after work can have a great effect on the body. Research now shows that...

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Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

Hearing loss currently affects over 50 million Americans. Simply by itself, hearing loss can be quite frustrating. These hearing loss frustrations are often the link between hearing loss and depression. This is normally only seen in cases of undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss. This...

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How To Fight Hearing Loss, an Invisible Disease

How To Fight Hearing Loss, an Invisible Disease

Hearing loss can be quite frustrating to live with. It is a disease that can slowly attack, seemingly taking over your life. It can keep you at home instead of out to dinner with friends and it can make job interviews seem much more...

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How To Use Your Hearing Aid As A Way To Connect With Others

How To Use Your Hearing Aid As A Way To Connect With Others

Those who suffer from hearing loss know all too well how frustrating it can be when they are out in loud public places. Loud places can make communication difficult even with hearing aids but  sometimes people may feel nervous about being seen with a...

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How To Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean

How To Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean

For those who are hard of hearing, hearing aids are a lifeline. Hearing aids can help keep someone safe, connected with friends and family, and productive in the workplace. These reasons are why it is always very important to keep your hearing aid in...

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How To Enjoy Summer Time Fun With Hearing Aids

How To Enjoy Summer Time Fun With Hearing Aids

Summer brings so many activities that we love. Now, especially with the summer heat many of those activities involve water. We want to make sure that our friends with hearing aids can still enjoy summer fun while also being able to hear those around...

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Hearing Impairment Stigma Disappearing in Today’s World

Hearing Impairment Stigma Disappearing in Today’s World

In the past, hearing loss carried a stigma along with it. This was due to the fact that hearing loss can greatly impact a persons ability to communicate with others. Making even the smallest social settings anxiety filled for those with hearing loss, and...

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Esteem Hearing Device Implants Now Available at North County Audiology

Esteem Hearing Device Implants Now Available at North County Audiology

San Diego audiology practice, North County Audiology is now offering Esteem hearing device implants, a new surgical hearing loss treatment. The Esteem is intended to improve hearing loss as well as a traditional hearing aid without any visible external components.   SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA...

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How Hearing Loss Affected Those Involved in the Boston Bombings and the Fertilizer Plant Explosion in Texas

How Hearing Loss Affected Those Involved in the Boston Bombings and the Fertilizer Plant Explosion in Texas

In the wake of tragedy felt in Boston from the appalling bombings to terrifying explosion due to a fire at the Texas fertilizer plant, many people are left suffering from unthinkable disabilities. These injuries felt by people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds were...

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How You Can Participate in Better Speech and Hearing Month

How You Can Participate in Better Speech and Hearing Month

The month of May is better speech and hearing month. This month is recognized by the American Speech- Language- Hearing-Association and by all of the people who are affected by communication disorders. This month gives everyone including those without a communication disease the chance...

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Tips for Friends and Family Members of People with Hearing Loss

Tips for Friends and Family Members of People with Hearing Loss

Coping with hearing loss is difficult for those experiencing hearing loss but also for the family members and friends of those with hearing loss. People suffering from hearing loss often report feeling embarrassed or angry and many times have extreme anxiety in social settings...

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Are Your Earbuds Damaging Your Ears?

Are Your Earbuds Damaging Your Ears?

The technology available today has gone leaps and bounds in allowing us to enjoy entertainment while on the go. We have phones, MP3 players, tablets, and other gadgets that let us always stay connected to the world around us. Through the use of headphones...

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Hearing Loss in Active Soldiers and Veterans

Hearing Loss in Active Soldiers and Veterans

Protecting our hearing is extremely important, because once it has been damaged, the damage cannot be undone. Hearing loss and tinnitus are consistently ranked as the number 1 and number 2 service related disabilities among soldiers and veterans according to the U.S. Department of...

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How NSAID Pain Relievers Can Lead To Hearing Loss

How NSAID Pain Relievers Can Lead To Hearing Loss

NSAID pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are the go to solutions for many aches and pains that we experience daily such as sore muscles or headaches. Research shows that we may want to start rethinking how often we take these pain relievers....

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Hearing Loss Education: Hearing Loss in the Classroom

Hearing Loss Education: Hearing Loss in the Classroom

Hearing loss can affect people of all ages, it does not strictly affect one age group over another. Many children and young adults deal with the everyday complications of hearing loss. People of all ages suffer from the complications of hearing loss and trying...

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About the Oticon ConnectLine Series of Hearing Devices

About the Oticon ConnectLine Series of Hearing Devices

For years, people with hearing impairments have had numerous devices available to help with everyday activities such as talking on the phone and watching television. Some of the problems associated with these hearing devices have included overwhelming complexity, inferior technology, or their overall, bulky...

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Recycling Hearing Aid Batteries

Recycling Hearing Aid Batteries

ARE YOU DISPOSING OF YOUR HEARING AID BATTERIES PROPERLY? It’s always a good time to remind everyone of the importance of disposing of your hearing aid batteries properly. Don’t throw your used hearing aid batteries into the trash and never in a fire, because...

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Hearing Protection: Custom In-Ear Monitors for Musicans

Hearing Protection: Custom In-Ear Monitors for Musicans

Musicians have a high risk for hearing loss simply because they are constantly exposed to loud noise. It is a known fact that being exposed to loud noises over a period of time can cause hearing damage. With that being said, noise-induced hearing loss...

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Hearing Aid Help: About Hearing Aid Feedback Problems

Hearing Aid Help: About Hearing Aid Feedback Problems

Hearing aid feedback problems are usually a concern for hearing aid users, especially first-time hearing aid users. But with today’s digital hearing aids, you have less to worry about in terms of hearing aid feedback problems. If hearing aid feedback problems occur it may...

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Why Are Custom Ear Molds Becoming More Popular?

Why Are Custom Ear Molds Becoming More Popular?

Custom ear mold products are often used in situations that are not associated with hearing aids. You can use custom ear molds for various in-ear accessories including iPod and MP3 player ear buds, hearing protection devices like ear plugs for swimmers, musician in-ear monitors,...

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Facts about Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Facts about Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Everyone experiences some sort of sound on a daily basis, whether it be from the TV, radio, cell phone, or talking with other people. Normally, we hear these sounds at safe levels that do not affect our hearing ability. However, when we are exposed...

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Hearing Loss Problems After Attending Concerts

Hearing Loss Problems After Attending Concerts

Hearing care professionals often stress how important hearing loss prevention is. We understand that many teens are big fans of music and love to listen to the loud music of their favorite artist at concerts. A recent study has shown that approx. 72% of...

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Myths about Hearing Aids

Myths about Hearing Aids

Myth: It is better to hide your hearing loss problems so you do not have to wear hearing aids. Untreated hearing loss is definitely worse than wearing hearing aids. The ability to communicate effectively is very important as we all know, and untreated hearing...

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Hearing Doctor at North County Audiology Voted Best Audiologist in San Diego, California

Hearing Doctor at North County Audiology Voted Best Audiologist in San Diego, California

San Diego Audiologist, Dr. Kenneth Podlenski Voted Best Audiologist in San Diego by the San Diego Union Tribune   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (PR.COM) SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – September  03, 2012 — North County Audiology, http://www.NorthCountyAudiology.com, is proud to announce that its owner, Dr. Kenneth...

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About Tinnitus

About Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ear when there is no related external sound; some call it “ringing in the ears.” Tinnitus is not a disease, but a hearing loss condition that can result from a wide range of...

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San Diego Lyric Hearing Aids Provider Is Proud To Offer the New Lyric 2 Hearing Aid

San Diego Lyric Hearing Aids Provider Is Proud To Offer the New Lyric 2 Hearing Aid

North County Audiology, located in San Diego, California, is one of a select few locations in USA currently offering a new smaller version of the Lyric hearing device.    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – August 20, 2012 – North County Audiology, http://www.NorthCountyAudiology.com,...

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Secondhand Smoke Can Increase the Risk of Hearing Loss

Secondhand Smoke Can Increase the Risk of Hearing Loss

For most people, it is common knowledge that secondhand smoke can increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, as well as other health conditions. Even with all the graphic anti-smoking campaigns and public smoking bans people continue to light up. Now, a new study...

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Olympic Athletes with Hearing Loss

Olympic Athletes with Hearing Loss

There is no doubt that the 2012 Summer Olympic Games has become the most popular topic these days. I hope you are enjoying watching the Olympics, and using the tips on how to watch TV with a hearing loss if you are suffering from...

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About Cochlear Implants

About Cochlear Implants

For centuries, people believed that only a miracle could restore hearing to the deaf. It was not until forty years ago that scientists first attempted to restore normal hearing to the deaf by electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. The first experiments were discouraging...

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Apple May Revolutionize Hearing Aids This Fall

Apple May Revolutionize Hearing Aids This Fall

The market for assisted hearing devices has gotten larger due to an increase in hearing loss people which is mainly attributed to noise-induced hearing loss from listening to music at high volumes and/or working in loud environments. Traditionally, our grandparents and a small number...

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Hearing Protection: Custom Molded In-Ear Monitors

Hearing Protection: Custom Molded In-Ear Monitors

It is the common knowledge that exposure to noise over 90 dB for extended periods of time can cause permanent hearing damage, and that for many people hearing loss is part of aging. However, the patterns are starting earlier than ever. Educational toy makers...

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Waterproof Hearing Aids

Waterproof Hearing Aids

According to a June 2011 survey conducted by Applied Research, today nearly 10 million Americans wear hearing aids. One in six of those Americans – almost 1.6 million people – restrict their daily activities because of the limitations of their hearing aid devices. Water,...

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Common Causes of Hearing Loss

Common Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults in the United States and around the world. It is important to understand and become familiar with the causes leading to this illness in order to protect ourselves from this condition. There...

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Dr. Kenneth A. Podlenski’s Nominated Best Audiologist in San Diego

Dr. Kenneth A. Podlenski’s Nominated Best Audiologist in San Diego

U-T San Diego, formerly The San Diego Union-Tribune, is a daily newspaper published in San Diego, California, which is the leading sources for news, entertainment, and information for the San Diego region. Every year U-T San Diego chooses the best of everything in America’s...

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Hearing Aid Accessories: The Oticon ConnectLine Technology

Hearing Aid Accessories: The Oticon ConnectLine Technology

Oticon is a well-known hearing aid manufacturer and offers some of the best hearing aid technology, such as the Oticon ConnectLine technology. The Oticon ConnectLine technology allows you to wirelessly connect to various electronic devices with your Oticon hearing aids.  This Oticon hearing aid...

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Auditory Nerve Damage Can Cause Hearing Loss

Auditory Nerve Damage Can Cause Hearing Loss

The auditory nerve is a very important part of your body that you probably don’t know that much about. It is responsible for transmitting sounds from the sensory portions of the ear to the brain. If there is damage to the auditory nerve, it...

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Hearing Aid Devices and Background Noise

Hearing Aid Devices and Background Noise

Hearing loss can be very frustrating to many individuals. Not being able to hear someone can affect the way we communicate and interact with others. Thank goodness there are hearing aids that can make a huge difference in helping the communication process go much...

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May Is Better Hearing And Speech Month, A Good Time To Get Your Hearing Checked

May Is Better Hearing And Speech Month, A Good Time To Get Your Hearing Checked

There was a time that hearing loss was only primarily associated with aging, but now hearing loss is becoming more common in younger people! Ranging from mild to severe, hearing loss can totally affect the quality of a person’s life. From youngsters having it...

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Ear Problems: Clogged Ears from Flying

Ear Problems: Clogged Ears from Flying

Even though commercial airplanes are pressurized to minimize the effects of changing altitudes at 39,000 feet, the cabin may only replicate the atmosphere at 7,000 feet. So, your ears are still subject to changes in pressure, especially during takeoffs and landings. That could be...

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Hearing Aid Help: Hearing Aids in the Summer

Hearing Aid Help: Hearing Aids in the Summer

With the hot, humid summer months right around the corner it is important be aware that you avoid increased exposure of moisture to your hearing aids. That is because excess moisture caused by humidity and body sweat can cause distortion, static and other problems...

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Adjusting To Hearing Aids

Adjusting To Hearing Aids

Similar to glasses or contact lenses, hearing aids can feel strange when you first apply it to your body. But like with everything else, after a brief period of time and adjustment this will change as you get used to it. Here are a...

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Hearing Aids: Introducing the Oticon Intiga

Hearing Aids: Introducing the Oticon Intiga

Are you becoming more and more embarrassed by having conversations with people and constantly asking them to repeat themselves because you simply can’t hear what they are saying? Even minor hearing loss can separate you from the outside world and give you such a...

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Knowing the Facts of an Ear Infection

Knowing the Facts of an Ear Infection

The ear canal is a cylinder-shaped structure that extends from the outer part of the ear, above the ear lobe, all the way to the eardrum. A skin lining in the ear canal serves as a barrier against infection from bacteria and fungi. This...

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Lyric Hearing Aid Devices – You Forget They’re Even There!

Lyric Hearing Aid Devices – You Forget They’re Even There!

Many people are frustrated with wearing hearing aids for a variety of reasons. Some hearing aids are unattractive, they can be uncomfortable, and most need to be removed during showering and sleeping. Well those days are over ! We would like to introduce you...

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Medi-Cal Hearing Aids Gives Everyone The Opportunity To Hear!

Medi-Cal Hearing Aids Gives Everyone The Opportunity To Hear!

In today’s economy, many people are having trouble paying for medical care.  There are times when people simply can’t afford medical insurance and expenses, especially if one experiences a hardship like losing a job. But you should know your healthcare options! Medi-Cal is California’s...

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Myths and Facts About Hearing Aids

Myths and Facts About Hearing Aids

–American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (www.asha.org) Myth: A hearing aid will damage your hearing. Fact: A properly fitted and maintained hearing aid will not damage your hearing. Myth: You can save time and money by buying hearing aids online or by mail order. Fact: By working...

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Play it by Ear

Play it by Ear

Starkey Hearing Foundation – With football season underway (finally!) we can enjoy all the fun that comes with the sport…Cheers. Crack of shoulder pads in a tackle. Whistles from referees. Sound familiar? Continue Reading

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Science finding is music to the ears

Science finding is music to the ears

EurekAlert – Older musicians experience less age-related decline in hearing abilities than non-musicians. A study led by Canadian researchers has found the first evidence that lifelong musicians experience less age-related hearing problems than non-musicians. While hearing studies have already shown that trained musicians have...

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Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

KTUL – Fireworks inspire and amaze and can leave children in wonder. But if not handled properly, they can also damage your hearing. Out of the 28 million Americans who suffer from hearing loss, approximately one-third attribute some of the loss to noise exposure....

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When to use hearing protection

When to use hearing protection

Hansaton – There are many uses and applications of hearing protection head phones. With an estimated thirty million Americans losing their hearing each year due to work related noise levels, it is easy to see how important it is for employers to provide not...

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Sprint releases deaf-friendly ID pack

Sprint releases deaf-friendly ID pack

Mobile Burn – Sprint today announced the release of the Sprint Relay ID pack, a bundling of applications, links, tips, icons, widgets, and wallpapers downloadable to any Sprint ID-capable Android device that is meant to aid the hearing impaired or members of the deaf...

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