How to Convince Someone They Have a Problem Hearing

Apr 11, 2018

If you live with someone who is struggling to hear, then this article is for you.  Convincing someone that they have a problem hearing can be a daunting task. Typically the individual with the problem either doesn’t recognize that a problem exists or they don’t realize how bad the problem has become.  Hearing loss (the majority of the time) occurs very gradually allowing the individual with the hearing loss to develop systems that in their mind compensate for the hearing loss.  Those compensatory measures


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Can a Problem Hearing Impact Your Personality?

Apr 04, 2018

In a recent study published in the Journal of Personality it was determined that hearing loss among older adults leaves a deep impact on their personality. The researchers studied 400 people in the age group of 80-98 over a period of six years. The team investigated a change in two personality traits: Extraversion – Extraversion is defined as being sociable, assertive, emotionally expressive and excitable. People who are high in this trait are often described as being outgoing and talkative, while those low in this trait are described as quiet and reserved. Neuroticism


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Is My Job Causing Me to Lose My Hearing?

Mar 28, 2018

Occupational hearing loss is hearing loss that develops slowly over a long period of time (several years) as the result of exposure to continuous or intermittent loud noise at a persons place of employment.  The good news is that the risk of occupational hearing loss (OHL) is declining.  However while progress has been made, additional efforts are needed within the areas of mining, construction, healthcare and social assistance. SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): In the United States, hearing loss is


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Can Hearing Loss Cause Depression, Especially in Women?

Mar 14, 2018

According to a study published on March 6, 2014 hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70. In the new study, the research indicated that as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased — from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to more than 11 percent in those who did with the exception of those who would fall into the “deaf” category. Individuals who classified themselves as deaf (little to no usuable hearing) were roughly half


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