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Can Noisy Work Environments Cause Hearing Loss?

Construction Worker Being Exposed to Loud Noises

 

Jobs that keep you physically active, like construction work, don't entirely put you in the clear from health issues resulting from your work environment. One particular health concern that many people in such industries may face is noise-induced hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss occurs when a person is exposed to damaging sound levels for extended periods of time. If your job regularly puts you in a noisy work environment, you may benefit from learning more about this hearing loss, how to prevent it, and what you can do if you have it.

Hearing Aid 101: 5 Things You Need to Know

Books, Pencils, and Blocks for Learning about Hearing Aids

 

While hearing aids have been around for well over a century, they remain one of the most commonly misunderstood medical devices. That being said, if you’re in the market for a hearing aid, you likely have a lot of questions about what they are really capable of. In this Hearing Aid 101, we’ll cover those hearing aid basics that you’ve probably been wondering about. Here are just 5 need to knows.

3 Ways Hearing Aids Help You to Hear Better

Elderly Couple Watching Television

 

These days, you may find yourself turning the TV volume to the highest setting just to get a remote idea of what the newscasters are saying. Unfortunately, if you’re watching TV with others, they may become frustrated because the high TV volume hurts their ears. Sound familiar? If so, there’s a better way to hear your favorite television program, as well as those beloved conversations with your friends and family: Start wearing hearing aids! Let’s break down how they can make hearing easier and life more enjoyable.

What You Should be Eating to Improve Your Hearing

A Healthy Salad for Healthier Hearing

 

Especially as you get older, you may want to become more intentional about the food you eat. For instance, as we age, the more likely we are to obtain age-related hearing loss. In this way, you may want to start eating foods that can help to prevent hearing problems like this. To keep hearing your best, here are 6 vitamins and minerals to watch for, as well as several suggestions for foods you may want to start incorporating into your diet.

How to Use Your HCR3 Hearing Aids

How to Use Your HCR3

 

Once your new HCR3 hearing aids arrive, the next step to starting your journey to hearing better is learning how to operate them. We know that it can be a bit intimidating to understand how to use your new device. So, to make things a bit easier, we’ve created this simple step-by-step guide on how to operate your new HCR3 hearing aids.

What Causes Cookie Bite Hearing Loss?

Person with Cookie Bite Hearing Loss Going Hiking

 

Cookie bite hearing loss is not only rare, but it can also be difficult to identify. However, noticeable symptoms of cookie bite hearing loss typically arise when an individual is in their 30s or 40s. As such, if you or your loved one is experiencing symptoms like those mentioned above, it may be time to learn more about this rare hearing loss type.

Can Cold Weather Affect Your Ability to Hear?

Girl Protecting Her Hearing from the Cold Weather with a Scarf

 

With the chilly weather that accompanies winter here to stay for a few more weeks, more and more folks are blowing their noses or sipping on cups of hot tea to stay warm. But does the change in temperature also have the potential to impact our ability to hear? In short, the answer is ‘yes.’ Here are a few ways chilly weather can lead to hearing problems and what you can do about it.