Occupational Hearing Loss

Occupational Hearing Loss – Protect yourself

By Michael,

Whether you work in a noisy shop or in construction, your ears are subject to damage that could lead to hearing loss. Helmets and safety goggles worn for protection are a must, but are you protecting your ears?

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Hearing Loss, facts and numbers

Hearing Loss: facts and numbers

By Michael,

Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is the second most common health condition experienced by Australians, affecting one in six people – that’s 3.5 million of us. Hearing loss can make every-day tasks very frustrating, but thankfully, there are solutions available that can minimise your hearing loss deteriorating faster and give back some of the sounds you are missing. Hearing aid is one of the easiest and unobtrusive solutions, others include cochlear implants, medication and surgery.

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Uncommon causes of hearing loss

Uncommon Causes of Hearing Loss

By Michael,

If you’re relatively young, don’t listen to loud music, and don’t use loud power tools, you might think that you don’t have to worry about hearing loss. But while these are common causes of hearing loss, there are many causes that you may never have heard about before.

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Ménière's Disease

Ménière’s Disease

By Michael,

We lose our hearing for many different reasons. One condition that can cause profound hearing loss is Ménière’s Disease. Ménière’s is an inner ear condition that causes tinnitus (ringing in the ears), hearing loss and significant problems with balance and vertigo, which can be incapacitating and career ending. Ménière’s is usually unilateral (one sided), but can occur in both ears.

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One-sided hearing loss

I’m sorry, what did you say? One-sided hearing loss

By Michael,

There Sarah stood, in a crowded hallway conversing with her friends. But as they talked, she noticed as the noise level increased she was having more and more difficulty making out what they were saying. She even had difficulty figuring out who was speaking to her as their voices would sound like they were coming from another direction.

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business meeting

Hearing Loss At Work

By Michael,

Whether your work in an office environment, public service, retail store, restaurant or involved in on-site field projects, being able to hear correctly is vital to your job performance. Details discussed in meetings, phone calls or conversations with clients all can be stressful if the words are not clear. Asking someone to continually repeat themselves is irritating to both the listener and the speaker.

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facts or myths

Uncommon Knowledge About Hearing Loss: Debunking the Myths

By Michael,

Challenges come when you suffer a blow to one of your senses. When you experience hearing loss you might become disconcerted and afraid. You have heard different things about losing hearing, not all of them accurate. Educate yourself about the subject to learn the truth.

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Dealing with the Stress of Hearing Loss

Dealing with the Stress of Hearing Loss

By Michael,

Watching a loved one struggle with hearing loss is stressful on its own and even more so when it’s happening to you. But you’re not alone! Knowing what to do when your hearing goes is essential in keeping your mind healthy and stress-free.

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replacing hearing aids

Reasons to Consider Replacing Your Hearing Aids

By Michael,

When you first get a set of hearing aids, they can transform your life by drastically improving your hearing. However, over time, these devices can start to wear out similarly to other electronic devices. It is then important that you are aware of the signs indicating that it is time to replace your hearing aids. Here are a few of the indicators that you may want to consider hearing aid replacement.

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hearing loss stigma

Overcoming the Stigma of Hearing Loss

By Michael,

Unfortunately, still today, there is a stigma associated with hearing loss. Some people see it as a sign of old age, incompetence or even lower intelligence and are embarrassed of their condition making them unwilling to admit the fact that they are suffering from hearing loss, much less to pursue treatment.

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