Ear Pain
Mar 21, 2019

Preventing In-Flight Ear Pain

Normally the pressure in your ears is the same as the air pressure outside, but when pressure changes, it can result in ear pain. Your ears cannot adjust to this change fast enough leading to air and fluid being trapped in the middle ear. Hearing loss or a ruptured eardrum can occur in severe cases. This is what happens on airplanes, as the air pressure changes quickly as the plane ascends or descends. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to reduce the likelihood of this occurring when


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Hearing Loss Affects Our Rock Legends
Mar 07, 2019

Hearing Loss Affects Our Rock Legends

There's something about going to a live concert that can't be beat, but if you’re dealing with hearing loss, it can make it hard to enjoy. Whether you’re a concert goer or a musician, having any level of hearing loss can impact a live music experience. How Audial Loss Happens To the listeners the music coming from the stage sounds amazing. Imagine, however, that you are on stage surrounded by loud speakers and amplifiers for hours at a time. If you are exposed to sounds that exceed 85 decibels


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Level of Hearing Loss
Feb 20, 2019

What Level of Hearing Loss Do You Have?

Some people may experience a gradual loss of hearing in their life. When a person’s hearing becomes diminished, they will start to display certain characteristics. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be a result of hearing loss. If you find yourself constantly turning up the TV set and radio just hear, your hearing could be affected. Also, if you have a hard time following a conversation in a noisy environment, your hearing could also be gradually going away.


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How to Deal with Sudden Hearing Loss
Feb 07, 2019

How to Deal with Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden hearing problems are common to many people today. The sudden hearing loss may result from drug consumption, trauma, blood circulation problems, disorders of the inner ear, a tumor and even autoimmune diseases. However, a sudden hearing problem is not permanent and it’s important that you visit the doctor immediately for treatment. One of the main symptoms of sudden hearing problems is when you stop hearing clearly and keep asking people to repeat their words. Hearing loss is a tragic


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Chicago Beltone | Hearing Loss
Jan 23, 2019

Reasons for Your Muffled Hearing

If you are experiencing any type of muffled hearing, you probably are curious to discover why it is occurring. Hearing loss or muffled hearing may be caused by an ear blockage, exposure to loud noises, medication, and trauma. Defining Muffled Hearing You may not have heard the term "muffled hearing" before. This type of hearing concern may make you feel as if you have cotton stuck into your ears. Hearing care is available to those who suffer from the clogged ear or muffled hearing. Sound


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Chicago Beltone | New Years Resolution
Jan 03, 2019

Why Health is a Top New Year's Resolution

The New Year is almost here. Many are making New Year’s resolutions and on top of the list most are making a resolution for better health. Health is important; not just for today but for the future. Here’s what you can do make 2019 your healthiest year yet. Disease prevention Disease prevention is one way to have good health. There are several ways to prevent disease such as diet and exercise, good hygiene, medicine, and a healthy immune system. Keep in mind there are several ways to maintain a


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Chicago Beltone | Hearing Loss Patients At Higher Risk of Hospital Admission
Dec 26, 2018

Hearing Loss Patients At Higher Risk of Hospital Admission

According to a study run by The New York University, people who had trouble communicating with health care workers were 33 percent more likely to be readmitted less than a month after they left the hospital. The study looked at 4,436 people hospitalized between 2010 and 2013. The study took into account age, the number of medical problems and other social factors. Of the people participating in the study, twelve percent said that hearing loss was a major reason they could not communicate


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Chicago Beltone | Hearing Loss
Dec 05, 2018

How To Prevent Further Hearing Loss

When a person suffers from hearing loss, it can be difficult to live life normally. According to recent studies, however, individuals that treat their hearing loss live happier healthier lives as a result. If you suffer from hearing loss, there are things you can do to prevent further damage to your hearing. Minimize Loud Noise Hearing loss occurs gradually, and is often due to a lifetime of exposure to loud noise. In order to prevent further damage, it is recommended that you avoid noises


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Chicago Beltone | Hearing Loss
Nov 19, 2018

Could Your Headaches Be Caused by Your Ears

There are more than 300 types of Headache. Occipital Neuralgia, Mastoiditis, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and dental problems can be the cause of pain behind the ear. If the pain gets worse, the possibility of an ear infection remains even after treatment. If you are still running a fever or are experiencing unexpected weight loss, you need to see your doctor. If you have sudden lockjaw, severe head pain, nausea, confusion, seizures, fatigue, or hearing loss, you should seek medical


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Chicago Beltone | Hearing Loss
Nov 05, 2018

How To Manage Your Child's Hearing Loss

If your child has hearing loss there are some things that you can do to help. While hearing loss will provide an extra challenge for the child, it will not hold them back from learning or communicating. Here are some hearing care tips to help your child reach their milestones. Get Answers Early Signs of hearing loss in infants can present very early on, so exposing your baby to sound sooner than later can help you determine if a hearing test is needed. If they have a hearing loss issue, they


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