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How Can Contact Sports Contribute to Hearing Loss?

Professional and recreational sports are a big part of American culture. If you drive around St. Louis on a weekend morning, you’ll find hundreds of adults and children participating in recreational sports. Though playing sports has many benefits, there are still some health risks, especially with contact sports. How Are Head Injuries and Hearing Loss […]

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Medications With Potential Links to Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

Unfortunately, many medications meant to help treat and relieve pain and other health issues can have damaging side effects. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) reports that over 200 medications actually damage the inner ear, causing cause tinnitus, hearing loss, or balance issues. These medications are referred to as “ototoxic” and can cause temporary or permanent […]

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Understanding High-Frequency Hearing Loss

Slightly different from regular hearing loss, high-frequency hearing loss primarily causes difficulty hearing sounds between 2,000 and 8,000 Hz. Individuals with high-frequency hearing loss may be able to hear deeper sounds well while also struggling to understand the voices of women and children or to hear phone calls, doorbells, and bird and other animal sounds. […]

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Tips for Traveling With Hearing Loss

If you wear hearing aids and aren’t used to traveling, you may feel nervous about navigating a new city and having a safe trip. Fortunately, you can take a few steps ahead of time to make this process easier. Ask for Special Accommodations Whether you’re traveling alone or in a group, call a few hotels […]

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Hearing Loss vs. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

Both auditory processing disorder (APD) and hearing loss can be difficult or even debilitating conditions without the proper treatment. However, the first step in receiving proper treatment is assessing which condition is present. The Basics of Hearing Hearing is often simplified as a singular action whereby ears pick up sound. In reality, it’s a much […]

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When Should I Visit the Doctor for Ear Pain?

Due to wax buildup, inflammation, or other external factors, mild ear pain may come and go without incident for many individuals. However, sometimes ear pain can indicate a larger problem that should be addressed by a doctor. Here’s how to know when to visit a doctor for ear pain. When Fever or Other Symptoms Strike […]

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Recognizing Common Symptoms of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a common problem affecting a large number of adults. In fact, the Hearing Health Foundation estimates that tinnitus affects 1 in 5 adults and 3 in 5 returning military service members. Knowing the symptoms is the best way to begin alleviating any problems that come with this condition. What Is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is […]

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