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As an Invisible Condition, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you struggle to hear in a crowd? Are you finding that you need the television turned up louder than the other people in your family and it’s leading to regular disagreements? If so, you are probably already suspecting and recognizing these instances as common signs of hearing loss. You may have suspected this for a while now and thought …

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Tired of Loud Restaurants? This App Can Help.

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

We not only eat to sustain ourselves but to connect to others. Eating is often a social event, sharing food, recipes, and ideas. In fact, research from the University of Oxford shows that when people often share meals together, they are more likely they are to feel happy and satisfied with their lives. When the COVID 19 pandemic temporarily closed …

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A Link Between Gout & Hearing Loss

In Diet, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you ever experience a severe pain in your foot or big toe? This often signifies gout, a common and complex form of arthritis. You wouldn’t think that a condition affecting your feet would affect your hearing as well, however, recent studies have indicated a strong connection between the two conditions. What is Gout? Most typically gout manifests itself as foot …

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Headphones & Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Technology by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you suspect you have hearing loss and think you could benefit from hearing aids? Today’s hearing aids offer advancements which far surpass those of the past. While analog hearing aids of the past amplified every sound across the board, today’s digital hearing aids can be programed to amplify only the sounds you struggle with based on your hearing exam. …

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Myths about Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

It’s estimated that one in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older have hearing loss in both ears. 28 million could benefit from hearing aids, however of those who could benefit from treatment only 20 percent ever do. Part of what keeps people from addressing their hearing loss is a lack of …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

The health of our heart is essential as it pumps and distributes healthy oxygenated blood to our brains, cells, and organs throughout our body. Maintaining a healthy heart is attainable with regular exercise a healthy diet and regular doctor visits to monitor for complications. However, all too often heart disease becomes the leading cause of death in the US, prematurely …

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Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

A major misconception about hearing loss is that it is caused by aging, only impacting older adults. But hearing loss actually affects people of all ages and it can be developed at any time. One of the most common causes of impaired hearing is exposure to loud noise. Known as noise-induced hearing loss, this is caused by one time or …

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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Whether it’s a lifestyle change or simply a commitment to keep in touch with loved ones better, New Year’s Resolutions can be a great way to motivate you to make a fresh start.  The resolutions that are generally most successful are those that are easiest to keep. If you’re looking for a straightforward resolution that you can repeat year after …

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Communication Disorders are More Common in Kids than You Think

In Communication, Family & Friendships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

All learning is built on the foundation of language. Eye contact, crying, vocalizing, and gesturing are the initial ways children learn to communicate. They pick up on the language of the people around them as they get older. Children then learn about their world through language, which they acquire by talking, playing, and reading; parents and teachers utilize a variety …