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A Link Between Hearing Loss and Rheumatoid Arthritis

In Health, Hearing Health, Research, Signs & Symptoms by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Everyone knows that loud noise can damage your ears. However, there are lesser known causes of hearing loss that may surprise you. Some of these may include exposure to environmental toxins, certain medication, and smoking. However, did you know that rheumatoid arthritis has also been linked to hearing loss? What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease …

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Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health

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

It seems that the sounds of this modern world just keep getting harder and harder to escape. When was the last time that you could say you were truly free of the sounds of cars driving down the road, planes flying overhead, and the sounds of electronics buzzing? With the ever-increasing usability and accessibility of industry and technology, we are …

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Taking care of your hearing and vision slows cognitive decline by 50-75%

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

In the first year of our life our brain grow and develops by 50%. By the time we are 5 years old the brain is nearly 90% developed. However, it may come as a disappointment for many that the brain starts to decline as early as 45 years of age. If you are concerned about your cognitive health, it’s important …

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Tinnitus Can Be Alleviated with Meditation

In Research, tinnitus by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you ever find yourself decompressing at the end of a busy day, just to be confronted with an insistent ringing in your ears? This is the sound of tinnitus and aside from distracting it can cause chronic stress anxiety and sleeplessness. When tinnitus won’t quit, it can make it difficult to focus on your daily life, affecting work, relationships, …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

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

Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic disabilities affecting nearly 48 million people in the U.S.  Imagine being cut off from communication with your loved ones. Conversations happen around you but you can’t really participate like you used to. It starts to become more alluring to just stay home, rather than to try to go to a party or …