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Diabetes is a condition that affects a staggering number of people in the United States. If the prevalence of pre-diabetes is taken into account, the illness affects at least 88 million Americans with high blood glucose levels. With so many people suffering from diabetes and pre-diabetes, you're bound to know someone, have someone in your family, or maybe have diabetes.

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Estimates show that every year in the United States alone, more than one million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) require hospitalization and as many as three million head injuries, including mild concussions.  People who survive serious head injuries may have problems for the rest of their lives, and people who have less severe injuries may have problems for a few days,

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As parents, we have so many concerns about our children’s health and safety. We obsess over the food they eat, the drugs they take, the clothes they wear. One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to kids' health is sound—specifically, just how negatively hearing loss can affect a child’s development. In this piece, I’ll be exploring just how

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  Hearing loss may occur with comorbidities and other physical and medical conditions. Comorbidity is the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or the presence of one or more other disorders coinciding with a primary disorder. Comorbidities of hearing loss include cardiovascular disease, dementia, balance disorders, and diabetes. While the connections between hearing loss and dementia and hearing loss and

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Can drinking and smoking have an impact on your hearing? Recent research suggests that smoking may cause more harm than you realize and that too many crazy Friday nights may be harming your hearing.   The Effects of Smoking on Hearing It may surprise you to realize that smoking can cause hearing loss. You already know that smoking is unhealthy

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a group of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, hearing scientists, and students who seek to make effective communication a human right in the United States. Every May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates itself to raising awareness of communication disorders and the importance of hearing healthcare professionals. The subject for this year's Better Speech

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If you've been wearing hearing aids for a while, you're probably concerned about how long they'll last. Especially if you're on a tight budget, it can feel like an added strain to keep shelling out money. But it's important to remember that hearing aids are an investment in your quality of life. They make it much easier to enjoy things

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According to a World Health Organization estimate, about 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. They also predict that by 2050 the number will grow to over 900 million. Hearing impaired and deaf communities worldwide range from those who use hearing aids and rely on lip-reading to those who use sign language of various forms. There are two major

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The following scenario will be familiar to anyone who suffers from hearing loss: Someone with a hard-to-hear voice initiates a chat with you. Perhaps it's a child or someone with a quiet voice. You know there will be an issue as soon as this individual starts talking. Although you can see a mouth move and read body language, the words

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Sooner or later, most people will encounter a situation where a loved one is diagnosed with hearing loss. About 20 percent of Americans report some degree of hearing loss. The incidence of hearing loss jumps to one in three people over age 65. It’s a condition that affects a considerable portion of the population, and those numbers will only increase

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