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A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

In Diet & Nutrition, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Topic, Lifestyle, Research by Dr. Kevin H. Ivory

We cherish the sound of laughter when sharing time with friends. We relish the notes of a complex melody as our favorite song swells. We listen for the sound of a child’s first words, birds chirping on a warm day and snow padding lightly onto the ground on a winter’s night. Unfortunately, many people will experience hearing loss throughout the …

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Hearing Loss & Vertigo: All About Meniere’s Disease

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Category, Hearing Loss Topic by Dr. Kevin H. Ivory

The inner ear controls all aspects of movement, which means any disruption can wreak havoc on a person’s ability to walk or balance properly. Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance. If you have these dizzy spells, you might feel like you are spinning or that the world around you is spinning. There are numerous reasons for vertigo, but …

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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss Topic by Dr. Kevin H. Ivory

Hearing health has an impact on the overall health and wellness of a human being. Hearing impairment is linked to several health problems. For example, balance problems, social isolation, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes are among the main causes of hearing loss. While communicating and connecting with other people, the physical sphere is absolutely essential. Maintaining individual vitality could mean retaining brain …

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Hearing Aids and Artificial Intelligence

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss Category by Dr. Kevin H. Ivory

Do you have someone in your family or a close friend who has experienced hearing loss? How did you feel when they lose their sense of hearing? Was it temporary or terminal? Loss of discussion is the kind of experience that can change a person’s life. When a person loses their hearing, they cannot function normally within society as they …

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Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

In Hearing Loss Topic by Dr. Kevin H. Ivory

As we age, we begin to notice everyday things start to change. We move a little slower, require more time to recharge and for some, sound seems to affect us differently. You are not just imagining that some sounds seem louder than others and more irritating than before. By exploring differences in the way younger and older adults respond to …

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss Topic by Dr. Kevin H. Ivory

A growing body of research indicates that people with untreated hearing loss may be at an increased risk of depression. Depression is a common mental disorder that affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide, according to the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). Depression can be a devastating illness that can be successfully treated. Unfortunately, depression—like hearing loss—often goes unrecognized …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Kevin H. Ivory

If you’ve had hearing aids for a couple of years now, you probably know what an invaluable tool they are in every aspect of your life. You already know the importance of your hearing aids functioning at their highest capacity, but like anything your hearing aids life span is not infinite. How does one know when it is time to …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss Category by Dr. Kevin H. Ivory

Not all hearing loss is equivalent in how it may be affecting an individual’s communication. We hear with our brains, not our ears. How an individual’s brain processes and interprets the sounds in their environments is unique to every single person.  At La Canada Hearing, if an individual has trouble hearing conversations in groups or communicating in noisy environments then …

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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Topic by Dr. Kevin H. Ivory

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 36 million Americans suffer from a hearing loss—this includes 17% of our adult population. Approximately one third of Americans between ages 65 and 74 and nearly half of those over age 75 have hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing older adults …