Depression from Hearing Loss

Research continues to link hearing loss to depression, loneliness, and many other chronic diseases. It would seem logical that hearing loss might lead to social isolation, then to loneliness, depression, and an erosion in quality of life. However, as this webinar by Victor Bray, PhD, of Salus University points out, the problem may be much more complicated.

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Your hearing is at risk every day — and from many sources. You can, however, take steps to protect your ears from the many common threats to your hearing that can accumulate over time. Not all hearing loss is avoidable, but you can reduce your risk.

How to Know If You Need Cerumen Removal

The buildup of cerumen, or earwax, in your ears can cause temporary hearing loss, dizziness, or even infection. An audiologist or family doctor can clear excess earwax quickly and painlessly during a short office visit.

What Causes Tinnitus (And What Can I Do About It)?

Phantom sounds that you seem to hear, but which aren’t coming from the world around you are part of an issue called tinnitus. A symptom of physical or medical conditions, including hearing loss or injury, tinnitus sounds can be a major distraction.

Three Reasons You Need Your Ears Professionally Cleaned

Though it’s rare, earwax can build up and block your ear canal, leading to loss of hearing and balance issues. Despite common use, cotton swabs aren’t safe or effective for removing wax buildup. You need professional care when symptoms arise.

The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Are you struggling to follow conversations? Do you strain to hear the TV? If so, you may be having problems with your hearing. Read on to learn more about the link between hearing loss and cognitive issues — and what you can do about it.