Senior couple at the FairExposure to loud noise can hurt your health in a number of ways you may not expect.

While we all realize that excessive noise is detrimental to our hearing health, most of us don’t stop to think of how it affects other areas of our physical and mental wellbeing.

Man touching ear 700x467Most hearing loss occurs gradually, over years or even decades. Although it’s something to get checked out by a professional when it’s noticed, it’s not a medical emergency.

There is a kind of hearing loss, however, that must not be ignored for even a day: sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) occurs either instantly or over the course of a few days. Some people notice it when they wake up in the morning and immediately sense that their hearing is impaired.

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Now that the summer travel season is upon us, many Floridians are making plans to visit other parts of the country to see family and friends.

Traveling can be difficult for anyone but traveling with hearing loss presents a unique set of challenges. Unfamiliar surroundings, new schedules and different processes make it even more critical to be able to communicate and know what’s going on around us.

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Technology has redefined what it means to be living with hearing loss.

Advancements in hearing aid capabilities have opened up a whole world of sound to those who may have considered good listening experiences impossible for them.

Oticon has long been at the forefront of hearing aid technology and it shows no signs of letting up. The company is continually pushing the envelope of what is possible for those with hearing loss. Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida offers the following information about three products Oticon is revolutionizing hearing devices.

AdobeStock 81993402Research shows that individuals with hearing loss are more likely to be readmitted after a hospital stay than those with healthy hearing.

A study conducted by researchers at New York University found that patients 65 and older who had difficulty communicating with hospital staff due to hearing loss were 32% more likely to be readmitted within 30 days when compared to those without communication difficulty.

Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida highlights how hearing loss can affect an individual’s overall health picture.

The senior author of the study, Jan Blustein, MD, Ph.D., NYU professor, said the stressful environment of the hospital makes those with hearing loss more at risk of readmission.

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