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Dealing with Hearing Loss after Cancer

by admin - October 1st, 2018

From Breastcancer.org

Hearing problems can include hearing loss and ringing in your ears (tinnitus). Hearing problems can occur naturally and gradually as you get older, but they also can be a side effect of some breast cancer treatments.

Signs you may have a hearing problem:

  • Hearing sounds (ringing, buzzing, humming, or whooshing) in your ear when no external sounds are present. The noises may vary in pitch or switch from ear to ear.
  • The sounds are loud enough to interfere with your concentration or muffle or distort surrounding noises.

Study looks at Hearing Loss in Cancer Survivors

by Kyle - October 1st, 2018

Contributed by Lisa Packer, staff writer, Healthy Hearing

September 6, 2016

It has long been known that certain chemotherapy drugs are associated with hearing loss. But now for the first time, a new study at Indiana University has found a correlation between higher doses of a commonly used drug and increased hearing loss.

Cancer survivors risk increased hearing loss.

A Technological Godsend to Counter Hearing Loss

by admin - September 9th, 2015

The ‘hearing loop’ is a remarkable advance, but all too hard to find in the U.S.
By DAVID G. MYERS
Updated Aug. 27, 2015 7:24 p.m. ET

The first time I clicked on my hearing aids’ telecoils, it seemed like magic. It was 1999 and my wife and I were sitting in a historic abbey on Scotland’s Isle of Iona. I had gradually become hard of hearing and had gotten my first hearing aid in my 40s, and the abbey wasn’t built with acoustics in mind. The amplified voice of the worship leader caromed off the stone walls, reverberating into a fog by the time it reached my ears.

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close: Fans Risk Hearing Loss

by olivia@4myears.com - September 5th, 2014

(SOURCE: NPR, BY LINDA POON)

The current record holder for loudest crowd in history are the fans of the Seattle Seahawks, who cheered so loud that they induced a mini-earthquake. But that level of noise can permanently damage fans' hearing.

The current record holder for loudest crowd in history are the fans of the Seattle Seahawks, who cheered so loud that they induced a mini-earthquake. But that level of noise can permanently damage fans’ hearing. (Scott Eklund/AP)

For diehard football fans, nothing beats screaming your lungs out in the stadium alongside tens of thousands of other fans.

There is, however, a downside: hearing loss.

With the battle among fans to be the loudest crowd getting almost as competitive as the NFL itself, hearing experts say it’s time for a serious conversation about the damage caused by crowd noise.

The Boss Wants to See You!

by admin - August 12th, 2014

The Boss Wants to See You!

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE

by admin - May 9th, 2014

MoRx is Missouri’s State Pharmacy Assistance Program. MoRx was created by the 93rd General Assembly to provide prescription drug assistance to seniors and persons with disabilities with Medicare’s ( Part D) Prescription Drug Program.

 

Benefits of MoRx

  • MoRx works with all Medicare Part D plans.
  • MoRx pays for 50%of your out-of-pocket costs on medications that are covered by your Medicare Part D plan. This means you will save 50% on your duductible, 50% on your co-pays, including during the coverage gap and beyond. MoRx does not pay for the Medicare Part D Plan’s monthly premium.

MISSOURI RESOURCES

by admin - May 9th, 2014

There is a wide variety of resources in the state of Missouri for seniors regarding care. Listed below is contact information for services in the state.

Area Agency on Aging & Services——————-1-573-526-4542

health.mo.gov/seniors/aaa/

Develops and implements programs and services for older persons at the local level

 

Department of Veterans Affairs———————–1-800-827-1000

mo.gov/veterans/

Offers information about VA medical benefits

 

Department of Social Services-Division of Family Services

MO HealthNet Division——————————-1-8000-392-2161

dss.mo.gov/mhd/

Purchases and monitors health care services for low income and vulnerable citizens

 

Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline——————–1-8000-392-0210

10 Reasons Why Hearing Tests Are Essential for Women’s Complete Wellness

by admin - April 25th, 2014

Hearing loss is linked to other important women’s health issues, but recognizing and addressing it can enhance well-being, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). BHI is urging women of all ages to take the free, quick, and confidential online BHI Hearing Check at www.BetterHearing.org during National Women’s Health Week (May 11-17). Anyone can take the online survey to determine if they need a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing health professional.

Miracle-Ear Specialist Addresses Southeast Missouri State University Students

by admin - April 18th, 2014

We were invited this week to speak to a class of Southeast Missouri State University business students. Kyle R Griffin, a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist representing the Miracle-Ear Foundation went to Southeast Missouri State University on April 17, 2014, and gave the students a lecture about how to protect their hearing. During the lecture the topics of discussion included the prevalence of hearing loss, the dangers of noise induced hearing loss, the social and economic impacts it can have on their lives and how it can be avoided.

Don’t Damage Your Hearing During Spring Cleaning

by admin - April 8th, 2014

From HealthyHearing

Ahhh, spring! That wonderful time of year when everything is new again — and we are mysteriously compelled to engage in the annual ritual of spring cleaning.

Unfortunately, some of the equipment we use to clean inside and out this time of year is hard on our hearing. According to the Occupational spring cleaning, hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, causes, hearing protectionHealth and Safety Administration (OSHA), individuals who are exposed to noise levels over 85 decibels (dB) for more than eight hours daily run the risk of permanently damaging their hearing. That’s why employers with noisy job environments are required to provide hearing protection for their employees.

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