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Bryan Grover, Contributor

Ear Cleaning 101: Everything You Wanted to Know

When it comes to ears, there’s one odd topic that people never seem to get sick of: earwax.

The internet has once again been inundated by earwax removal products, viral videos of people with candles in their ears, and the like.

Here at Vibe, we’re all about busting myths so this week we’re going to be covering everything with earwax. What is it, what causes it, and what you can do about it.

Let’s dig in. (sorry, we couldn’t resist)

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What is Listening Fatigue?

Have you ever wondered why you can feel mentally tired or drained after a long conversation? It doesn’t seem like you should be tired yet you are.

You might be experiencing listening fatigue.

This week, we will be talking about what listening fatigue is, what its causes are, and how to reduce its occurrence.

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How to Talk With a Family Member or Friend About Their Hearing

If there’s someone in your life that is dealing with hearing loss, it can be difficult to know how to start the conversation.

In most cases, you likely already can identify that they have hearing loss. You already know there's a problem and if you’re on this blog, you already know what the potential solutions are.

In this post, we will walk you through how to approach this topic in a thoughtful, considerate way that leads to a conversation rather than an argument.

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How to Support your Hearing with Lifestyle and Diet Changes

Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) raises awareness about communication disorders for Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM).

In recognition of BHSM, we’ll be talking about lifestyle and diet changes you can make to better support your hearing health.

This post will focus on different diet and lifestyle changes that you can make to prevent hearing loss. 

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6 Reasons Not to Give Up on Your Hearing Aid

Using hearing aids for the first time isn’t an instantaneous improvement. 

Getting the most out of them takes two things: time and patience. 

If you’re frustrated with your hearing aids and thinking about getting rid of them, here are 8 reasons why maybe you shouldn’t give up just yet.

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Diseases and Disorders That Have Been Linked to Hearing Loss

While the most common cause of hearing loss is exposure to loud noises, there are some diseases or disorders that can affect the hearing system. 

This is by no means meant to replace talking to a medical professional. However, it can be helpful to be aware of which diseases can affect your hearing should you or someone you know be diagnosed with one of these issues. It’s all the more imperative that they monitor their hearing levels throughout their treatment. 

Before we take a look, we want to remind you as always that if you’re experiencing any symptoms from the following list, please seek medical attention.

They are:

  • Chronic ear pain
  • Dizziness
  • Sudden hearing loss/ has gotten worse over a short period of time
  • Hearing loss in only one ear
  • Any matter or fluid coming out of the ear

With that covered, let’s begin.

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Do You Need an Audiologist or ENT? The Difference Between Various Hearing Care Professionals

Whether you’re just beginning your hearing care journey or are somewhere along the road, there are many different people you might have met or have yet to meet.

Questions often arise of who should be seen for what sorts of issues. Should you go to an audiologist or an ENT physician? Why might you see a physical therapist for hearing issues?

Read on for today’s post about the different types of medical and healthcare professionals and the roles they will play should you encounter them while caring for your hearing.

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How to Communicate Better with Hearing Loss

The goal of treating hearing loss is to make things that you do on a daily basis easier and improve your ability to communicate. 

While technology may be the start or a key part of your journey, there are also non-technical aspects to dealing with hearing loss that can make a huge difference in your quality of life.

This post will be focused on the communication strategies that can go a long way in helping you reclaim your quality of life and ability to communicate with less effort.

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When Should You Get a Hearing Aid?

“What’s going to happen? How much will it cost? Who do I need to talk to?”

The idea of getting a hearing aid can be an overwhelming prospect. 

This week we’re going to explain every single step of the process, from the moment you suspect that you have hearing loss until you walk out of a facility with brand new hearing aids and reclaim your quality of life.

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Celebrating Deaf History Month

Did you know it’s National Deaf History Month? 

First started in 1997, this annual recognition runs from March 13 through April 15th.

This week, we’ll be talking about National Deaf History Month, what it recognizes, and sharing a few stories of some people whose lives demonstrate the power of perseverance in spite of any disabilities.

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