Tag Archives: Loss

Living with mild hearing loss

Hearing loss is divided into degrees of severity from mild to profound. If you have mild hearing loss, your hearing loss isn’t severe and you can likely “fake it until you make it” in many social situations. However, despite how it sounds, “mild” hearing loss doesn’t mean harmless—it can still have profound effects on your quality… Read More »

5 Successful Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing loss has devastating and detrimental effects on the victim. While some get fewer job opportunities, others struggle with impaired communication, low esteem, and social withdraw. Ear damage happens gradually and with minimal warning indicators. By the time most individuals notice their failing sense of hearing, it almost too late.  It is worth noting that… Read More »

Amplified stethoscopes assist healthcare workers who have hearing loss

A stethoscope is a critical tool in the delivery of health care services. It amplifies sounds within the body, making it easier for nurses, doctors and paramedics to hear a patient’s heart beat, blood pressure and respiration, among other sounds. However, when the person using the stethoscope has hearing loss, it may be next to impossible… Read More »

COVID-19 and hearing loss: What we know

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has now been linked to many long-term complications, including heart damage, lung damage and neurological disorders. One emerging area of research is whether hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can result from coronavirus infection—either as a symptom or as a complication days or weeks later. We do know that many different types… Read More »

Can I get workers’ compensation for hearing loss?

Workplace-related hearing loss is a common issue, especially as our world gets noisier.  Without adequate hearing protection, manytypes of jobs can cause hearing loss. While noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) can happen in every industry, it’s more likely to affect people who work in manufacturing, mining and oil/gas extraction, agriculture, construction and carpentry. Many military jobs also… Read More »