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Treatments for Misophonia

Posted on April 18, 2018

Do you feel enraged when you hear people chewing? Have you ever snapped at a family member or friend because you felt they were breathing too loudly? Does your blood boil when you hear someone sigh, sniff, or snore? You may suffer from misophonia, which literally translates to “hatred of sounds.” Some sounds – like […]

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The Link Between Oral Health and Hearing Loss

Posted on March 29, 2018

Learning that your hearing health is excellent may make you smile, but did you know that your oral health can actually influence your ability to hear? Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by pathogenic bacteria, which can enter the bloodstream and threaten a person’s overall health. In fact, gum disease may lead to heart […]

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Our New Office in Scottsdale, AZ

Posted on March 20, 2018

Sound Relief Hearing Center is thrilled to announce the opening of a new office in Scottsdale, Arizona, which will open its doors on April 2, 2018. Dr. Julie Prutsman began Sound Relief Hearing Center in December 2011 in her hometown, Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Since then, our team of talented audiologists has helped thousands of patients […]

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The Impact of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus on Relationships

Posted on March 8, 2018

Hearing loss can make you feel alone in the world. But in fact, many people understand exactly what you’re going through; about 20 percent of Americans report some degree of hearing loss. In addition, although you experience it alone, your hearing loss can affect all of your relationships. At Sound Relief we have found that […]

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Hearing Aid Maintenance 101

Posted on February 14, 2018

Do you understand the essentials of hearing aid maintenance? Although hearing aids don’t require a lot of upkeep, it’s important that you maintain and protect your devices to extend their lifespans, prevent breakdowns, and avoid repairs. Use the hearing aid maintenance tips below to keep your hearing aids in working order for years to come.

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Hearing Aid Myths Debunked

Posted on February 1, 2018

Did you know that about 20 percent of Americans experience hearing loss? That’s over 48 million people! Hearing loss affects people of all ages. Depending on the cause, it may be minor or severe, temporary or permanent. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from hearing loss don’t seek treatment because they’ve heard some harmful hearing aid myths. […]

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List of Ototoxic Medications

Posted on December 28, 2017

There are more than 450 prescription and over-the-counter drugs that can trigger tinnitus, make existing tinnitus worse, or cause a new tinnitus sound to appear. In fact, most drug classes have tinnitus-causing drugs sprinkled throughout. For example, antibiotics, painkillers, anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs, antimalarial medications, anti-cancer drugs, and blood pressure controlling medications – to name […]

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Treatment Options for Single-Sided Deafness

Posted on December 13, 2017

Ears come in pairs. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that hearing conditions come in twos as well. When it comes to single-sided deafness (SSD), that’s a good thing. SSD, also referred to as “dead ear,” is a condition in which a person has lost hearing in one ear. In the other ear, the person may […]

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Stem Cells and Hearing Loss

Posted on November 30, 2017

Stem cells have an extraordinary power: the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and to give rise to specialized cells. Countless research studies have focused on stem cells and the many conditions that could potentially be treated using them, which has led audiologists to wonder about the relationship between stem cells and hearing […]

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The Stigma of Hearing Loss

Posted on November 2, 2017

Unfortunately, hearing loss carries a stigma, or “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person” (source). This ignominy is perpetuated by advertisers, the general public, and even people with hearing loss. Due to the stigma of hearing loss, people who struggle with this condition may refrain from seeking treatment, believing that a […]

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