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Sound Advice from Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic

Written by Randa Mansour-Shousher, AuD, CCC-A. Posted in Health and Beauty

Q: I recently attended a concert and had a great time but thought it was too loud. Considering how loud it was where I was sitting, I wondered what the musicians would be experiencing in the midst of that noise. How many musicians are damaging their hearing?

A: The correlation between hearing difficulties and musicians is quite high. Professional musicians are almost four times as likely to develop what is called noise-induced hearing loss compared to the general population. But that’s not the only concern musicians have; tinnitus is also known to develop.

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Expert answers to cosmetic procedure FAQs

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Dr. Wade Banker of Luxe Laser Vein & Body Center strives to educate clients on all aspects of cosmetic procedures so they know exactly what to expect when they decide to have one done. During consultations, clients ask him a wide variety of questions, many of which seem to come up again and again, suggesting that many people in the community may be wondering the same thing. Here are several of those FAQs along with Dr. Banker’s expert responses:

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How to maximize your benefits from acupuncture and chiropractic treatments

Written by Douglas A. Schwan, DC, Dip ac. Posted in Health and Beauty

Back in the ‘70s when Arnold Schwarzenegger was lifting weights and winning awards for his physique, he was in a documentary entitled Pumping Iron. The documentary showed how he utilized acupuncture and chiropractic to help him recover quickly from the pain of injuries as well as increase his overall energy level.

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Heart attack symptoms may differ for women

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

If you think a heart attack is always signaled by crushing chest pain and that heart disease is primarily a problem for men but not women, you need to think again. While some degree of chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of heart attack, it’s not unusual for very different symptoms to manifest themselves during a heart attack, particularly among women. With respect to men being more vulnerable to heart disease than women, that’s a myth, too. In fact, heart disease is the number-one killer of both men and women.

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Musicians and hearing loss

Written by Diana Randolph, AuD, CCC-A. Posted in Health and Beauty

What do Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osbourne, and Barbara Streisand have in common? Other than being rock stars/musicians, they all have hearing loss and/or tinnitus due to being around loud music. While noise exposure from factory work or firearm use is more common, hearing loss due to loud music is more common than you think.

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Eating well - Healthy eating hints for Heart Month

Written by Laurie Syring, RD/LD. Posted in Health and Beauty

February has been designated American Heart Month to help raise awareness of heart disease and promote ways to maintain a healthy heart. One of the ways we’re all aware of is to eat a “heart-healthy diet.” However, few of us really know what that means or even pay much attention to our heart—that is, unless we have to because something, unfortunately, has gone wrong with it.

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Sound Advice from Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic

Written by Randa Mansour-Shousher, AuD, CCC-A. Posted in Health and Beauty

Q: Hi there. I have hearing loss in both ears that I have been in denial about for several years. I know I have to bite the bullet and go see an audiologist to start addressing this hearing loss. I’m a little self-conscious and don’t really want anyone to see that I’m wearing a hearing aid, but I want the best hearing. Could you please bring me up to date on the latest hearing instruments?

A: As other electronic technology systems have improved, it’s no surprise that hearing aid technology has changed over the past few years also. The changes are affecting the way we are able to hear, allowing the transformation of lives by making hearing and listening trouble-free.

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