Listen Up! Debunking The Myth That Hearing Aids Could Do More Damage Than Good

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An astounding 35 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss. Whether extreme or mild, this is a condition which can change everything from communications to work performance. Hearing aids are, by far, the best way to work around this, yet just 28.5% of those 35 million go down this route.

Admittedly, there are varying reasons for this. For some, hearing aids aren’t viable, while others don’t realize this is a choice. In some cases, though, people steer clear due to common myths. The ‘bulky hearing aid’ myth is the most prevalent of these, but some also fear that hearing aids could make their hearing worse.

In reality, a well-suited hearing aid should never damage hearing. That said, there are rare cases where damage could, indeed, occur. Still, that by no means suggests you’d better of steering clear. In most cases, worsening hearing loss is due to a few basic hearing aid mistakes which are easy to rectify. We’re going to prove that by considering them here.

An incorrect fit

A poorly fitted hearing aid is the leading cause for hearing aid related hearing loss. You should always seek hearing aids from a trained audiologist who works to understand your hearing and needs. They will make sure both that your hearing aid is at the right frequency, and also that it sits right in your ear. This ensures that your aids aren’t too high or louder than necessary. It also guarantees you never need risk damaging your ears when inserting them.

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Improper care

Even once hearing aids have been professionally fitted, it’s down to you to care for them properly if you want to keep your hearing healthy in the long-term. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that dirty tubes could lead to infections which are sure to do damage. Not to mention that failure to change your batteries could prevent the positive impact of wearing aids in the first place. To make sure that doesn’t happen, it’s worth making an effort to learn more about proper hearing aid care. That way, you never need to worry about your negligence leading to a worsening in your hearing. You’ll simply be able to keep enjoying those hearing benefits.

Volume trouble

The majority of hearing aids now adjust their volume automatically depending on the setting. This, paired with proper programming, means you probably won’t have to worry about your volume settings. This is vital considering that continually turning your aids up too high could do significant damage to your hearing on the whole. Instead, try to adjust to the sound settings in place. If you’re struggling, you could even ask to use a hearing aid loop. This will transmit audio signals directly to the t-coil in your aid for clarity.

These steps are simple to keep on top with. In fact, they’re precautions any hearing aid wearer should already be paying attention to. And, with these in place, you’ll never again need to worry about your aids doing damage.

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The Facts About Why You’re So Fatigued

Fatigue isn’t just feeling tired. When you’re feeling fatigued, a nap alone might not just cut it. It’s feeling like you don’t have the energy for just about anything, and can get in the way of a happy, healthy life. So, what’s bringing your energy levels all the way down and what can you do about it?

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You’re not sleeping right

Though fatigue and sleepiness aren’t always linked, there is often a direct link between the two. If you have lost control of your internal sleep clock, you might find it hard to increase the number of hours you sleep or when you go to bed. There are ways to reset that sleep clock, however. Limiting your exposure to blue light (from laptops, smartphone screens, and other electronics), fasting with 12 hours between breakfast and dinner, and even going camping and exposing your body to the day-night natural light cycle can all help. If you can restart your sleep clock, it can be much easier to go to bed a little earlier and wake up much more refreshed.

You’re not getting the nutrition you need

What we eat and what nutrients we absorb also play a big role when it comes to determining our energy levels. Well balanced meals spaced throughout the day improve our ability to digest food and how our metabolism converts energy, which means we feel more energetic. Hydration is just as important, and IV vitamin therapy can be the boost you need of both nutrients and hydration. It can help give you the energy boost you need while you make the move towards a healthier diet.

It could be in your head

The fact that mood can affect your energy is not a thought to be taken too lightly. Chronic fatigue and a distinct lack of motivation is one of the strange ways that depression can affect you. Depression isn’t just a state of mind, it influences the chemical balance in your brain, and can stop you feeling the effects of natural feel good chemicals like dopamine and endorphins, which give you that energy rush. Taking steps to address depression is essential if you feel like your fatigue is also paired with low moods.

Why it’s worth getting checked out

If you do believe that depression might be the cause of your fatigue, then arranging an appointment with your doctor can be one of the best ways to start addressing it. However, there are many potential medical causes of fatigue, some of them with symptoms and impacts that could be legitimately dangerous. These include diabetes, anemia, liver failure, COPD, sleep apnea, and more. You shouldn’t jump to any conclusions about what might be causing your fatigue. However, it is wise to get yourself checked out just to make sure there are no more serious problems lurking beneath it.

Whether it’s caused by lifestyle factors or there are real reasons you should be seeking medical advice, it’s important to stamp fatigue out when you have the chance. It’s impact on your mood, social life, and health habits are too serious to let lie.

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Ready to Mingle

Have you noticed how easy it is to meet other single people nowadays? Single people like you and me. You don’t have to go out, go to a bar, or other party places, to meet someone special. All you have to do is go online and try out free dating sites. Why not, right?

I have been working really hard over the past two and a half decades for my family. I haven’t thought of settling down because I want to give my all to everyone around me first before I focus on myself. That’s why at my age, I am still single. But this girl is ready to mingle now that my siblings are stable in their lives. I would like to try out dating but since I am busy with work, it is best that I do it in the best platform at my disposal at the moment. The internet.

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Serious and Casual Dating

Dating is something I have done several times in the past. I have had serious dates and casual ones. I have done one-time dates but I have also been in exclusive relationships which I thought would lead to forever. I don’t regret any of it. I learned so much from every man I ever dated and it made me a better person each time.

Casual dating is employed by a lot of single individuals who want to just be with someone for a limited time. Dine out, drinks after, and maybe, some intimacy before parting ways. No calls the following day. No messages sent. Nothing that will make it to another date soon.

Serious dating is when one date turns into two, three, or weekly ones. Dinner, wine or beer after it, and staying the night. It is when calls and messages are made the day after. One date turns into a continuous communication and, most of the time, into an exclusive relationship.

Online Dating

I have friends who have met their significant others through online dating sites, like WeLoveDates. Some became serious, others fizzled out. I have tried it once but nothing came out of it because I really didn’t give it enough time and focus. I was too busy working my way up the corporate ladder to take time out to focus on online dating.

I want to give it another try, though. My friends have been telling me to date again because I am not getting any younger. I should enjoy life and not just let it pass me by. They are right, of course. I am ready to give my attention to dating and starting it online is the best option for me at the moment.

Living Life to the Fullest

I have told everyone I care about to always live life to the fullest, to always seize the moment and not to let anything important pass by. I should also apply it to my own life. I should also make sure that I am enjoying my life right now especially that I have done everything I can for my love ones.

You should, too.

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8 Reasons To Buy Your Home in the Summer

Buying a home doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. Here are eight reasons why the lazy days of summer are the best time to contact your realtor Marina del Rey and kickstart the home-buying process.

1. Summer’s the best time to sell your old home.

If you’re moving from a rental property, all you have to do is navigate your lease agreement. If you own your soon-to-be-former home, however, you may need to coordinate its sale with the purchase of your new home. Summer’s the best time to do that.

2. You’ll have more properties to choose from.

Since summer is an ideal time to sell, you’ll have more options as a buyer. Year in and year out, the number of homes on the market rises along with the temperatures. This means you can be flexible and avoid having to settle for a property that offers less than what you were looking for or that isn’t right for your budget.

3. The weather is better for moving.

This is particularly important if you’re moving to or from a part of the country that experiences brutal winters. Lugging furniture and boxes through the snow is no fun. Neither is paying professional movers to endure the elements in your place.

4. Mortgage rates are usually lower.

While markets certainly fluctuate, generally speaking, mortgage rates are lower in the summer. Locking in a lower interest rate and cheaper home loan has the potential to deliver considerable savings in the long run, no matter if you’re interested in single-family homes, condos, or townhomes for sale.

5. Your kids are out of school.

Moving is a big adjustment for kids, no matter their age. You can ease the transition, especially if they’ll be changing schools, by making your move during the summer.

6. It’s a good time for DIY projects.

If you’ve got your eye on a fixer upper, summer can be the best time to buy. The weather is more cooperative for DIY projects, and it’s often easier to take time off of work as well. If your children are out of school or home from college, you can stick a rake or a screwdriver in their hands, too.

7. You can get a better feel for the neighborhood.

What do you do when the weather turns cold? You stay inside with a good book or a Netflix binge as frequently as possible. Your potential neighbors likely do too. That’s why summer presents the best time to get a real idea of what the neighborhood is like. In the warm weather, your future neighbors will be out and about, allowing you to get a feel for things such as how many kids are on your block and who needs to break out the lawnmower more often.

8. You could snag a spring price drop.

Spring is also a popular time for sellers to list their homes. Come summertime, however, if a house hasn’t sold, some sellers are motivated to lower their prices in order to get things moving and avoid spending another season with their homes on the market.

Buying a home during the summer can alleviate many of the stresses that moving brings. If you’ve been thinking about a change of address, contact your Los Angeles real estate agent today to start the search for your dream home.

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Planning the Perfect Family Road Trip without the Stress

Planning a family road trip can be very stressful to say the least. After all, you need to cater to the interests of everyone, while trying to keep everything under budget. This can be difficult, but not impossible.

Include Everyone

When planning your road trip, try and get some input from the kids too. They’ll be excited because they feel as though they’re helping, and they may even be able to give you some insight into the places they want to visit. If you want to make this process easier then suggest destinations that already have the approval of the adults, so that you don’t get their hopes up over somewhere not everyone wants to go.

Start Saving

Trips tend to be somewhat expensive. You’ll need to pay for accommodation and fuel too. If you want to make the whole trip much more affordable then it’s a good idea for you to start a savings account way in advance. That way you can put away a small amount each month without having to worry.

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Plan

Planning a trip can be great fun. When you have settled on your destination, take your kids to the local library and take out some books that relate to the place you’re visiting. That way you can help to educate them, and you can also find out where the best stops are. Some attractions may require you to book a reservation in advance, so it’s worth looking into this before you embark on your adventure. If you want to make the most out of your trip, then it’s a good idea for you to plan out some free attractions along the way too. This could involve visiting a history museum or even attending a family fun day.

Paper Maps

Paper maps are fun to use and they can also make the trip feel super exciting. Get the kids involved when finding out which turnoff to take. When you do, you can help to teach them about geography and you can also make the trip much more memorable. It also means that you have a backup just in case your GPS goes out of signal along the way too.

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Packing

If you take too much stuff with you when you go on your adventure, then the car will end up being cluttered and you may even find that the whole trip becomes uncomfortable. If you don’t take enough with you on the other hand, you may find that the kids get bored and restless along the way, and this is the last thing that you need. If you want to get around that, try and pack some magnetic travel games, or even a notebook. Snacks are also a must-have because they will help to keep everyone entertained on the journey, including the adults! When packing snacks, try and take sweets that come in individual wrappers so they don’t stick to the seats. Remember that road trips can be long and you might not always be able to clean up the mess right away.

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