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In an effort to keep you up-to-date on the latest news concerning hearing loss and related disorders, Timpanogos Hearing & Balance frequently posts blog articles. Check back often for updates!

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Hearing Loss Linked to Higher Drug & Alcohol Use

If you have hearing loss in American Fork – especially if you are younger than 50 – you’re twice as likely to misuse prescription opioids, according to a new national study. Your odds of abusing alcohol and other drugs are also higher. This makes early detection and treatment extremely important. Hearing Loss & Substance Abuse […]

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Tinnitus: More Common Than You Think in Utah

If you frequently notice a ringing in your ears but don’t even own a bell, you are part of a not-so-select group of people suffering from tinnitus. How non-excusive is this? About one in every five people experiences tinnitus in American Fork. It’s widespread throughout the U.S. and other countries, making it one of the […]

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Understanding Reverse-Slope Hearing Loss

If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss in American Fork, odds are good that you have the most difficulty understanding women’s and children’s voices. This is because most types of hearing loss affect high-frequency sounds. A rare condition called reverse-slope hearing loss made headlines recently when a woman from China – identified only as “Chen” […]

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The Sad Truth About Hearing Loss & Depression

About one out of every five people in American Fork has hearing loss. Along with difficulty communicating, these people are at risk for a number of associated medical problems if they do not take steps to treat their impairment. The correlation between hearing loss and a number of physical, social and psychological conditions is well-established; […]

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How Do Kids Lose Their Hearing?

If you’re like most people, you probably associate hearing loss with old age. But seniors aren’t the only ones to suffer from impaired hearing; in fact, only about one-third of patients are older than 65. In reality, hearing loss affects people of all ages – even children. Nearly 15 percent of kids in American Fork […]

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