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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

4 Signs It's Time For A Hearing Aid

by Clifton Davidson

It is normal to mishear people every now and again. Some would even call that selective hearing (where you hear what you want to hear). Accidentally ignoring someone due to being lost in your thoughts is also normal. It happens to everyone every so often. However, if you feel that you may be suffering from hearing loss, these things may start happening to you on a more frequent basis. How can you be sure that it is you and not just normal aspects of aging? Here are 5 signs it may be time for a hearing aid.  

Women and Children Are Difficult To Understand. Maybe you can hear men just fine, but why do women and children speak so softly? The answer may be that you have some higher frequency hearing issues. Since the voices of women and children are usually a much higher pitch than male voices, they can be difficult to understand. It is normal for older adults to lose a little bit of high frequency hearing, but a substantial amount can lead to difficult conversations and relationships.

People Complain About the Volume. Picture it: you are watching the football game in your living room, enjoying it immensely when all of the sudden your wife or perhaps even a neighbor starts yelling at you to turn it down. You may not feel that it is overly loud, but you are a kind person so you lower the volume, only to realize that you can no longer hear it at all. This is a tell-tale sign that you may have some hearing loss.

You Find It Difficult To Hear In A Crowd. Another common sign of hearing loss is when an individual has a difficult time hearing something specific in a place where there are other sounds competing for one's attention. For example, trying to have a quiet conversation in a crowded restaurant will be quite a challenge, since a decrease in your hearing can make it difficult to focus on the voice of your partner when there are other, louder sounds around you.

Misunderstandings Aren't Funny Anymore. The first few time that you mishear someone it can be almost comical. "You want me to catch a moose?" may be your response to a plea from your partner to "turn the dog loose." However, this is only funny for so long.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above examples of hearing loss, it may be time to see a specialist about a hearing aid. Contact a clinic, like County Hearing And Balance, for more help.