Foods that support your hearing health

3 Nutritious Recipes That Support Healthy Hearing

National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to try out these nutritious, hearing-healthy recipes.

March is National Nutrition Month — ready to decorate your plate with something festive and fresh? We’ve brought together some nutrient-rich recipes packed with foods that provide a solid foundation for hearing health.   Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Research shows those with diabetes are more likely to have a hearing loss. This recipe with sweet potatoes, leafy greens, and beans is perfect for those with diabetes or those concerned about hearing health.   Ingredients (serves 4)

4 medium sweet potatoes 2 tbsp olive oil 1 shallot, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 (four-inch) sprig fresh rosemary 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1 1/2 cups cooked and drained white beans 6 cups spinach, trimmed and cut into ribbons Juice of 1/4 orange Salt and pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. …

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What to Be Aware of When Traveling This Spring Break

The Link Between the Zika Virus and Hearing Loss

The more research that is done on the Zika virus, the more researchers learn of its long-lasting effects. One of the newest findings? The link between the virus and hearing loss. One of the most impactful ways to protect you and your family from Zika is maintaining awareness when you’re traveling and after. Read on to find out a little bit more about Zika and what you can do to protect you and your family from the virus while traveling.

About Zika

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Zika is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is transmitted a number of ways: from mother to child, through sex, through blood transfusion, or through laboratory or healthcare setting exposure. There is no cure for Zika; however, in most cases the immune system eventually gets rid of it. While everyone can be affected by the …

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10 Movies and TV Shows With Deaf Characters

Hearing Loss in Hollywood

10 Movies and TV Shows With Deaf Characters

It’s nearly Oscar time, and — as with every exciting round of Academy Award nominations — fans of this year’s contenders are choosing sides.

Whether you’re #TeamEmmaStone or #TeamMerylStreep for best actress or you have your eye on “La La Land,” “Hidden Figures,” or “Manchester by the Sea” for best picture, here’s a quick break from the awards-season suspense.

We’ve compiled our own top movie picks and TV shows with themes or characters that tackle deafness. With about 48 million Americans experiencing hearing impairment in at least one ear, according to Johns Hopkins research, it’s no wonder that Hollywood and hearing loss intersect:

Switched at Birth (2011–2017) This Freeform drama series about two teen daughters, well, switched at birth takes on everything from family dynamics and self-identity to hearing loss, with one of its chief …

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Help your heart, help your hearing

10 Heart-Healthy Snack Ideas

Celebrate American Heart Month with heart-healthy snack recipes that also help your hearing.

Why is a hearing care provider talking to you about American Heart Month? Because hearing health is strongly linked to heart health! Problems with your heart affect the blood supply to your ears — a key component of your hearing. So we’ve put together a list of our favorite heart-healthy snack recipes to get you through this important month.

10 Heart-Healthy Snack Recipes

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Protein, fiber, antioxidants, vegetables — it doesn’t get much more heart healthy than this powerhouse blueberry and yogurt smoothie, and prep time is minimal. It’s good for a snack or even for a light breakfast.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa What’s the Big Game without the big snacks, right? But all too often, those snacks come with a heaping helping of sodium, which can lead to high …

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How to Ease the Pain of Earaches

How to Ease Ear Infection Pain at Home

We’ve had earaches too, and we know they are no fun. Getting relief at home is not a cure for an ear infection (or otitis media), but these tips sure will help!

With cold and flu season, as well as the customary cooler temperatures, comes the increased risk of ear infection for children and adults. Reducing the risk of flu or cold helps curb the chance of getting an ear infection. Flu vaccine and hand washing can go a long way toward prevention, but be sure to seek medical attention if you experience an ear infection.

No matter how many preventive measures you’ve taken, you have probably had an ear infection at some point in your life. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, about 62 percent of children in developed countries will have their first one by the age of 1, more than 80 percent by their …

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