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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Hearing Loss?

Studies show that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have hearing loss. Here's what you can do if you think you might be affected.

Senior man with depression and hearing loss.

Age-Related Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

Older adults with hearing loss are at increased risk for depression and treating age-related hearing loss could reduce rates of depression in the elderly.

Man with hearing aid.

Hearing Loss May Contribute to Earlier Death

Hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of death from heart disease before age 75, especially in men and women who are divorced or separated.

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Music in Exercise Classes Can Be Hazardous to Your Hearing

Are you one of those people who likes to catch a spin class at the gym a couple of times a week? Do you pick a location right in front of the speakers so you can use the music as inspiration for your workout? And as you crank up the stationary bicycl...