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Our Company works with industry groups to ensure that its products and services meet or exceed industry standards with respect to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Our Company’s products and services are specifically designed to include features that help our customers comply with HIPAA. Our Company uses a relational database that employs a secure login process requiring a user name and password. Our Company supports role-based access. That is, users are assigned to groups, each with certain access rights, which may include the ability to edit and add data or may limit access to data. When a user adds or modifies data within the database, a record is made that includes which data were changed, the user ID, and the date and time the changes were made. This establishes an audit trail that can be examined by authorized system administrators.
Occupational (work related) hearing loss is hearing loss that develops slowly over a long period of time (several years) as the result of exposure to continuous or intermittent loud noise at a persons place of employment. The good news is that the risk of occupational hearing loss (OHL) is declining. However while progress has been made, additional efforts are needed within the areas of mining, construction, healthcare and social assistance.
SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
In the United States, hearing
36 million Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss. Unfortunately many of those 36 million who could receive benefit from hearing aids don’t. People often don’t seek help simply because they’ve been supplied with the wrong information.
If you suspect that you or someone close to you may be experiencing some degree of hearing loss, do not let these common myths about hearing loss or hearing aids stop you from seeking professional help and treatment.
MY HEARING IS NORMAL FOR MY AGE.
According to a recent study, hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70.
In the new study, the research indicated that as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased — from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to more than 11 percent in those who did with the exception of those who would fall into the “deaf” category.
Hearing Loss and Depression
Individuals who classified themselves as deaf (little to no usuable hearing) were roughly half as likely
Spring is coming weeks early in many parts of the country, starting the spring allergy season that much sooner. Allergies are defined as an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact. Some allergy sufferers will experience common symptoms like a runny nose, wheezing, skin rash and/or itchy, watery eyes. However many people also experience the following:
A feeling of pressure in one or both ears
A ringing sensation in one or both ears
A decline in the ability to hear