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Destigmatizing Hearing Loss: It Affects People of All Ages

Destigmatizing Hearing Loss: It Affects People of All Ages

Posted Aug 28th, 2020 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Technology

When you think about eyeglasses, what do you think of? Most likely your own pair or those of loved ones. If you’re more fashion-minded, you might even think about that funky pair you saw recently on one of your favorite celebrities. You definitely don’t think of old age. But what about when you think of hearing aids? Probably a different story.  

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Let the Music Play (at a Reasonable Volume)

Let the Music Play (at a Reasonable Volume)

Posted Jul 23rd, 2020 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Tips & Tricks

Whether or not you have your various streaming devices set for auto-play, odds are very good you spend a considerable amount of time streaming music and video in the course of a day. There’s nothing wrong with that; it’s a fact of contemporary technology. But to get the most benefit out of any technology, you need to use it responsibly. In the case of smartphones, tablets, and various portable music players, that means being careful about volume levels. If the volume on your streaming device...

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Interesting Connections Between Hearing and Your Overall Health

Interesting Connections Between Hearing and Your Overall Health

Posted Jul 8th, 2020 in Hearing Loss, Disorders, Hearing Health, Comorbidity

In the hearing care profession, we find that this is a great time of year to raise awareness about the connections between overall health and hearing health. People are often surprised to find out how just how linked hearing is to the rest of the body.

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Hearing Health and Food

Hearing Health and Food

Posted Jun 11th, 2020 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Nutrition, Tips & Tricks

You hear what you eat... or something like that! That’s right, there’s a connection between proper nutrition and good hearing. Every part of your body depends, in one way or another, on what you eat and drink; it only makes sense that the parts responsible for allowing you to hear would be nutrient-dependent, too.

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The Facts About Hearing Loss

The Facts About Hearing Loss

Posted Feb 27th, 2020 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Comorbidity

Do you know anyone with hearing loss? You may know one, you may know several. You may THINK you don’t know anyone at all who has a hearing problem. The fact is, hearing loss is a lot more common than many people think it is. Hearing loss comes on very gradually, so someone close to you could be in the process of compensating for a hearing loss even they haven’t noticed yet.

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Why Bring a Companion to Your Hearing Appointment

Why Bring a Companion to Your Hearing Appointment

Posted Jan 10th, 2020 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

We always encourage patients to bring a companion with them when they come in for a consultation. Whether it’s a family member, friend or significant other, that companion can play a significant role in the successful treatment of hearing loss.

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Are Hearing Loss and Weight Related?

Are Hearing Loss and Weight Related?

Posted Dec 5th, 2019 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health

You have probably heard a great deal about the connection between bodyweight and the likelihood of developing such conditions as sleep apnea, diabetes and heart disease. What you may not have heard much about is the link between hearing loss and bodyweight.  In order to begin understanding that connection, you must first know something about the “hair cell,” an exceptionally small but incredibly important part of the inner ear.

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How Hearing Aids Work

How Hearing Aids Work

Posted Nov 28th, 2019 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Technology

Have you ever seen a picture of someone using an ear trumpet? They were very early hearing aids that looked something like a musical instrument from a Dr. Seuss book. Sound was collected by a large opening at the end of a long, often curvy tube that ended in a smaller opening that was placed at the entrance to the ear canal.

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Can Hearing Loss Cause Balance Problems?

Can Hearing Loss Cause Balance Problems?

Posted Oct 10th, 2019 in Hearing Loss, Disorders, Comorbidity - Balance

Hearing loss and balance issues very often appear together. So, is there a direct connection between them? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. To start understanding that, let’s look at the biology involved, which takes us through the ear canal and beyond the eardrum, to the inner ear.

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Are Online Hearing Tests Useful?

Are Online Hearing Tests Useful?

Posted Sep 27th, 2019 in News, Hearing Loss, Technology

DIY is a big deal these days. Got a fix-it problem around the house? A little online searching is all it takes to find some handy, do-it-yourself, how-to videos. That attitude has even made its way into healthcare. We aren’t at the point where people are looking up how to do a home appendectomy, but there are a lot of ways for people to play an active role in diagnosing and monitoring themselves.

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