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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is the month designated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to promote the attention to the continual nurturing, protection and sustenance of our hearing from birth to our later years. Better Hearing and Speech Month is honored with a theme every year, and this May 2019, the theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” The main goal of Better Hearing …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Did you know that hearing loss is one of the fastest growing public health issues in America? There are many reasons as to why we are not as well informed about the how and why of hearing loss. Much of it is due to negative stereotypes, lack of visibility, and the need for more public education. One of the things …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

The latest figures by the World Health Organization suggest that nearly 50 million Americans currently suffer from hearing loss, making it the third most common health condition in the United States after heart disease and arthritis. According to The Hearing Health Foundation, there are more Americans living with hearing loss than those living with Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and Diabetes combined. …

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Celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3 by Checking Your Hearing!

World Hearing Day is soon approaching on March 3rd. The World Health Organization (WHO) first introduced World Hearing day back in 2007 as a global campaign on ear and hearing care that calls for action to address hearing loss. Each year the campaign has a different theme and 2019’s theme is Check You Hearing. This year WHO will draw attention …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

If we were to tell you that close to 50 million people in the U.S. face hearing loss, would you believe us? According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, the number of those facing hearing loss in the United States is in fact 48 million. Hearing loss is so prevalent that the number of people experiencing it is more …

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How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid

At Ascent Audiology and Hearing, we provide a full range of hearing healthcare services. We regularly consult with our clients on how to choose the right hearing aid. With many options to choose from, here are points to consider. Understand Your Listening & Lifestyle Needs The first thing to examine is your lifestyle. How do you spend much of your …