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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

In Hearing Health by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

While you may associate October with the pumpkin-flavored mania that overtakes even the best of us, it’s also an important month in terms of your hearing health. Designated as Protect Your Hearing Month, October is a great time to do an inventory of your current hearing health and investigate behaviors that may be unhealthy in the long term. For instance, …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's, Hearing Loss by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

This month is World Alzheimer’s Month, a campaign to raise awareness globally on the condition. The most common form of dementia today, Alzheimer’s disease, deteriorates people’s memory, cognition, and behavior patterns over time. Even though Alzheimer’s disease is incurable, several drugs and therapies are currently being used to slow the progression and consequences of the condition.  According to research, hearing …

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Tips for Cleaning Your Ears

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

When you think about cleaning your ears, one common tool might come to mind: a cotton swab. This probe seems to be perfectly suited to the shape and size of the ear canal, and indeed many people insert a cotton swab into the ear with the intention of cleaning out earwax. Despite this common lore, this tool is the cause …

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Seeking Hearing Loss Treatment Could Help Prevent or Delay Dementia

In Dementia & Alzheimer's, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Dementia is a condition without a known cure, as of yet. Researchers are working tirelessly to discover the possibilities for preventing, slowing, stopping, or even reversing dementia, but no success has been established with total effectiveness. Part of the problem has to do with fragmented understanding of the causes of dementia. Although researchers have not been able to discover a …

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Tips for Virtual Communication from People with Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Virtual communication has been becoming more and more popular over the years. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 increased the use of virtual technology, making it into a standard of many workplaces, educational environments and even family gatherings. The beauty of normalizing these tools is that it makes meetings more accessible to people regardless of location. For those …

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Watching TV with Hearing Aids

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Approximately 50 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Whether you or a loved one has some difficulty hearing, you’ve probably noticed that the TV volume has been creeping louder and louder. After all, the speakers are on the other side of the room, and even mild hearing loss can make it extremely difficult to hear the TV. On-screen …

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A Link between Tinnitus, Anxiety, and Sleep Issues

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

If you hear a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans experience tinnitus in one or both ears. Tinnitus is closely linked to anxiety, and can also cause sleep issues. Here’s more information about tinnitus, how it is linked to anxiety and sleep disturbances, and what you can do about it. What is Tinnitus? …

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Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Hearing loss can have a profound impact on your life. If you’re living with untreated hearing loss, you have a hard time following conversations or enjoying time with loved ones. You may choose to stay home from social events, and you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves over and over again. Hearing loss also has a huge impact on …

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Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

The effects of hearing loss go beyond hearing capacity. In addition to impacting hearing health, hearing loss can take a toll on other aspects of a person’s life.  Recent research has highlighted that untreated hearing loss can contribute to memory loss and psychological distress. To further understand and effectively treat hearing loss, it is important to be aware of the …

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5 Tips for Successful Virtual Family Reunions

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Are you planning on connecting with family and friends virtually during the upcoming holidays? Like many aspects of life this year, more social gatherings are moving online. Virtual reunions are a great way to connect with others and can still allow people to share quality time. As you plan your virtual family reunions, there are a few new factors to …