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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

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Scientists have identified many factors that can influence one’s chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease (a common form of dementia). Perhaps not surprisingly, those secondary risk factors are all linked to a person’s body’s overall general health. Fortunately, by maintaining a few habits in your life, you could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in the future. Let’s take …

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A Healthy Diet Can Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

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We are all familiar with the many benefits of healthy eating: more energy, preventing the development of diseases, a strong immune system etc. In addition to this, a healthy diet can also lower the risk of hearing loss! Hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition that over 40 million people navigate on a daily basis.  One prevalent …

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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

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A new hearing loss can be a frightening and disorienting discovery, and denial is a common refuge for those who find themselves experiencing it. It takes an average of seven years for a person to seek treatment for their hearing loss- an unfortunate statistic that we can only hope will change in the coming years. The impulse to pretend there’s …

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Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

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The best remedy for hearing loss is, of course, hearing aids. For those whose ears do not function, cochlear implants can “hear” for them, sending electrical representations of sound, like a healthy cochlea would create, directly to the auditory nerve. This is the closest thing to a “cure” for hearing loss and deafness that we have seen in human history, …

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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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Each May the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). This is a time when ASHA endeavors to raise awareness of communication disorders and what can be done to treat them. The theme for 2020 is “Communication at Work,” and with COVID-19 drastically altering the work lives of most Americans this year, there’s no better time …

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Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

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Hearing loss has been around for a long time. And humans have been finding ways to cure it for just as long.  Hearing aids and cochlear implants are usually the most common (and scientifically proven) approaches for treating hearing loss. Nevertheless, people have sought to explore alternate approaches to “cure” their hearing loss. There have been many hearing treatment experiments …

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When to Get New Hearing Aids

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A common question we are often asked is: “How often should I change my hearing aids?” It’s a tough question to answer. Although we usually suggest replacing hearing aids every three to five years, individual needs widely wildly depending on specific requirements. However, there are some common reasons why you might want to go for an upgrade. If you agree …

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Mental Health, Research by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

If you have been thinking about getting your first pair of hearing aids, it’s time to turn the idea into action and take responsibility for your hearing safety. A recent study found that hearing aids keep you happy, healthy, and prosperous. Indeed, they can improve your standard of living more than you might ever think. New evidence According to a …

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Benefits of Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Research by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Have you wondered if hearing aids could be right for you? If so, you are in good company. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) gives a recent estimate of 48 million people in the U.S. living with hearing loss, the third most common health condition behind arthritis and heart disease. Popular culture and media might lead you to believe …

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Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Hearing loss is prevalent in people of all ages, from older adults, teenagers, teens to even children. Hearing loss, however, varies from person to person depending on their ear age, and scientists have been researching how our sensitivity to sound changes as we grow older. Younger and older adults have very different reactions to sound, which is why a noisy environment can be …