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How Does Telemedicine Work?

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Treatment, Research by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

With the cultural shifts currently taking place as a result of the pandemic, telemedicine has recently found itself in an entirely new arena.  The Covid-19 pandemic required people to explore new pathways to treatment and at the same time, encouraged various states to relax restrictions relating to telemedicine. The result is that more people than ever have chosen to remotely …

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More Work to be Done on Hearing Loss with the ADA 

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

While the signing into law of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 marks an important landmark in the expansion of rights for disabled people, the road to that moment began decades prior. Thousands of activists contributed to its passing into legislation through their hard work, determination, and vision.  We are now witnessing an aged ADA. Many millennials and …

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A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

In Hearing Health by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

A new and powerful initiative from the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to educate and improve listening habits, particularly in younger people. Established in 2015, the Make Listening Safe working group draws together stakeholders and experts from across the global arena, collaborating on the important issue of listening safety for people today and those of the next generation. Under their …

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How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work?

In Uncategorized by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Have you been having trouble with background noise? To drown out the noises on your commute to work or during your everyday activities, you may be turning up the volume on your headphones or earbuds a bit higher each day. Using music to drown out background noise is harmful to your hearing health, and turning up the volume too much …

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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

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

How many times have you made a New Year’s resolution that you couldn’t keep? The first days of a new year are a testing ground for our discipline, commitment, and willpower.  Perhaps you pledged to exercise more regularly. The first week or two of 2022 might feel easy. Still, as the weeks go by with winter weather, work demands, and …

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Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

In Hearing Health by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Hearing loss happens for many reasons. Most of us know that hearing loss can occur when you are exposed to loud noises, or due to old age, but did you know that hearing loss can be caused by diabetes? This November is American Diabetes Month – an annual campaign to raise awareness and stress prevention of this devastating disease.  This …

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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 …