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Tips for Video Calls and Group Chats for Hearing Loss

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

We meet up online, go to school online and even work online in greater numbers than ever before. And in many ways, this shift toward remote socializing, learning and work has created greater accessibility across the board. But there is always room for improvement. Check out our tips for running a more accessible meeting, particularly for those who struggle with …

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Dispelling Myths about Hearing Loss

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

When people make a list of things they fear as they age, hearing loss is seldom near the top. That’s because many of us have grown up thinking of hearing loss as something that happens only to “old” people.  However, it turns out we’ve got it all wrong. Hearing loss affects everyone differently and can happen at any age. So …

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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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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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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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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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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 …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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

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 …