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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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Connect with Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss Treatment

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

For almost 100 years, hearing health professionals have banded together with other communication specialists endeavoring to spread awareness and spur action through a month-long advocacy campaign. Better Speech and Hearing Month’s theme, Connecting People, stays true to the original mission: to spread the word about communication disorders like hearing loss, and connect you to resources that will alleviate your burden. …

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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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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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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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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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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss 

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

Have you recently noticed changes or issues with your hearing? The idea of living with hearing loss certainly isn’t fun, but confronting hearing issues when they arise is a key component to limiting the impact hearing loss can make on your life. In America, the mindset often presides that hearing loss isn’t a big deal and that the first indications …

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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 …