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Seven reasons to treat your hearing loss early

September 15, 2020

Hearing loss is typically gradual, and therefore, often something we adapt to over time. We might not notice it for months or years. However, age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults, so experiencing hearing loss is not uncommon. Approximately one in three people in the United […]

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Simple hearing aid troubleshooting tips you can do at home

August 23, 2020

Like any high-tech device, hearing aids may occasionally become fussy. Not to worry – most issues can be solved easily and at home. Below are some of the most common calls we get at our Support line, and the simple troubleshooting tips you can do to fix them from the safety of your home.

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How to Deal with a Family Member with Hearing Loss?

August 19, 2020

Millions of Americans deal with hearing loss. Finding out that someone you love is dealing with hearing loss can be a shock, both for yourself and for the person experiencing the hearing loss itself. It can be hard to know what you can do and how you can offer support. In the beginning, there may […]

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August is Wellness Month

August 14, 2020

From the American Institute of Balance (AIB) Even during a pandemic, an active lifestyle is a part of protecting your health and wellness. Ask your doctor about virtual options to start or continue your rehabilitation program. Tell your therapist about your goals for physical therapy, as big or small as they may be. And be […]

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Why you should wear your hearing aids every day, even if you are sheltered at home!

August 9, 2020

Many wearers of hearing aids view them as communication devices. Communication is often the primary function that we ask hearing aids to fill in our lives. But it is also thoughtful to note that your hearing aids are also brain activators, emergency alert notification tools, and connectivity devices! That’s why hearing professionals like me recommend you wear them every day!

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Why is a Hearing Test Important?

July 31, 2020

Watching your favorite television show. Going out for dinner with friends and relatives. Listening to that album you love, or the podcast that keeps your company, or keeping updated on the news. We can sometimes forget what a large part hearing plays in our life; we take it for granted. Yet hearing is one of […]

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Stress relief tips and tactics

July 28, 2020

During these uncertain times of COVID-19, many of us are feeling increased levels of stress — whether it’s stress about our health or the health of a loved one, stress about our finances or job, the future of the economy, or…(fill in your own stress here). Just know that these feelings are all completely valid. […]

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Hearing Loss: is it making it harder for you to walk?

July 22, 2020

Most people understand that hearing loss can cause problems with communication. Of course, it can be frustrating for both the listener and the speaker when trying to have a conversation, and words get misunderstood or misheard. But what many people don’t know is that there is an additional side-effect of hearing loss beyond just not […]

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Even subtle hearing loss can alter the brain function of young adults

April 27, 2020

In 2018, assistant professor Yune Lee and his research team at Ohio State University monitored the brain activity of study participants 18 through 41 years of age as they listened to increasingly complex sentences. The team was hoping to measure if human brains work harder to comprehend more complex messages. What they unexpectedly discovered, instead, was […]

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Is hearing loss avoidable?

April 26, 2020

That’s a great question, and a complicated one to answer! Hearing loss can be caused by a multitude of things: some are preventable and some are not. For me to write about everything that can cause hearing loss — and then all the ways to avoid each cause — would make for a very long blog […]