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Sep. 27, 2023

When to Update Your Hearing Aids: Navigating the Path to Better Hearing

As an audiologist committed to your hearing health, I understand the profound impact that hearing loss can have on your life. It’s not just about missing out on conversations or straining to hear in noisy environments; untreated hearing loss can lead to social isolation, cognitive decline, and a reduced quality of life. Fortunately, the field of audiology has seen remarkable advancements in recent years, offering a lifeline to those affected…
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Sep. 16, 2023

Understanding Hearing Loss: The Basic Facts

Hearing loss is a common and often underestimated condition that affects millions of people worldwide. As audiologists, our mission is to shed light on the facts about hearing loss that people should be aware of. With the latest advancements in prevention, diagnosis, and management, along with cutting-edge research and potential futuristic interventions, this article aims to serve as a comprehensive resource for both patients and professionals. 1. The Impact of…
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Sep. 05, 2023

Navigating the Conversation: Encouraging Treatment for Suspected Hearing Loss

Hearing is a precious sense that enriches our lives, allowing us to communicate, enjoy music, and experience the world around us. However, hearing loss can affect anyone, at any age, and may progress gradually, often going unnoticed by the individual experiencing it. As hearing professionals, we understand the significance of early detection and appropriate treatment. In this article, we will discuss how to approach a conversation with someone you suspect…
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Aug. 29, 2023

Leisure Noise and Hearing Protection

What are your favorite leisure activities? If you like to read in the quiet of your own home, take a walk in the woods, or meditate, then you likely don’t need to worry about protecting your hearing during times of leisure. However, many leisure activities come with some risks to your hearing, and these risks might surprise you. If you like to go to loud concerts or dance clubs, you…
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Aug. 16, 2023

Caring for Community Members with Hearing Loss

If you work in a public-facing position in your community, you might have encountered someone with untreated hearing loss. Perhaps that person made it known to you that they have difficulty hearing. If a person makes a disclosure of hearing loss, that conversation makes it possible to offer accommodations and assistance. However, some people struggle to communicate without letting you know what they need. These people might even try to…
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Aug. 04, 2023

How to Support Hearing Loss in Restaurants

When you ask people with untreated hearing loss what situations are most difficult for communication, one place stands out among the rest: a restaurant. Although some restaurants are navigable, particularly at off-peak hours or in smaller, casual settings, others offer a combination of difficulties for the communication process. Many people with hearing loss have trouble differentiating one voice from another. When there are voices in the background, it can be…
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Jul. 31, 2023

Summer’s Calling: Stay Socially Active with Proper Hearing Care

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to watch a movie without sound? Or trying to participate in a conversation where you can’t grasp what others say? That’s how life can feel for folks experiencing hearing loss, and trust us, it’s more common than you might think. A hot season full of laughter, chatter, and adventures is ahead. Summer is knocking at the door, ready to shower us…
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Jul. 17, 2023

Picnics and Barbecues: Navigating Outdoor Gatherings with Hearing Loss

You may ask, why are we chatting about picnics, barbecues, and hearing loss? Well, because summer socials should be fun for everyone! However, if you’re beginning to notice some changes in your hearing, these gatherings might be causing more stress than pleasure. Navigating the chatter, music, and ambient noise at outdoor events can become challenging when dealing with hearing loss. But don’t fret! As your go-to hearing professionals, we’re here…
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Jul. 03, 2023

Aging Gracefully with Healthy Hearing: Tips and Resources for Senior Citizens

Aging gracefully—it’s a phrase we hear often, but what does it really mean? It’s about accepting the natural progression of life, embracing each season as it comes, and striving to maintain our health, happiness, and independence as we navigate through the golden years. But let’s not beat around the bush—aging also comes with a few challenges, and one of them might be hearing loss. As we celebrate more birthdays, our…
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Jun. 29, 2023

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids this Vacation Season

Think about it, you’ve been waiting all year for this. It’s time to swap your daily grind for sandy shores, lush mountains, or bustling city streets. But, hey there, traveler, let’s not forget about something crucial – your hearing aids. Yes, they’re essential, as much as your travel insurance, flight tickets, or that mystery novel you’ve saved for the beach. To ensure your vacation is as enjoyable as possible, we’ve…