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Important Health Conditions That Are Influenced by Untreated Hearing Loss

calendar-icon August 30, 2022
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Author: Julie Perkins, M.D Hearing loss can be associated with other conditions (comorbidities). These include increased risk of falls, psychosocial problems, cognitive impairment, poorer physical performance, lower physical activity, and lower life expectancy. In this article, we will focus on the association between hearing loss and fall risk, psychosocial problems, and cognitive impairment. As stated […]

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How to Safely Remove Ear Wax

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Ear wax is a constant concern for many patients. It can cause additional hearing loss as well as plug up hearing aids, rendering them temporarily useless. People often ask, “what is the best way to keep my ears clean?” Depending on the patient’s ear history, this advice can vary, however I typically recommend one of […]

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Don’t Let Swimmer’s Ear Ruin Your Summer Fun!

calendar-icon May 19, 2022
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Spring has finally started to move into summer! In the Midwest, summer seems to run at a fast and furious pace, with everyone trying to squeeze in as much fun as possible during the warm weather. Often this means lake time or pool time, or maybe even a trip to a more exotic place by […]

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Health Tips for Women to Prevent Hearing Loss

calendar-icon May 10, 2022
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It’s National Women’s Health Week & we wanted to share some preventative tips for women to help maintain their hearing health: 1) Maintain Your Heart’s Health. The Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute sees a strong correlation between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease. Some experts say the inner ear is so sensitive to blood flow that […]

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Dr. Rierson talks tips for ear wax removal at KDSN radio in Denison!

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Dr. Rierson recently visited KDSN radio in Denison, Iowa, to visit with DJ Big B to discuss general hearing-related topics, including how to safely remove earwax. Adaptive Audiology Services enjoys serving Denison and the surrounding communities with office hours in Denison on Tuesdays from 8am-4pm. Listen to the full interview on KDSN here.

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The Story Behind Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

calendar-icon April 12, 2022
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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology group (PCAST), under President Obama, was directed to provide policy recommendations for the benefit science, technology, and innovation to form policy that benefits the American people. One policy suggestion formed was due in part to the research done by Frank Lin, MD, of Johns Hopkins University. […]

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The Importance Of Consistent Hearing Aid Use

calendar-icon January 4, 2022
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I often get asked, “do I need to wear my hearing aids all time?” “What if I am by myself? I don’t need to hear anything then, so why do I need to wear my hearing aids when I am alone?” It is understandable that many would think there is no need to waste battery […]

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Adaptive Audiology Solutions Is Part Of The Cochlear Provider Network

calendar-icon September 29, 2021
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It has been two years since Adaptive Audiology Solutions provider and owner Sondra Rierson, AuD, began providing cochlear implant (CI) and BAHA services to the Carroll and Denison area. The Cochlear Provider Network (CPN) acts as an extension of Cochlear Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of cochlear implant technology. Fewer than 6% of those eligible […]

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Tinnitus: A Brief Overview

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While one in every 10 to 15 people experience chronic tinnitus, 90% habituate, or get used to their tinnitus naturally. For those 10% that are unable to habituate naturally, it doesn’t mean they are weak-minded or have other issues. Simply, it means that their brain is reacting to an underlying condition of the auditory system […]

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Taking The First Step Towards Better Hearing Is Hard, But So Important

calendar-icon July 28, 2021
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It is well known in the hearing aid industry that a person with hearing loss waits an average of seven years before pursuing help for their hearing. This is a long time to live with hearing loss, especially considering recent research indicating that untreated hearing loss is associated with an earlier onset of cognitive decline. […]

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