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The Risks Of Auditory Deprivation

calendar-icon March 23, 2021
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When is the right time to get hearing aids? This common question is not easy to answer. Certainly, you do not want to get hearing aids when your loss is so mild that you (and those closest to you) are unaware that you even have a hearing loss! On the other hand, if you are […]

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Demystifying Hearing Aid Terminology

calendar-icon October 1, 2020
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While there have always been technical terms associated with Audiology, the number of those terms has increased in recent years as technology is changing at a faster rate than ever before. Even audiologists struggle to fully understand all the technological terms associated with the advancements in hearing aids. This article’s purpose is to serve as […]

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Best Practices In Audiology-Are You Getting The Care You Deserve?

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Best practices in medicine are determined by research and clinical experience. Professional organizations that monitor and credential these medical professionals help provide these guidelines. Think of it in terms of a builder-they follow building code to build a house. If a roofer does not use the correct amount of shingles or nails, the roof may […]

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Tips For The Hearing Impaired During This Pandemic

calendar-icon May 27, 2020
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Continue to wear your hearing aids consistently! Consistent use will result in optimal hearing when we are able to socialize once again. Do not sit in silence.  Even if you are home alone you can still practice hearing by listening to the tv, radio, or reading out loud to yourself. If these activities are easy […]

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Understanding The Facts Of Tinnitus And What New Treatments Are Available

calendar-icon May 15, 2020
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Studies show that up to 15% of the general population reports suffering from tinnitus, which is defined as the sensation of hearing sound that is inaudible to others. Tinnitus can be pronounced TIN-e-TUS OR tin-AYE-tus. Tinnitus is almost always associated with hearing loss, although the loss can be extremely mild. The most common cause of […]

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Communication Strategies For Family And Friends Of The Hearing Impaired

calendar-icon April 1, 2020
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Everyone has someone in their life who struggles to hear. And I would imagine many of us also have someone they know who struggles with eyesight, perhaps due to glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration. Just as you would help lead someone with vision impairment into an unfamiliar room, so must you work at developing communication […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Earwax

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As an audiologist, I find it humorous how intrigued people are about keeping their ears clean. The irony is that we need a healthy amount of earwax in our ears in order to keep them clean! In other words, for most people, ear wax is not the problem, it is the solution! The medical term […]

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The Connection Between Your Health And Your Hearing

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So often I get asked, “what can I do to protect my hearing?” People are often surprised to learn that to protect your hearing, it really is important to focus on your overall health. Many causes of hearing loss can be prevented, such as controlling diabetes and high blood pressure. This article is an attempt […]

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The Role Of Hearing Loss On Health Aging And Loneliness

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In the last few years, there has been an abundance of research discussing hearing loss and its association with other health conditions. These associated conditions are also known as comorbidities. Comorbidity is defined as the simultaneous presence of two or more chronic health conditions or diseases in a patient. A chronic condition is defined as […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Hearing Protection

calendar-icon March 12, 2020
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Here in the Midwest, fall often means noisy activities.  Hunting, sporting activities and of course, harvesting in the fields.  While these are all great activities, it is important to remember that protecting your hearing is just as important as wearing your bike helmet or protective eyewear! The general rule is if the noise is loud […]

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