12 Things to Consider for Your Hew Hearing Aids
12Dec, 2017

12 Things to Consider for Your New Hearing Aids

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If you’ve just made the decision to seek treatment for your hearing loss, congratulations! Though 48 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss, only 20% of people actually seek the treatment they need. The process of finding the right hearing aid takes time and attention. Because hearing is a highly personalized experience, we will work with you to find the best hearing aids customized to meet your specific hearing needs. Here are 12 things to consider while looking for a hearing aid:   What type of hearing loss do […]
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Hearing Health - Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise
26Nov, 2017

Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

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You check the news headlines. You feed the dog and the cat. You stick to your exercise routine. But have you also spent time regularly paying attention to the noises you’re exposing your auditory system to on a daily basis? The structures that support healthy hearing are actually quite delicate and being aware of the conditions they’re subjected to might just make the difference between damaged hearing abilities and healthy hearing for decades to come. Our daily exposure to noise is the average noise energy heard in a day and […]
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Hearing Health - Get Your Hearing Tested this National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
15Nov, 2017

Get Your Hearing Tested this National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Far too often a disease that is accepted as an expected byproduct of getting older, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and results in memory loss and a decline in cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. This debilitating condition affects approximately 1 in 2 families in the United States. It’s the fact that 95% of people with Alzheimer’s are diagnosed after age 65 that raises red flags for folks diagnosed with or suspecting age-related hearing loss. At around the […]
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Hearing Health - Diabetes Could Increase Risk for Hearing Loss
9Nov, 2017

Diabetes Could Increase Risk for Hearing Loss

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Diabetes has long been linked to hearing loss, but new research prompts hearing health professionals to strongly recommend regular hearing tests for diabetes patients. Carried out by the National Institutes of Health, the study found that hearing loss is about twice as likely among diabetics as it is in the general population.  With nearly 30 million adults in the United States diagnosed as diabetic and another 84 million qualifying as pre-diabetic, the strong connection between the two health conditions isn’t to be taken lightly. What is diabetes? Of particular concern […]
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Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss
29Oct, 2017

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

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In the past few years, people with hearing loss or deafness have experienced challenges communicating with law enforcement officials. Magdiel Sanchez, a deaf man, was shot and killed by Oklahoma City police in September 2017. In August 2016, an unarmed deaf man, Daniel Harris, was shot and killed in Charlotte, North Carolina because he was unable to hear their commands. Those of us who experience hearing loss are well aware of the challenges with speech recognition in real-world situations. There are steps we can take to ensure our safety when […]
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Loud Movies & Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
17Oct, 2017

Loud Movies & Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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Buttered popcorn, a cold drink, and the hottest new Hollywood flick! What could be better than a movie on the big screen? While raucous chase scenes and hiding behind your hands in horror are a part of the movie-going experience, it’s important to take a moment to consider your hearing health when you make your way to the movies.  New research has found that there is significant risk of noise-induced hearing loss when it comes to excessively high volumes at the cinema.   Understanding Decibels Normal conversation registers at approximately […]
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Hearing Health - Caffeine May Impair Recovery from Temporary Hearing Loss
8Oct, 2017

Caffeine May Impair Recovery from Temporary Hearing Loss

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The debate about coffee is on-going. Every year, there are studies that claim coffee is good for you and there are studies that claim coffee is bad for you. For some, the morning cannot possibly begin with coffee, while others rely on a boost in the middle of the afternoon. One new study does not make any sweeping claims about caffeine, but it does hone in on one particular aspect of your health: your hearing. From McGill University Health Centre, researchers have found that “daily consumption of caffeine can impair […]
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Hearing Health - Hearing Loss & Fatigue
18Sep, 2017

Hearing Loss and Fatigue

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Untreated hearing loss has long been linked to a range of health problems, as revealed by medical studies concerning areas such as dementia, balance, heart disease, and depression. After all, hearing loss is the third most common physical condition in the United States, affecting 48 million Americans, and one in three people over the age of 60. Approximately 60% of the workforce experiences some degree of hearing loss. A new link has been found between hearing loss and fatigue, which may affect daily activities of people who are experiencing changes […]
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Hearing Health - 4 Inspirational People with Hearing LossAdd heading
13Sep, 2017

4 Inspirational People with Hearing Loss

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At the third most common medical condition in the United States, hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans. Hearing loss is not a new condition – in fact, it has affected people for centuries. Then, as now, being hard of hearing has not stopped anyone from living full, rich lives. Today we take a look at five inspirational people who are (or were) hard of hearing and their achievements. Helen Keller Helen Keller once famously said: “Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.” Born in 1880, Helen […]
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Hearing Health - Safety with Hearing Loss- Portland Distributes Special Smoke Alarms
9Sep, 2017

Safety with Hearing Loss: Portland Distributes Special Smoke Alarms

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire – this old adage has played a huge part in home safety. These days, almost every home has a smoke detector, and the loud warning it emits has helped countless people escape harm. But standard smoke detectors have their limits, especially for households where one or more occupant has hearing loss. Hearing loss, especially profound hearing loss can make even the loudest detector alarm go unnoticed, especially if the person with hearing loss is asleep. Fortunately, adaptive alarms have been designed with hearing loss in […]
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