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Veterans and Hearing Loss

Many folks are surprised to find out that the military is one of the professions that bring the highest risk to your hearing health. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, the most commonly reported health issue among veterans is tinnitus, with hearing loss coming in at a close second.  Why the military carries high risks …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

While more than 30 million Americans currently live with hearing loss, we are often exposed to factors that lead to the condition every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 20 million people each year work in environments with potentially damaging noise. When exposure to excessive noise goes unnoticed, we are putting our hearing health at serious …

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Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

More than 30 million Americans are living with hearing loss. The vast majority of people experience sensorineural hearing loss which is irreversible and progressive, making it one of the leading chronic health issues impacting older people in the United States.  The good news is that sensorineural hearing loss is highly treatable and can stave off corresponding issues like isolation and …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

More than 30 million Americans live with hearing loss. That’s a huge percentage! What is concerning is the lack of attention to tend to give toward treating hearing loss. The average person waits a decade before deciding to treat their hearing loss with proven interventions like hearing aids.  This is in part because of our cultural attitudes surrounding the phenomenon …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids  

One of the great advantages of choosing to treat hearing loss with hearing aids is the ability to get back to doing the things that you love. That can certainly be said of adding a renewed ease to traveling, where conversation and verbal communication are part of the experience. If you’re concerned about traveling with your new hearing aids, we’ve …

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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Each year, the concerned experts within the communication disorder arena sponsor a month-long awareness campaign. The American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA) is made up of members from the field, including audiologists, speech-language pathologists, communications scientists, support staff and students. Immersed daily in the work of communication advocacy, they strive to connect people with the tools and structures that help them flourish.  …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Congratulations on your new hearing aids. Choosing to confront hearing loss with treatment is a profound step that will improve your relationships, enhance your listening capabilities and help you live the most vibrant and connected life possible.  Your audiologist will have likely discussed the adjustment period that comes with new hearing aids. Part of that adjustment is recalibrating all of …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Congratulations on choosing to invest in your hearing health! You have embarked upon a journey to more ease-full hearing, improved relationships and a continued vibrant life. It may have been your first instinct once you became aware of your hearing loss, or you may have been dealing with the condition for years before deciding to act. If so, you’re not …

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Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

You may feel overwhelmed or uncertain as you face your upcoming hearing consultation and fitting. And you wouldn’t be alone! Many people enter the process of addressing their hearing health with virtually no preparation. With the help of your audiologist and their team, you have an opportunity to ask as many questions as you have. And questions are encouraged! Everyone …

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Treating Hearing Loss is an Investment in Your Health!

More than 30 million Americans live with debilitating hearing loss. It’s an epidemic that particularly concerns older people, with one third of persons over 65 suffering from the condition. For people over 85, half of their peers have significant hearing loss.  But we’re culturally ill-equipped to acknowledge and treat hearing loss. A 2021 survey conducted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association …