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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Each year, we set aside the month of May to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association chooses a theme, and this year we will consider how hearing assistance is “Connecting People.” If you have someone in…

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Questions about Your New Hearing Aids Answered

If you are the proud owner of a new set of hearing aids, congratulations! You have taken a step toward not only better hearing but stronger relationships, better cognitive functioning, and other benefits for your health and wellness. Although you…

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Hearing Aids are One of the “Secrets of Cognitive Super Agers”

Those who reach the age of 100, known as centenarians, are a group who can help us better understand health and wellness for the rest of us. For instance, a few places in the world, known as Blue Zones, have…

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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals

Are you setting some health goals for the new year? Along with goals to eat healthier or spend more time outside, why not add improved hearing to your new year’s health goals? Here are a few healthy hearing habits that…

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What Happens if You Don’t Treat Hearing Loss

Do you think you may have hearing loss? Some common signs of hearing loss include struggling to follow conversations or having a hard time hearing on the phone. About 50 million Americans have hearing loss. But only 1 in 5…

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New Study on Hearing Aids Reducing the Risk for Dementia

Do you have hearing loss? Have you been putting off getting a hearing test and investing in hearing aids? Researchers are finding that untreated hearing loss is a big risk factor for dementia. Untreated hearing loss can affect your brain…

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Hearing Aids were a Pioneer in Electronics Miniaturization

It was just the early 1940’s when the first fully functional computer, known as the Harvard Mark I was invented. This machine was more than 50 feet long, weighing five tons, and consisting of about 750,000 mostly mechanical separate parts. It’s…

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Can You Hear While Sleeping?

It has been a long day and you are ready to go to sleep. Most of us think that when we go to sleep, we are unconscious of the world around us. However, depending on the stage of sleep we…

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Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Each November, we devote the month to remembering American Diabetes Month. This disease affects not only the 34.2 million Americans with diabetes, nor the additional 88 million who have elevated blood glucose levels to be considered to have pre-diabetes. In…

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What Does It Mean to Have “Normal” Hearing?

We can’t help going through life continually comparing our own collection of information, life experiences, values, and viewpoints to the “normalcy” of others. For many things in life, ‘normal’ is in the eye of the beholder. However, as hearing loss…

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Can Hearing Loss Affect Your Personality?

Hearing loss has a wide range of consequences. It’s hard to function normally when you constantly have trouble hearing, making it challenging to participate in discussions. Effective communication is crucial for navigating life’s challenges and maintaining relationships. Relationships, career, and…

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Did you know that noise-induced hearing loss can affect people of all ages? Hearing loss caused by excessive noise can occur suddenly or gradually over time, and it is irreversible. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)…

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