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Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most undertreated chronic health conditions in America today. Untreated hearing loss is often seen as a minor and ignorable health concern, and many people procrastinate when it comes to seeking care for their hearing. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss is far from benign and often exacerbates a wide range of associated health conditions, known as …

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Hypothyroidism & Hearing Loss

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. It produces important hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. An estimated 20 million people have a thyroid disorder. However, according to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), up to 60% of people with thyroid disease are actually unaware that they have thyroid issues. Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, affect …

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The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Hearing aids have experienced exciting innovations over recent years. One of the most common misconceptions about hearing aids is that they are bulky, outdated devices that are all too noticeable. But actually, hearing aids are not savvier and sleeker than ever before. Benefitting from advanced technology, these instruments offer such a range of styles and features that are designed to …

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How to Read an Audiogram

An audiogram is a graph that captures the results from your hearing test. Your hearing healthcare provider will thoroughly review your results using the audiogram which maps your hearing ability in both ears. Looking at this visual representation, which includes different lines and symbols, may be strange and illegible to you at first. Know that this is normal and once …

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Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Hearing aid batteries, just like hearing aids themselves, have undergone technical advances over the years.  The zinc-air battery has been the most common form of battery used in hearing aids for a long time. It gained popularity after mercury-based batteries were banned in 1996. This form of battery has the highest energy density while taking up the least amount of …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Dealing with hearing loss as you age is incredibly common – about 20% of the U.S. population has some degree of hearing impairment. That number jumps to 35% for people over age 65. For people aged 75 and older, 50% experience some degree of hearing loss.  Fortunately, hearing aid technology can help seniors adapt to the challenges of hearing loss …

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Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

During Better Hearing and Speech Month, The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates an entire month to raising awareness about communication problems, including hearing loss and working to improve care while campaigning to minimize the stigma associated with hearing loss for over 75 years. The theme for this year is ‘Building Connections.’ Helen Keller considered her inability to speak …

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Questions to Ask During A Hearing Consultation & Fitting

Congratulations on scheduling an appointment for a hearing consultation and fitting! This is a major step in improving your hearing health and overall quality of life. Hearing consultants provide the space and opportunity to identify your hearing needs and establish the most effective treatment option to meet those needs. You may be feeling a little anxious but by knowing what …

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Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

Reaching the stage of selecting hearing aids to treat your hearing loss is so exciting! Hearing aids are electronic devices that are designed to absorb, amplify, and process sound. This provides significant support, maximizing hearing capacity which has countless benefits. Hearing aids alleviate hearing loss symptoms, enhancing communication and improving relationships. Like most electronic devices today, hearing aids have experienced …