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Communication Issues? Get a Professional Opinion.

Well-developed communication skills connect us socially, emotionally and professionally. They depend on the interaction between hearing, speech and language. Any problems  call for a professional opinion. Although this is true for adults, it is especially true for children. Childhood communication gaps do not fix themselves. Good hearing greatly eases the […]

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Hearing Loss: Careful When Making that ENT Appointment!

So, you finally decided to get a medical opinion on your hearing loss and ear problems. The primary physician told you to see an ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) doctor. You call the office and get set up with a “specialist.” Easy, right? Or maybe not. Here is why one […]

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Three Strategies for Hearing Loss Prevention.

Don’t sacrifice quality of life to hearing loss! Instead, keep on hearing better, longer with these basic, common-sense strategies for hearing loss prevention. 1) Never, ever ignore symptoms – acute or chronic. Acute “ear” symptoms can come on suddenly and are hard to dismiss. Depending on their cause, they involve […]

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Diabetes: Avoiding Hearing Loss

Hearing goes unchecked Avoiding hearing loss is yet another challenge for people with diabetes. Though doctors routinely monitor patients for the long-term side effects of the condition, hearing goes mostly unchecked. Poorly controlled blood glucose levels lead eventually to issues with blood circulation, kidney function, eye sight and feeling in […]

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Better Hearing: A Priority for the New Year!

Here are 5 tips for putting Better Hearing on the priority list for the New Year. 1) No more denial! Invest in quality of life. Hearing loss is a communication disorder that affects every aspect of life. Do not deny the symptoms any longer. Instead, find out what the problem […]

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Buying Hearing Aids: A Team Effort

When I went in search of hearing help, I learned early on that my audiologist could not do this job all by herself. Her decisions depended on my input. Yes, buying hearing aids was going to be a team effort. I had to become involved in my own care. More […]

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Hearing Loss and Depression Link

Does research show that hearing loss and depression are linked? Indeed, it does. Older people are not the only ones affected anymore. As the numbers of those with hearing challenges are on the rise in every age sector, depression also spills over into the younger age groups. A persistent communication […]

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Event Giveaways Should Fit Company Mission

  Whistles as Giveaways at Hearing Loss Event?  Depressing! At a recent event, a hearing technology manufacturer offered, among other things, plastic whistles as giveaways for those who visited their table. Hello! Potentially ear-damaging freebies? This does not make any sense at all, and it certainly does not fit the […]

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Noise Abatement: Good for Both Hearing and Health

Less din in our overly loud lives? Yes, noise abatement is indeed good for both hearing and health. Besides being toxic to the ears, the negative impact of excessively loud sound on the body as a whole at work, at home and at leisure is well documented. It damages hearing permanently, […]

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Hearing Loss Myths

  There are different ways to define the notion of “myth.” In this case, the one that fits best is that a myth is a “widely held but false belief or idea.” And some of these long-held and recycled “beliefs” can be very hard to debunk. Hearing loss myths stand […]

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