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May is Better Hearing Month

  Can you believe it's already May? Where has the year gone? Better Hearing Month has been celebrated across America each May since 1927. It aims to raise awareness about hearing loss and treatments and promotes high quality hearing health. Treating hearing loss can dramatically improve life quality not only for persons with hearing difficulties,

Hearing – An Important Key to Your World

It is easy to take the gift of hearing for granted. Hearing supports connections to the world and people around us. Good hearing supports confidence at work and with family, and it helps people engage in the joys of living. Since we often pay little attention to the cacophony of background sounds of daily living,

Untreated Hearing Loss & Family Gatherings

Holiday family gatherings are a time when it can become evident that someone has trouble hearing. A family member with untreated haring loss may feel forced to choose between not understanding conversations or not participating in celebrations at all. Family members may notice typical signs of hearing loss such as: Needing the television volume loud.

Accepting Your Hearing Loss

Even though hearing loss is the 3rd most common health issue for Americans, some people initially delay seeking a solution because they still reject the notion that they have a hearing deficit. Their negative psychological reactions upon receiving a formal diagnosis may include: Denial. If your hearing has declined gradually, you may have trouble believing

Hearing Problems Can Strain Your Brain

Untreated hearing loss is a contributing factor in the development of dementia. Researchers have not only found strong correlations between the two, but they also believe that treating hearing loss early, staying mentally active, and maintaining strong social connections all can help lower risks of cognitive decline. Untreated hearing loss burdens cognitive functioning. The less

Audiologist or Hearing Aid Dealer?

Audiology is the study of hearing, and Audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals with expertise to evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss. Audiologist hold a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree and must pass rigorous testing and meet strict national clinical competency requirements. They are also qualified to prescribe, fit, and dispense hearing aids. In

Hear, Hear! Prevention is Still the Best Cure!

Following these H.E.A.R. strategies will help prevent hearing damage due to loud noise exposure: Hold Yourself Accountable: It's all about education and action. Like most preventative health measures, you are in the best position to ensure that you practice behaviors that support healthy hearing for yourself and your family. Evaluate Your Surroundings: If you are