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When to Get New Hearing Aids

In hearing aids by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

You’ve done the work, addressed your hearing needs and been fitted for hearing aids. You are using them to strengthen and elevate your hearing experience and personal and professional relationships. Now that hearing aids are an integral part of your life, let’s explore ways in keeping them effective for the dynamics of your daily life, and mental and physical health. …

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How do Hearing Aids Work?

In hearing accessories, hearing aids, News and Technology by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

In recent years, the advancement of education and awareness of hearing loss coupled with technological advances allows us to move past the stereotypical view of the use of hearing aids. Our attention to hearing loss as a public health issue also demands our action to be aware of our hearing practices and our environment. In the US alone, hearing loss …

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Hearing Loss and Millennials

In hearing aids, hearing loss, Lifestyle and Leisure by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Many of us associate hearing loss with aging, but new studies are showing that noise-related hearing loss is dramatically transforming the hearing of young millennials. Noise related hearing loss can occur whenever our hearing is overly taxed by loud sounds. Historically, rates of hearing loss have skewed older, but with the adoption of new technologies and new cultural norms, that …

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How Hearing Aids Reduce Cognitive Decline

In hearing aids, hearing loss, Preventative Care by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

It’s World Alzheimer’s Month! Every September Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) works tirelessly to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, and dedicates a month to reducing the stigma around Alzheimer’s Disease. Many people are scared to admit that they’re feeling more forgetful than ever, or that they often get confused. Many studies have linked hearing loss with an increased risk …