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Importance of Regular Hearing Checks

In hearing, Hearing Health, Hearing Testing, Research, Tips and Tricks by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Nothing is as important as your health and well-being, especially as you get older. It can be difficult to keep up with regular visits to your doctor, but it is imperative to ensure not only your health but also your happiness. There are, of course, different recommended checkups for different stages of life: pelvic exam and pap smear starting at …

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A Link between Drinking and Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss affects over 37 million Americans, impacting everyone from grandparents to teens. While many people acknowledge the common causes of hearing loss such as age-related hearing loss, or hearing loss from exposure to dangerously loud sounds like noisy construction sites or rock concerts, few are aware of the other causes of hearing loss. There are less obvious things that …

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Hearing Loss Fatigue: How to Restore Your Energy

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

You can’t drink from an empty cup. It’s an idea plastered over every self-help blog on the internet and a version of this permeates Instagram culture. In essence, this simple maxim is responding to our culture’s overemphasis on busy-ness and doing. It asks us to pause, put down the to-do list and evaluate our inner energy levels. Have you taken …

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4 Signs You May Need a Hearing Test

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

Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss is not only found among older populations. In fact, there have been rising numbers of young adults with hearing loss. This modern world has changed in the last decade and a half, with almost everyone connected to an electronic device. It should come as no surprise that earbuds, which deliver loud volumes in close …

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Practicing with a Loved One’s Voice Could Improve Your Hearing

In Family and Relationships, hearing, hearing loss, News and Technology, Tips and Tricks by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Hearing loss is a growing problem, especially among seniors. Between 2000 and 2015, the number of Americans with hearing loss doubled, and is now estimated to be 48 million. Although hearing loss has slightly declined among U.S. adults ages 20 to 69, the number has risen steadily in the 70 and over age group. This is a concern because, aside …

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The Link Between Untreated Hearing Loss and Mental Health

In Family and Relationships, hearing, hearing accessories, hearing loss, Lifestyle and Leisure by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

You know that living with untreated hearing loss leads to a disconnect with your everyday life. You don’t hear the phone ringing, you’ve missed the doorbell three times this week, and you can’t follow conversations as easily as you used to. You have started staying home rather than meeting friends for dinner, and you can’t remember what the birds sound …

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Part of Your Ear is Millions of Years Old!

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

There’s no denying that our ears are intricate and detailed. According to a new study from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, “The transition from being sea creatures to living on land, even if it happened 300 million years ago, seems to have left its traces on the way we keep our balance today.” Our auditory system is closely linked to …