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A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

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You might think age-related hearing loss is an inevitable part of getting older. To some extent, that’s correct, but a new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that diet plays a very significant role in the severity of hearing loss and the age at which it begins. The study followed middle-aged, white women over the course of three years, …

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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

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It seems that we all have a loved one whose pride gets the better of them when it comes to hearing aids. We tell them about just how much sound they’re missing out on and they insist they’re fine, or they’re not ready for hearing aids, or they can get by without them. While it hurts to see our loved …

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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! Every year for the over 90 years, the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association has spent the month of May raising awareness about hearing and speech disorders that affect Americans of all ages. This year’s theme is Communication at Work, and as many of us move our personal and professional lives online during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s …

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Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

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Hearing loss falls into one of two main categories: sensorineural or conductive. While a person can have one or both types, they affect distinct mechanisms in the ears. Sensorineural hearing loss gets a lot of media coverage. It’s the kind of hearing loss that is caused by damage to the cilia (tiny hair-like cells) in the cochlea, or the auditory …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

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This is a time when health concerns are on our minds more than ever. Taking reasonable precautions without letting our reactions become unreasonable will be crucial for our physical health and our mental wellbeing as we move forward. With serious health concerns on our minds, it is more important than ever to understand the causes and effects of infections. Let’s …

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Being an Effective Listener: Communication is the Key to Connection

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“We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak,” said Epictetus, the Greek philosopher. Being a good listener is a crucial part of good communication. According to a study from Wright State University in Ohio, conducted with 8,000 participants employed in businesses, hospitals, universities, and military and government agencies, “the average person …

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Smartphone Apps to Assist with Hearing

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Here at Advanced Tech Hearing Aid Centers, we offer a number of wireless hearing aid models from leading brands such as Siemens/Signia, Starkey, Widex, Oticon, Resound, and Unitron. In particular, Starkey’s Halo 2 and ReSound’s LiNX2 are two specific Made for iPhone hearing aids (with Android compatibility) that provide immediate access to audio from your smartphones. Widex’s BEYOND is the …

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Iron Deficiency Could be Linked to Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

What causes hearing loss? At first the answer seems simple. Your parents have hearing loss from working for years in noisy environments without proper hearing protection, and your kids have hearing loss from all those loud concerts they attend on the weekends. But there are other, more hidden causes of hearing loss. Nearly 20% of Americans struggle to hear, and …

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Hearing Loss Could Lead to Mobility Issues

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Hearing Loss Could Lead to Mobility Issues Most people don’t think twice about running out to grab a coffee or a carton of milk. These daily errands are not a big deal for people with normal hearing, but for those with untreated hearing loss, it can become an obstacle. Our sense of hearing is always on, whether we realize it …