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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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Being an Effective Listener: Communication is the Key to Connection

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

“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

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

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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Noisy Lives and Hearing Loss: A Case for Custom Ear Protection

In Hearing Protection by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Hearing loss affects 37 million Americans. From workplace noise to rock concerts and daily city noise, no one is safe from hearing loss. Even listening to music with earbuds during your workout or daily commute puts your hearing at risk. No matter your age, all of us – seniors, adults, and teenagers – need to understand the causes of hearing …