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Great Things to Hear this Holiday Season in Lancaster, PA

In Events, Lifestyle and Leisure by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

The holidays are here! The festive season reminds us about what really matters, and we take the time to be with our family, friends, and loved ones. At Advanced Tech Hearing Aid Centers, we’re committed to helping you hear, and we want you to enjoy the Christmas season with your loved ones without struggling to communicate. One great way to …

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It’s National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, So Let’s Talk About Hearing Loss and Brain Health

In Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Family and Relationships by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

It’s a festive time of year, and you might be busy planning your Thanksgiving menu or getting ready to send out Christmas cards. But November is about something else too: it’s National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is rapidly growing. Currently, there are approximately 5.7 million American adults living with this disease, but this number is …

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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 …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss is not an uncommon issue in our country. One in three people over the age of 65 have hearing loss in the US, and that number jumps to one in two for those over 74. Hearing loss is also the third most common physical issue amongst older Americans and is the number one most commonly reported workplace injury. …

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Preparing for Retirement with Hearing Loss

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

Whether your dream of retirement involves sandy beaches and palm trees, or spending more time with the grandkids, its something many of us have been preparing for and pondering about for years. You know you need money to cover living expenses, medical needs, and of course some fun, but are you also taking hearing health into consideration? Because age-related hearing …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

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

You’d think that one of the leading public health issues would have much more clarity surrounding it. Instead, there seems to be confusion and misinformation associated with what it means to live with hearing loss today. So many of our ideas about hearing loss and its treatment is dated, even as much as a few generations old. More than 48 …

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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 …