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Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

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

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

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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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Communication, Family and Relationships, Hearing Health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

As time passes, we come to appreciate more and more the love and support of those closest to us. Through life’s ups and downs, we rely on the love and support of friends and family to lend a hand or an ear, and we do the same for them. But if we are having trouble hearing, communicating our support for …

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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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All About Hearing Protection

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

The world we live in is rich with so many diverse noises and sounds.  While sound can often be pleasing, too much sound can begin to irritate our minds and our ears. Some noises can damage our hearing, leading to ringing in the ears referred to as tinnitus, and difficulty communicating. Unfortunately, noise-induced hearing damage is incurable which makes it …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

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

It’s World Alzheimer’s Month! Every September, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), along with doctors and professionals around the globe, raises awareness about dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, advocating for those suffering from brain diseases, and encouraging people to reduce their risks of developing this disease. Millions of Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, and it’s one of the most common chronic illnesses faced …

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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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The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

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

Hearing aids of today are not only far superior to the stereotypes of the past, but they are also better designed and increasingly made to conform to the individual’s needs than before. The stigma of hearing aids is slowly diminishing as public awareness and education of hearing loss has increased. Hearing aids are now designed with the most cutting-edge technology …

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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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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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

Be part of Better Hearing and Speech Month, an important initiative this May, from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association of America (ASHA). Better Hearing and Speech Month’s theme this May 2019 is “Communication Across the Lifespan,” with a focus on hearing health through the course of our lifetime! Resources, treatments, and news crucial to our hearing health are part of the …