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How Hearing Loss Limits Our Movement to Local Areas

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

Hearing loss has a number of far-reaching effects on the lives of seniors who live with this condition. Not only does it impede their ability to communicate, but also–as new research shows–it limits their capacity to be mobile and partake in different hobbies and activities. The study, carried out by researchers in Finland, sheds light on this cause-and-effect relationship between …

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1 in 10 US Adults Suffer from Tinnitus

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

Have you ever heard a persistent ringing in your ears? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. A recent study has revealed a surprising fact: in the past year, 1 in 10 American adults has experienced tinnitus symptoms. Over one third of participants reported that their tinnitus–the perception of sounds such as ringing, buzzing, or whistling in the ears–is …

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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 …

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Nutrients That Help Boost Your Hearing Health

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

We know that a healthy, balanced diet ensures overall well-being, from keeping our blood sugar levels down to boosting our energy levels throughout the day. Did you know that there are certain nutrients in our diet hat help boost our hearing health as well? With heart disease, arthritis, and hearing loss as the top three most common medical conditions in …

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Tips for the Holidays with Hearing Aids

In hearing aids, Tips and Tricks by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Wow! It’s already December, and we’ve got a month full of holidays. The holidays are always a great time to gather with your family, friends, and loved ones to relax and catch up on the big year we’ve just had. For most of us, a huge gathering could be overwhelming. For those with hearing loss, holiday socializing can be quite …

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Best Hearing Aids for Active Lifestyles

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

Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US, affecting 20% of Americans. While it tends to affect older Americans, trends have shown that people of all ages may experience some degree of hearing loss. When left untreated, hearing loss could negatively affect one’s health and well-being, causing higher rates of depression, anxiety, and stress.

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How Hearing Aids Improve Your Relationships

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

Now more than ever, in this age of constant communication, we know that the foundation of any healthy relationship is good communication. We connect to people and the world around us with video chats, texts, jokes, conversations over dinner parties, short chats when we run into one another at the supermarket, and so on. Relationships become unhealthy when there is …

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How Hearing Aids Keep You Safe

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

Not only can hearing aids restore one’s hearing and improve communication with friends and family, they also have the ability to increase personal safety, both at home and out in the world. According to a worldwide study conducted by EuroTrak in 2015, quality of life improved dramatically for those with hearing aids, and over half the participants felt a greater …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

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

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, people across the U.S. are currently considering their travel plans. Traveling should be an enjoyable and fun experience, whether your plan is to relax on the beach or head for the hills for some hiking. Nevertheless, traveling can sometimes bring its own stresses, including things like delayed flights and unexpected weather. Whatever …