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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 …

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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

In Uncategorized by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

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 …

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Hearing Loss Number Rises in US Population

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

Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US? Affecting approximately 40 million people, hearing loss tends to occur in older populations, though younger people are also at high risk of developing the condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hearing loss is twice as common as diabetes or …

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Meds that Could Cause Hearing Loss

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

Be Aware: Meds That Could Cause Hearing Loss   An increased risk of hearing loss as a side effect of certain medications is gaining attention, as the public becomes aware that many commonly used drugs could cause permanent damage to their ears. It is estimated that 500,000 Americans suffer hearing loss as a result of ear-damaging medications each year. Pharmacists …

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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 …