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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 …

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Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

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Congratulations! You’ve been fitted for new hearing aids and are now starting on an exciting journey. Studies have shown that hearing aids can improve your quality of life. The transition to new hearing aids can be a bit of an adjustment but the benefits of being able take part in all life has to offer is a great boost for …

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How to Select the Right Hearing Aids

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Congratulations! If you’ve recently been prescribed hearing aids to treat your hearing loss, you are well on your way toward better hearing health – and overall health. At Advanced Tech Hearing Centers, we understand that hearing is a personal experience. The process of fitting and customizing a hearing aid to meet your needs is a priority for us. We use …

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Talking to a Loved One about Hearing Loss

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Around 20% of Americans report some form of hearing loss in their lifetime. By age 65, this number has risen to 1 in 3. Despite being so common, hearing loss can be a daunting and isolating experience. It takes time to come to terms with a change in one’s abilities and many people are often in denial that anything is …

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Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists – What to Know About Your Hearing Health Advocates

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Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists – What to Know About Your Hearing Health Advocates    If you’re just beginning your journey toward better hearing, you’ll soon meet the hearing health advocates that will guide you along the way. Throughout the process, different people will accompany you at different stages in your journey. Each new person will bring a different kind …