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Hearing Aid Goals

Hearing Goals You Should Try Congratulations on your new hearing aids! Now that you have hearing aids you will be able to hear sounds you haven’t heard in a while, such as the hum of the refrigerator or the birds chirping outside. The goal of hearing aid amplification is to improve your access to sound. …

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Hearing and Alzheimer’s

Your hearing plays a crucial role in your overall health and well-being. Hearing doesn’t only allow you to be a part of the conversation and to hear the world around you, but it also keeps your brain active. Discover how your hearing is connected to cognitive decline and how you can be proactive during Alzheimer’s …

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July is Firework Safety Month

This July is Firework Safety Month, and we want to educate our patients on how fireworks can affect their hearing health. Although beautiful to watch, fireworks can be dangerous. Not only are they explosives that can cause physical harm if not used correctly, but they can also cause hearing loss. The loud sound produced by …

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Hearing and Balance

The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Balance Hearing loss doesn’t only affect your ability to hear and comprehend speech. It can also be connected to a variety of other health concerns, such as balance issues or vertigo. Our sense of balance is located within the cochlea, which is the same location of the hearing nerve …

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Communicating With a Mask

Tips for Communicating While Wearing A Face Mask Hearing loss can make communicating with your friends and loved ones difficult. Especially if you are in a crowded environment. Because hearing loss affects the way you hear certain frequencies and syllables, you often have to strain to understand what is exactly being said to you. Today, …

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