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So what actually is hearing loss?

January 21, 2020

 

Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition reported by American adults, coming in after arthritis and heart disease. There are roughly 65 million Americans who report some level of hearing loss, about 20% of the population. Of these 65 million, only about 19 million have actually done something about their hearing loss.  In a previous post, we discussed how untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline are linked, so why do so few people with hearing loss not do something about it as soon as it’s diagnosed? Many folks don’t realize what exactly hearing loss entails, so that’s what we’ll be going over in this post. Continue Reading →

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But hearing aids will make me look old…

December 16, 2019

There are myriad reasons why folks with hearing loss do not move forward with hearing aids, or avoid getting a hearing evaluation in the first place.  These reasons are as different and individual as the people who hold them.  Our goal here at Audiology Professionals is to alleviate these concerns in as individualized a way as possible. Continue Reading →

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Noise Pollution

July 18, 2019

Everyone knows about pollution. Whether it is smoke and exhaust in our cities, oil and chemicals in our waterways, or pesticides sprayed in our fields, pollution surrounds us. There are even areas that are well-known for their light pollution – having too many lights lit all hours of the day (think New York or Las Vegas). It’s simply too bright all the time to be good for us. But there is one more type of pollution that many people don’t even realize exists: noise pollution. Continue Reading →

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Untreated Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

June 13, 2019

Over the years, studies have shown that hearing loss is rarely the only chronic disorder an individual deals with. There are several well-documented comorbidities (the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient) that can go along with hearing loss, either as a cause, a result, or simply because they affect the same structures. Continue Reading →

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May is Better Hearing Month!

May 28, 2019

Since 1927, May has been Better Hearing and Speech Month.  All this month, clinics and hearing organizations have been working extra hard to bring hearing healthcare awareness to the public. This includes things like hosting free walk-in screenings, seminars offered to the public, health fairs, volunteer hours, and possibly offering discounted hearing devices. Continue Reading →

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Does Your Tinnitus Make You Feel Isolated

November 29, 2018

You’re relaxing with your family before Thanksgiving dinner. Suddenly, your ears are filled with a tinny ringing sound. You can barely hear the conversation going on around you, let alone the TV show that everyone is talking about. You find yourself feeling frustrated—and worse, isolated from your family. Continue Reading →

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CROS and BiCROS

September 25, 2018

There are several fairly well-known types of hearing loss out there. The most common are sensorineural, or “nerve deafness;” conductive, or a loss that can typically be remedied by medication or surgery; and mixed, which is a combination of the two.  However, there is another that should not be forgotten: single-sided deafness. Continue Reading →

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Tinnitus, an Overview

August 22, 2018

Most of us have seen movies where the main character is exposed to an explosion at short range and when they come back to themselves everything is quiet except for a high-pitched ringing sound.  After a few seconds that ringing dissipates, the background noise returns, and the character moves on with the film.  For more than 45 million people living in the US – myself included – this ringing doesn’t go away.   Continue Reading →

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I can borrow my spouses’/friends’ glasses, why can’t I borrow their hearing aids too?

July 23, 2018

Imagine a typical Wednesday night out. You are seated in your booth with a friend or spouse, having a lovely dinner at your favorite local restaurant. Or you would be, if you could read the menu. Your dinner partner notices your dilemma and lo and behold! They have a pair of reading glasses to lend you! With these borrowed glasses, you are able to read the menu with confidence and order with skill. With these borrowed glasses, you are invincible!

Until you need to hear the conversation over dinner. Does anyone have a hearing aid to spare? Continue Reading →

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Travelling with Hearing Aids: Do’s and Do Not’s

June 25, 2018

Travelling is a great deal of fun for most folks. Whether you are taking a vacation to somewhere new and exciting or a “stay-cation” somewhere close by, it is important to plan ahead appropriately.  Folks with hearing loss and hearing aids should take a few extra precautions as well.  Below we have listed some “Do’s” and “Do Not’s” of travelling with hearing aids. Continue Reading →

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