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Be Part of the Conversation

There’s nothing worse than trying to have lunch with friends or dinner with family and feel completely left out of the conversation because you can’t hear what everyone is saying. Or if you’re in a restaurant or coffee shop, the background noise may be drowning out the important information or...

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Helping a Loved One Dealing with Hearing Loss

Do you have a loved one that is dealing with hearing loss? Here are 6 quick tips to help you! Choose a private location to discuss it Talk without shouting Remind them they aren’t alone Express how their hearing loss affects you Explain how treatment can improve their quality of life Show your...

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Outdoor Noise

Outdoor parties, especially on big weekends like July 4th or Labor Day, may include fireworks and other noisy fun. Use hearing protection and bring extra earplugs to share with friends and family. If there are fireworks, move as far away from the noise as possible to protect your hearing. You ma...

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Don’t Fake It

It can be tempting to smile and nod, pretending to hear what others are saying to avoid embarrassment or unwanted attention, but it can impact your relationships if you do this too often. Little Rock Audiology would like to advice you to give visual clues to indicate that you are having trouble hear...

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Three Tips for Having Fun at a Party

Find a good spot:  Look for an area that is quiet and well lit, while avoiding places near speakers or other noisemakers like fans or A/C units. Try to sit with your back to the sun to avoid glare on people’s faces when lipreading. If conditions change, find a different spot. Take a time out: [&h...

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Summer Parties Are Still Fun With Hearing Loss

Summer parties are a joy! Wonderful friends, balmy weather, delicious food and the great outdoors. Social gatherings can sometimes be difficult for people with hearing loss, but barbecues are easier to navigate than most parties. The outdoor location makes it easier to hear since the buzz of convers...

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Do Not Dismiss Sudden Changes In Your Hearing

If your audiologist detects sensorineural hearing loss, they may refer you to an otolaryngologist, as immediate treatment is paramount in the case of sensorineural hearing loss. In most cases, steroids will help decrease inflammation, reduce swelling and combat illness to regain some hearing sensi...

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Sudden Change in Hearing

Immediate Action is Needed Anyone who notices a sudden change in their hearing should immediately contact their Audiologist, Otolaryngologist, or go to the nearest emergency room if help cannot be reached after hours. A thorough exam, including an audiogram, otoscopy, and case history will be conduc...