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Sudden Change in Hearing

Immediate Action is Needed Anyone who notices a sudden change in their hearing should immediately contact Little Rock Audiology, 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 conducted to determi...

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Too Many People Talking at Once

Do you have trouble following a conversation when people are talking at the same time?  Our ability to process multiple incoming and competing signals deteriorates over time, so being a little lost in conversation occasionally isn’t always a sign of hearing loss. However, if you’re at a w...

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Trouble Hearing on the Phone?

Mobile and landline phones are equipped with a volume control setting, so you might not have trouble hearing your friend, co-worker or client because you’ve amped the telephone to the max. Check the volume setting, and if you find yourself inching the volume up louder and louder, you may have hear...

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Keeping Hospice Patients Connected

There are important steps to ensure that a hospice patient can continue to be a part of the conversation and to improve the quality of care. The first step, however, is establishing if there is a hearing loss in the first place. And for that, the family first needs to communicate with the staff i...

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Setting a Healthy Example

Modeling good health habits for your family can help your children and grandchildren develop healthy habits of their own and stave off hearing loss due to poor nutrition.  Eat a balanced diet, get the proper amount of exercise, protect your hearing from exposure to loud or excessive noise, and sche...

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Nutrition and Hearing Loss in Children

  The CDC says poor nutrition in childhood can lead to an increased risk for developing health conditions such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and now even hearing loss. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found t...

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Lack of Communication Causes Loneliness

Being able to clearly hear and communicate wishes with caregivers and loved ones reduces the sense of loneliness and isolation that can often accompany a patient’s final days. It also gives a patient a sense of autonomy, which is important for emotional well-being....

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Hearing Loss in Hospice Patients

The care of those in hospice presents a multitude of challenges for patients as well as their caregivers and family members. Amid pressing concerns such as medical care, pain management and legal and financial concerns, families often become overwhelmed, and hearing loss is often at the bottom of t...

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Tips for Traveling by Car

If you’re the driver and you lip-read or sign/cue, teach your passengers to insert pauses in their conversation when your eyes are on the road. Ask passengers to use an FM system in order to deliver the conversation right to your ears. This allows you to keep your eyes on the road at all times. [&...

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Tips for Traveling by Plane

When booking a flight, always sign up for flight change alerts via text or email. If someone else books the flight for you, follow up with the airline to ensure you receive updated information by phone or email. Try to book a seat up front where the flight crew can find you and communicate with [&he...