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Eating Healthy as a Family!

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.  Schedu...

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How’s Your Hearing Health?

If your hearing isn’t as healthy as it can be, and we detect a hearing loss, we want to bring a few things to your attention. Hearing loss affects you, your family, friends, coworkers, and just about anyone you come in contact with. When you can’t hear what’s going on around you, or you can’...

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Hearing Protection

The best way to prevent noise induced hearing loss is to protect your ears around loud sounds. There are many different situations that call for different types of earplugs including: Occupational noise Law enforcement Hunting or recreational shooting Musicians Noise protection from lawn mowers, pow...

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Different types of hearing loss

There are three main types of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. It is permanent and caused either by damage to tiny hair-like cells in the inner ear or to the auditory nerve. The auditory nerve carries important information about the loudness, pitch an...

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Lack of Communication Causes Loneliness

In some cases, hearing loss can cause a person to be unable to communicate. 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, w...

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Tips to help someone you love

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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Can hearing loss affect your career?

More than 10 percent of full-time employees have a diagnosed hearing problem, and another 30 percent suspect they have a problem, but have not sought treatment.  And of those with a suspected hearing loss, nearly all report that this hearing loss impacts them on the job, with complaints ranging fro...

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Is the music too loud at the gym?

The music blasting at your group workout class might power you through your sweat session, but it might be working your ears in a bad way. If you walk out of spin class and your ears are buzzing, that’s an indication that you may have done damage to your ears. If you download an app […]...

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Has Your Hearing Changed Suddenly?

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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Happy New Year!

While New Year’s Eve is often loud, there are ways you can protect your hearing, while still enjoying the celebration. Start the New Year right by following these useful tips to help protect your hearing on New Year’s Eve. • To help protect your ears from noise-induced hearing loss, wear earpl...