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Family Doctors Normally Do Not Detect Hearing Loss

Don’t count on your family doctor to detect that you have hearing loss.  Only 14% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss during a physical. Since most people with hearing impairments hear well in a quiet environment like a doctor’s office, it can be virtually impossible for you...

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Does Hearing Loss Only Affect Older People?

Hearing loss is a complex condition and affects people in different ways. Forget the myths about hearing loss. This is a fact! MYTH – Hearing loss affects only “old people” and is merely a sign of aging. FACT – Only 35% of people with hearing loss are older than age 64. There...

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Iron is Important for Hearing Health

You may know how important it is to have iron in your diet for overall health, but a recent study showed a connection between a lack of iron and hearing health. The study followed 305,339 adults between the ages of 21 and 90 and found those with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) are twice as likely to ...

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Three 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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How Bad is “Too” Bad?

When it comes to health concerns, including hearing loss, people often wonder: how bad is too bad. How serious does a condition need to be before it goes from being an annoyance to something that requires medical attention? If you have mild hearing loss, you may think it’s not serious and c...

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Change Your Life for the Better

Little Rock Audiology understands the inner workings of the ear, the complexities of hearing loss and is trained in the many hearing aid solutions. Getting the right hearing aid for your level of hearing loss and lifestyle can absolutely change your life for the better. Work with our hearing aid spe...

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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...