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Hearing loss can be devastating.  We are passionate about helping our customers learn more about the options that are out there, the connection between hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease, at home tips to make it easier and so much more.  Check out these articles from our blog.

Hearing loss is not always from noise

By Donna | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

A healthy heart will give you better hearing. If your heart, arteries and veins are not working properly, bad blood flow to the inner ear can contribute of hearing loss. Studies show that people with diabetes is more likely to have hearing loss. More research needs to be done, but we believe that the glucose …

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Time for a hearing test?

By Donna | April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hearing loss comes on so gradually that one might not notice. Can hear, but can’t understand? People mumble or slurring their words? Ask people to repeat words or phrases? Prefer the TV or radio louder than others? Avoid social occasions or family gatherings where listening may be difficult? Have ringing in your ears or other …

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What you don’t know may hurt you!

By Donna | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hearing loss is a more serious problem than just not being able to hear. Hearing loss comes on so gradually one might not even notice. Studies have shown that hearing aids could delay or prevent dementia by improving patients hearing. Hearing loss has also been directly linked to falls. Walking, talking and listening all at …

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Airline Travel

By Donna | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is working on ways to assist the hearing impaired with their airline travel. The DOT wants to make sure that the hearing impaired get updated information on flight delays, schedule changes, connections, flight check-in, gate assignments, ticketing, checking and claiming of luggage, aircraft changes, safety briefings presented to …

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Helping Caregivers Identify Hearing Loss

By Donna | December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Symptoms of hearing loss – a list for caregivers Family members are often the first to recognize that a loved one has hearing loss, but the symptoms may appear gradually and be difficult to detect.  Even professional caregivers can confuse the signs and symptoms of hearing loss with other conditions, missing opportunities for early diagnosis …

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Hearing But Not Understanding

By Donna | October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was recently visiting with my cousin. She said she can hear just fine but in background noise she cannot understand most of the words. She was hearing but not understanding. This is typical of a high frequency hearing loss. Most people associate hearing loss with deafness. However, it is common for people to understand …

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Your Hearing

By Donna | February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

When we think about a vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis comes to mind, which is a weakening of the bones. Vitamin D is important to our bone mineral density which helps prevent fractures and breaks. What we don’t think about when we think about bone health are the tiny bones in our ears. These three tiny …

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Hearing Loss Affects Millions of Americans

By Donna | February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hearing Loss Affects Millions of Americans and Has Been Linked to Depression, Social Isolation, and Loss of Income It’s time to have your hearing checked, or to urge a loved one with signs of hearing loss to see a hearing care professional. Hearing loss affects approximately 36 million Americans and recent studies show that untreated …

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Blowing Your Nose Incorrectly Can Cause Trauma to Ears

By Donna | January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blowing your nose incorrectly can cause trauma to your ears. Especially in the winter months, with cold and flu season causing a stuffy or runny nose, you need to be careful about blowing your nose too much. It’s a simple thing that we often don’t think about, but this repetitive action can damage your ears. …

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Hearing Loss Can Make For a Frustrating Holiday Season – Communication Strategies Can Help

By Donna | November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The sounds of the holidays; joyous music, lively conversation and family gatherings are a cherished part of every holiday season. But if a loved one has trouble hearing in crowded, noisy situations, or suffers any degree of hearing loss, the holidays may lose some of their luster. A person with hearing loss symptoms may have …

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