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You’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and do something about your hearing loss. Perhaps you are tired of constantly straining during conversation or guessing at the punch line that you missed. Perhaps your family members or friends are frustrated at having to constantly repeat themselves for you. Perhaps you responded incorrectly (and embarrassingly) during an important business meeting. Whatever

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According to the American Journal of Kidney Disease, older Americans with chronic kidney disease are more likely to suffer from hearing loss compared to healthy individuals of the same age.   Approximately 26 million Americans are currently diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.  Not only is the incidence of hearing loss about 50% greater in this population vs. the general population,

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Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America's most prevalent and growing health conditions, but did you know there is a link between the two?  November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and I want to raise awareness of the link between diabetes and hearing loss.  Diabetes currently affects approximately 10% of the U.S. population, with many more falling into the pre-diabetic

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Many hearing aid users come into our office with the complaint of "I can hear but I can't understand."  Does this sound familiar to you?  There are a few reasons why a person using hearing aids may not understand speech as clearly as they would like.   Firstly, the hearing aids may simply not be adjusted appropriately for the person's

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Many hearing aid users struggle to hear on the telephone, even with hearing aids. Visual cues help us differentiate between similar speech sounds, and unless you are using Facetime, visual cues are not available while speaking on the phone. Especially if you have hearing loss, the lack of visual cues can make it more difficult to hear over the phone

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As we reach our 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or older, many of us start noticing that it is more difficult to communicate in noisy restaurants, our young children or grandchildren are impossible to understand, or we may find ourselves leaning in to hear or asking for repetition a few too many times a day.   Unfortunately, too many people accept

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“Why do our ears produce earwax?”, and “How do I manage cerumen?” are questions we are asked daily. Cerumen, or earwax, is naturally produced by glands in your ear canals, and is made up of dead skin cells and other substances, including lysozyme, an antibacterial enzyme, fatty acids, alcohols, cholesterol, and squalene. Why Do our Ears Produce Earwax? Cerumen is

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Concerts Outdoor concerts are a great way to celebrate summer, but they can be a great way to get hearing loss as well. Pack a few earplugs the next time you head to a summer music festival or concert. Sweat Summer is a time for sun – and sweat. Luckily, most hearing aids are designed to handle sweat and daily

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As July 4th approaches, we want to remind you of the importance of protecting your hearing from loud noises, especially fireworks. About 40% of hearing loss is estimated to have been caused by excessive noise exposure. Taking simple steps to protect the hearing of all family members can prevent potentially lifelong consequences.  Here are some hearing protection tips for this

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Get more from your hearing aids with HEARING LOOPS!  A hearing loop sends clear, pure sound to your hearing aid without background noise.  Even with the most up-to-date technology, hearing aids cannot completely separate important sounds from background noise; nor do they pick up all sounds from a distance such as those in a performance hall, a place of worship,

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