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Have you — or has someone you know — ever gone to a play, seminar, house of worship, or musical performance, optimized your hearing device settings, and still had trouble hearing? Why does this happen? Hearing in Public Spaces When you listen to a live speech, classroom lesson, classical guitarist, or clergyperson, your hearing device uses a built-in microphone to

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Our Audiologist Sarah Caldwell has been keeping up with her reading and was able to check out this audiology related book by Lydia Denworth.  Check out her latest book review below Book Review: I Can Hear You Whisper by Lydia Denwort Lydia Denworth is the mother of a child born with a progressive, and eventually profound hearing loss. In her

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From slips and spills to collisions, machine mishaps and more, accidents befall us all, but did you know that hearing loss might contribute to the risk of injury? In fact, one investigation found that those with hearing difficulties may have a doubled chance of suffering an accidental injury at work or play. The study, published in a 2018 edition of

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So many things around the house are designed to alert you using noise. But what if a hearing loss means you miss when the smoke detector or alarm clock sounds?   The following alerting devices are ideal methods for helping your home — or the home of a loved one — feel even safer. Smoke Alarms A smoke alarm-based alert

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Hearing loss can seem daunting, with its ability to affect relationships, self‑confidence, physical health, and more. Taking charge of it, however, can go a long way toward keeping you feeling empowered and engaged. Start with these 10 helpful do’s and don’ts: Do’s DO know that you’re not alone. Hearing loss is a growing public-health challenge — the third most chronic

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Hearing Care Q & A Question: Why Do You Encourage Us to Bring a Companion? Answer: The simple answer is that everyone benefits, including your audiologist. Let’s unpack some of the reasons for this: Hearing loss affects your companion, too Once someone suspects they have hearing issues, they’ll wait, on average, seven years before getting a hearing evaluation. One reason

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What does osteoporosis , a potentially debilitating disease affecting some 10 million Americans and 2 million Canadians , have in common with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, dementia, and other selected conditions? It can go hand in hand with hearing loss. More specifically, at least one study links osteoporosis to a nearly doubled risk of sudden

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How Are Smoking and Hearing Loss Related? The connection between smoking and heart disease, cancer, and respiratory problems gets all the attention, but the effects of smoking on hearing have long been known. If you’re one of the 40 million U.S. adults who smokes cigarettes — or someone who lives with a smoker — read on to find out how

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5 Ways to Support Your HEARing Health The whir of a hummingbird. The warning of an approaching ambulance. The round of laughter after your deviously funny and deftly delivered wedding toast. That sublime guitar riff or soulful crescendo in your favorite song. As we celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month in May and the theme, Communication for All it's a

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Are hearing impairment and diabetes connected? More than you might think. Hearing loss — which affects an estimated one of every five Americans — is twice as common among people living with diabetes, making healthy habits and regular hearing checkups all the more important for overall wellness. Some 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes , a chronic metabolic

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Your Refrigerator Is Running — Can You Hear It? You're probably familiar with the many telltale, well-known signs of hearing loss — asking people to repeat themselves frequently, turning up the TV to uncomfortable levels for others in the room, or leaning into a conversation on one side to use your “good ear.” But what if speech is clear to

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Hearing loss is a condition that doesn’t discriminate between ordinary and successful people. There have been several politicians who, like normal citizens, suffered from some type of hearing loss. Here's a list.   1. Theodore Roosevelt   One of the most beloved presidents of all time, Theodore Roosevelt or more commonly known as Teddy Roosevelt, also suffered from hearing loss. The president,

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