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All too often, as we age, we put off giving healthcare problems our full attention. Maybe we feel like “it’ll just go away” or maybe we don’t want to admit there could be something wrong. Whatever the reason, it’s time to take charge of our own health. Why is now any different? Because we know more! We now know that ignoring signs of hearing loss can have huge implications on brain function.


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Do you wear hearing aids? Let’s help make your hearing aids last longer and perform better! Annual hearing healthcare check-ups help your Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (BCHIS) or Audiologist (AuD) make sure you have the best hearing aid fit and technology updates to match your specific hearing loss. It’s important to pay attention to and invest time in following your hearing healthcare professional’s instructions for your hearing aid care.


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Over the past few decades we, as a society, have come to realize that hearing loss is a major health issue, one that can lead to an array of various other health issues. As a result, untreated hearing loss can become the baseline for extremely increased healthcare costs.

This and other relevant factors have caused Dr. Frank R. Lin (Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) and his colleagues to work to connect the links between untreated hearing loss to other major health issues.


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Over the past few years, we’ve learned that hearing loss can be linked to other health issues as well. In addition to hearing loss being frustrating to the person living with untreated hearing loss, recent research from John Hopkins concluded that hearing loss is also linked to walking and balance problems, falls and even Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 


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“What is that annoying ringing in my ear(s)?!” or “Oh! I lost the hearing in my ear(s) again!” Chances are, if you have said either of these common phrases, you probably have a hearing loss of some kind.  In fact, medical research in the past few years has shown that people who have tinnitus also have some form of hearing loss.

Hearing loss has many differing causes and severities.  Some people living with hearing loss experience a small or narrow band of sound frequencies as the result of a minor injury to the inner ear. In these cases, the injury may not result in hearing loss, aside from the Tinnitus or ringing ears experienced. However, for the majority of Tinnitus cases, hearing loss is the underlying issue.


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November 21, 2018 Uncategorized0

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us will be hosting and/or attending holiday dinners, holiday parties and other holiday events with friends, family and loved ones. In the middle of all this holiday cheer and celebration, it can be easy to forget about the challenges those people with hearing loss face.  Parties and celebrations are a staple of the holiday season, but for people with hearing loss, Christmas music, conversations, and social interaction can be challenging, if not totally frustrating.


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Most people have utilized their hearing for so long it has become second nature and not something many of us focus on daily. Especially today, many of us do pay attention to our health by getting annual physicals, trying to stay active and working on eating a healthy diet. Through all these efforts, hearing health and hearing loss tends to fall to the side of our overall attention to health.

Of course, back in the old days, many of us will remember raising our hands for the beep, wearing headphones getting our hearing tested as children. We may even remember brief hearing health screenings at annual physicals as we aged. But all too often, as we reach adulthood, many of us think we hear “just fine”, which can be so misleading.


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Just like so many things in our society today, not everything is as it appears. Falling in line with this thinking, hearing loss too is not only about hearing. No, it’s not a riddle or a deep thought joke. The fact of the matter is, hearing loss impacts a person in more ways than you can imagine. Hearing loss is not only about turning up the volume on the TV, or asking people around you to repeat conversations. Today, hearing loss research is showing us that hearing loss is connected to our overall health and well-being in many ways you may not have considered.


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