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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is a common health condition that millions of people are navigating on a daily basis. Various factors can contribute to the development of hearing loss including existing medical conditions, environmental exposure to noise, and genetic history. Hearing loss strains communication which can significantly impact both your personal and professional life. Impact on Job Untreated hearing impairment can make …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Traveling can be stressful. Packing, lines at the airport, and long flights are aspects of travel that most of us wish we could avoid! If you have hearing loss, this process can be even more stressful. Thinking about and planning for your hearing needs during your travels can be overwhelming but it does not have to be! Taking the time …

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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

In Hearing Aids by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Mild cognitive decline is an expected and natural part of the aging process. As one ages, it can become difficult to remember details, learn new things, and make decisions quickly. There are also cognitive changes that can happen that are more severe, impacting one’s ability to navigate on a daily basis. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are examples of …

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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

In Hearing Health by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Have you been risking your hearing health? Whether you have perfect hearing, have noticed that your hearing is changing, or are wearing hearing aids, looking after your hearing health is important. Learn more about hearing loss and how you can protect your hearing with these healthy habits to protect your ears and your hearing. Preventing Hearing Loss You may not …

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Do’s & Don’ts for Accommodating People with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Do you have a friend who’s experiencing hearing loss? You want to support them through this difficult experience and help them enjoy conversations with family and friends, but it can be hard to know how to effectively accommodate your friend or loved one with hearing loss. Rising Frustration If you have a loved one with hearing loss, there’s a good …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Did you know that almost 20% of Americans have a hearing loss? Despite the large number of people struggling to hear, living with untreated hearing loss can be an extremely isolating experience, and you may feel completely alone in the world. Not only does this hearing loss and the feeling of loneliness affect you, it also affects your loved ones, …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

We are well aware of the benefits of physical activity for our health, particularly as we get older. Whether physical activity looks like a jog in the park or simply a walk at a shopping mall while buying a birthday gift, getting your body moving keeps all the gears turning as they should. It’s almost as if our bodies get …

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A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

When we think about the possibility of hearing loss, many of us this it is inevitable. Indeed, our ears tend to lose their sensitivity to sound over the years, and most people in advanced years have some limitations to their prior hearing ability. Even though it is likely to lose hearing ability, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Happy New Year! The start of 2020 is an opportunity to reflect on the past and to look forward with optimism to the ways we can improve our lives. Yet, how many of us have made New Year’s resolutions that proved too difficult to keep. The most common resolutions have to do with health, so let’s take a look at …

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Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

A natural disaster can occur at any time. Some disasters give a warning, such as a storm preceding a flood. Others, such as earthquakes, give little or no warning. Once a disaster happens, the time to prepare is gone. The best way to cope with a natural disaster is to prepare by having a plan before it strikes. If you …