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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 …

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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

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

Have you ever noticed when your ears are clogged your whole life seems to get in disarray? This has to do with the fact that your hearing is directly related to basically every action of your life. For instance, your cognitive abilities become a bit more challenging when your ears are not functioning properly. This means that you may have …

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Tips for Better Hearing in Noise

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

Hearing loss is a condition that a large number of people will have to tolerate to some degree or another. There can be a variety of causes for the ailment, although this hasn’t meant that the impact of it can be any less severe. One of the larger factors that it can affect is being able to communicate with people …

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Falls & Accidents are More Likely with Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss is a condition that affects us in a variety of ways, with much of this also being mentally and emotionally. While many of us will be aware of the physical symptoms and causes of the condition, many of us may not realize that it can also be linked to balance disorders. The majority of this will be driven …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

September is dedicated to World Alzheimer’s Month, which means in this month, people take the time out to learn about and to raise awareness regarding this condition that affects nearly 500,000 people every year in the United States of America alone. It is also estimated that every 3 seconds someone in the world develops dementia. With this level of spread, …