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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

You can think about just about every health issue having a connection with healthy eating. Things like heart disease and diabetes have clear links to your diet, but there are also mental health benefits. Many who eat balanced diets record higher feelings of general well being, and recent medical work has reinforced the body-mind relationship. You may already be on …

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Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Los

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

For decades we’ve accepted hearing loss—and the communication difficulties it causes—as a normal part of aging. But research suggests that losing our hearing affects more than just our conversations. If left untreated, hearing loss can be profoundly detrimental to our physical and mental well-being, reducing our quality of life as we get older. A team of Japanese researchers has found …

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Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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

May has been known as Better Speech and Hearing Month for over 75 years. The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) spends this month raising awareness of communication disorders, such as hearing loss and supplying audiologists and hearing specialists with the critical information they need to inform their patients. This year, the theme they are promoting is ‘Communication at Work.’ …

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Tips for Sheltering in Place with Hearing Loss

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

If you live in an area that is practicing shelter-in-place, your life has surely transformed before your eyes. Some of the simple activities that you might have taken for granted are put on hold for the time being. What’s more, it is unclear in some parts of the world how long these shelter-in-place orders will last. Rather than focus on …

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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

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

For many people, the choice to get two hearing aids is a simple one. It might be apparent to you that you have reduced hearing ability in both ears, and it would not suffice to get just one hearing aid. Many people understand that the imbalance between the two ears would make it quite disorienting and even dizzying to get …

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Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

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

If you think about artificial intelligence, what comes to mind? For some it would be a robot like Rosie from the Jetsons, nearly human in her intelligence yet lacking that emotional spirit that makes us who we are as individuals. For others, artificial intelligence brings to mind a computer buried in a server field beneath the earth, churning out the …

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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 …