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A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

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

When you think about public health concerns, your mind might immediately go to communicable diseases. Particularly as we learn about COVID-19, we have become aware of the ways that viruses, bacterial infections, and other diseases spread through large groups of people.  Other important public health concerns include risks of injuries and access to healthy drinking water. The Gates Foundation has …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry    

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

Hearing aids have never been smaller or more technically advanced. But although hearing aids are designed to be robust, like all electronic devices, they need to be protected from moisture. If you’re an avid swimmer or use your hearing aids for sweaty activities such as hiking or jogging, your hearing devices might be exposed to moisture every day. What can …

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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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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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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 …