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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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Monitoring Daily Noise Exposure Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss

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

For most people who live until the golden years of older age, hearing loss is an inevitable process. After a lifetime of sound entering the ears without the ability to “blink” or close them from noise, you can imagine the toll that sound can take. Although the ears are remarkably able to discern the subtlest differences between sounds, such as …

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Sensitivity to Noise as We Age

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, News, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Complete peace and quiet is almost an impossibility in our modern age. Hyper connected, we live surrounded by buzzing notifications, traffic noise, and the sounds of city life. Even those living in rural areas might have to contend with airplane noise, farm machinery, or the din of natural resource extraction. These sounds go past the point of annoyance. More studies …

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4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

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

Of all the forms of hearing loss, only one is 100% preventable. It also happens to be one of the most common. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a type of sensorineural hearing loss. This means it affects the hearing nerves which receive the sound which is carried to the brain. It is caused by either persistent exposure to loud noise …

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Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age

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

As we age, life offers us many new forms of enjoyment and special pleasures. For those who are able to retire, the rest and relaxation possibilities are like a new lease on life. After years of waking up early to spend all day working, our golden years are a chance to live life on our own terms. Choosing your activities …

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“Make Listening Safe” with the World Health Organization

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss Signs & Symptoms, News, World Health Organization by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

The World Health Organization was established on April 7th in 1948 by the United Nations—that date is now commemorated as World Health Day. The organization was established by the UN to coordinate and direct international health. This means that they serve as a leading authority on issues that are of critical health importance. They also play a central role in …

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Common Questions about Hearing Loss

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

Whether you have healthy hearing or have specific hearing needs, you can face a myriad of questions that concern hearing health. There is in fact a lot to know and think about when it comes to the issue of hearing loss, which faces millions of people in the United States—including a growing number of Millenials and teenagers. Hearing loss cannot …

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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

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

Most of us think about protecting our skin from the sun with sunscreen, and our feet from the gravel with shoes, however, how often do we consider the importance of protecting our hearing from noise with hearing protection? Hearing loss that is caused by excess exposure to noise – termed Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a medical concern that …