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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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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

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

Hearing loss is a very common condition that affects older adults. For adults between the ages of 65 and 74, one in three have at least some degree of hearing loss. Nearly half of everyone over the age of 75 suffers from hearing loss. Unfortunately, only a quarter of those who have hearing loss actually get hearing aids. Many of …

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Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

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

Hearing loss is no joking matter, and a surprising number of sounds can damage your hearing. If you’ve been worried about your hearing health, or think you need to do more to protect your hearing, consider these sounds that could harm your hearing. Noise Induced Hearing Loss Hearing loss can be caused by several factors, including illness, injury, genetics, or …

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

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

Do you have hearing loss? Many Americans wait on average five to seven years before seeking treatment for their hearing loss! Part of the reason for this is that those with hearing loss may not realize their hearing has deteriorated. Hearing loss is often a gradual process, and you might not notice the day to day changes to your hearing …

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Things Your Ears Reveal About Your Health

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

The most common health concern to occur in your ears is hearing loss. Most people who live to old age will experience some form of hearing loss, and even those who take steps to protect their hearing are likely to experience some limitations in their senior years. Yet, the direct effects of hearing loss are not the only health concern …

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Hearing Loss & an Increased Risk for Depression

In Depression, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, Mental Health, News, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

The relation between hearing loss and other negative health outcomes continues to be studied by researchers. We have known for a long time that hearing loss can be related to a higher incidence of accidents and injuries. Those who have trouble hearing audio cues around them may be unaware of the dangers they face, and they may not adequately respond …