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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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In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

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

World Hearing Day is celebrated annually by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 3rd. Each year the World Health Organization focuses on a different theme that revolves around global hearing health and this year, in 2019, the World Hearing Day theme is “Check your hearing!,” drawing attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss. World …

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Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss greatly impacts the way that we communicate in the world. We may find that what we used to be able to pick up during normal conversation becomes a challenge. Background noise may distort sounds and make it hard for you to be fully engaged. People with untreated hearing loss may feel heightened stress, frustration, and even anger. They …

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Talking to Kids about Hearing Loss

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

Where ever we go in the world, we will meet someone who are differently-abled. For that reason, it is important to teach young children how to respectfully treat those with different abilities. In a world where people are so often viewed as “the other” or bullied for even the smallest thing like having a bright hair color or dressing a …

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Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Ears

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

Recent studies have found that many older adults neglect their hearing as the years go by. Indeed, there are many personal reasons for avoiding hearing loss treatment. Perhaps some find it to be an inconvenience to attend to their hearing loss. Others may feel embarrassed by their inability to hear things unassisted. Still others simply don’t want to get older, …

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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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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

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

Hearing loss is part of a complicated vortex of health conditions, and many of these interrelated health issues remain somewhat misunderstood. For instance, although it is statistically demonstrated that hearing loss has a link with dementia, it is unclear how and why this connection exists. Researchers and health care professionals ask themselves if the two conditions simply coexist in older …

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Understanding the Degrees of Hearing Loss

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

When we think of hearing loss, sometimes the more profound forms come to mind first. At the furthest extreme, some people are diagnosed with hearing loss so profound that they are unable to hear very loud sounds above 80 decibels, such as a lawn mower, food blender, or motorcycle. However, the subtler of hearing loss are much more pervasive and …

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Hearing Loss Patients at Higher Risk of Hospital Re-admission

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

You could be spending a lot more time in the hospital than you want if you have untreated hearing loss. Recent studies show that untreated hearing loss may contribute to re-occurring hospital visits. Treating hearing loss brings significant benefits to your overall health and well-being, and the revelations on hospital re-admission give us just one more reason to pay attention …

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Taking Care of Your Hearing and Vision Slows Cognitive Decline by 50 – 75%

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

Taking care of your hearing and your vision is central to maintaining your health, and recent studies show it also slows cognitive decline. Aging is a natural process, and with it comes cognitive decline, which happens in varying degrees. Hearing loss due to aging is a common condition. Almost one of two Americans over the age of 65 has some …