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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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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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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 …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

In Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Modern technology, life changes, hearing changes, they all could come together to mean you need updated hearing aids. The best thing to do is schedule an exam and consultation at South Shore Hearing Center and we can help you decide. First, let’s look at a few things. Are your hearing aids doing the job? Hearing aids are exposed to a …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks, Travel by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Everyone loves a good holiday, but traveling isn’t always easy. Leaving home can be stressful, especially if you’re one of the 40 million Americans struggling to hear. Whether you’re traveling for work or for leisure, follow these tips to help make your next trip a success. Plan Ahead If you have hearing loss, it’s important to plan ahead and be …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

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

Some activities will come naturally to you with the assistance of hearing aids. You can insert your aids and move around the house easily, newly aware of the sound that you had been missing for so long. You will likely notice things you hadn’t before, including the neighbor’s dog or cars whizzing by on the street just outside your door. …

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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 …