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A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

In Uncategorized by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

The World Health Organization (WHO) has noted a remarkable uptick in hearing loss, particularly among young people. Overall, 466 million persons around the world experience disabling hearing loss, amounting to 6.1% of the world’s population.  The causes of hearing loss are wide-ranging, but the WHO has targeted three main causes for their campaign: occupational, leisure, and music. By narrowing to …

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Seeking Hearing Loss Treatment Could Help Prevent or Delay Dementia

In Uncategorized by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Many people believe that if someone lives with untreated hearing loss, their challenges are mostly restricted to communication. The symptoms of untreated hearing loss are sadly more complicated than that. Hearing loss can have a significant impact on the brain when left unaddressed, leading to social disengagement and severe health problems. In particular, there’s been a strong link between hearing …

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Hearing Loss and Millennials

In Uncategorized by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Many of us have the standard stereotypical image of a person who has hearing loss. This person is older, perhaps holding a cane, and has difficulty hearing in loud contexts or talking to someone with a soft voice. And yet, seniors are not the only people who suffer hearing loss. Hearing loss is skewing younger and even reaching millennials. The …