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How Often Should I Get a Hearing Test?

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

Annual physicals, biannual dental checkups, and regular annual vision screenings are a well-established schedule for staying on top of your health – but do you know how often you should be getting a hearing exam? One of the questions we field most frequently is just how regularly should a person have their hearing tested. The answer is: it depends! When …

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How Does Telemedicine Work?

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

It might come as no surprise that health care is among the many social activities that have moved to “remote” settings. With the risks of social proximity, any steps that can be employed to create physical distance between people could amount to saving lives. Many aspects of health care can be enacted across distance rather than in shared space. Let’s …

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Work & Leisure Activities That Could Contribute to Hearing Loss

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

If you have ever been to a loud concert or sporting event, you have a sense for how loud a leisure event can be. The din of voices adds to the amplified sounds to create a powerful sonic experience. Unfortunately, if you heard ringing or muffling in your ears afterward, you are well aware of the dangers those events can …

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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 …