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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

September is dedicated to World Alzheimer’s Month, which means in this month, people take the time out to learn about and to raise awareness regarding this condition that affects nearly 500,000 people every year in the United States of America alone. It is also estimated that every 3 seconds someone in the world develops dementia. With this level of spread, …

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What is the Loudest Sound in the World?

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

You might not realize it, but the sounds you hear day in and day out could be affecting your hearing health far more than you think. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) affects millions of Americans, but many don’t recognize the danger until their hearing has been damaged. Noise Induced Hearing Loss For anyone living in a big city, noise induced …

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When to Get New Hearing Aids

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

Have you been thinking about upgrading to a pair of new hearing aids? If you’ve had hearing aids for a while, you might be wondering when it’s time to get new devices. You’ve noticed that hearing aid technology has changed in recent years, and you think you may be happier with new devices. Below are some of our best suggestions …

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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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What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

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

Have you decided to do the right thing for your hearing health and schedule a hearing test? That’s fantastic! If you’ve admitted that your hearing isn’t as sharp as it once was, and are ready to take the next step towards healthy hearing, we’re here to help! Before you visit us for your hearing consultation, take some time to think …

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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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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

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

Hearing aid technology continues to progress at a rapid rate and each new model brings more innovation. The increased sophistication of today’s hearing aids allows us to benefit from their use by their advancements in the replication of sound frequencies. The more advanced the technology, the closer it is to natural sound reproduction, the fuller the hearing experience we have …

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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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How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

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

Getting older means the body has been through a lifetime of wear and tear. Joints and muscles may be sore or stiff, and regular aches and pains are to be expected. In addition to the regular toll on the body, other issues can come up, including degenerative conditions or serious illness, injury, or disease. However, we know that lifestyle habits …