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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

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

Have you been avoiding telling your loved ones about your hearing loss? If you’ve been struggling to hear, how you choose to disclose your hearing loss to your family and friends can have a huge impact on how you experience hearing loss. As you get ready to have that conversation with your family, think about these three disclosure methods, and …

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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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Communication Strategies with Hearing Loss

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

People tend to wait multiple years from the time they notice changes in their hearing to the time they seek help from a professional. Because of this, most people with hearing loss have experienced multiple years of miscommunication and frustrating conversation with friends and family. Life doesn’t have to be this way for those with hearing loss. On top of …

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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 …

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Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

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

There’s nothing we love to share more than all the wonderful benefits of treating hearing loss. Hearing loss affects more than just our ears – hearing loss essentially affects the person we are. Hearing impairment has an impact on our relationships with our partner and our families, our personal safety, our cognitive and emotional health, and even our earning potential. …

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Tips for Selecting New Hearing Aids

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

The thought of selecting hearing aids can feel quite overwhelming – with so many acronyms, features and technical language, it’s hard to know where to start. While you won’t be going through the process of choosing aids on your own once you start working with us, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of hearing aids and how you envision …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

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

Unfortunately, there is still a bit of unfounded stigma surrounding hearing loss and the use of hearing aids. This may be why the average American waits about 7 years from the time they notice changes in their hearing to the time they seek help. During that time, untreated hearing loss can cause some real damage to our mental cognition, our …

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Signs of Hearing Loss

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

If you’re worried about your hearing or the hearing of someone you love, it is important to understand the most common warning signs of hearing loss. Ignoring hearing loss won’t solve the problem; in fact, it could make it much worse. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to an increased risk of depression, social isolation, falling, and even developing dementia. …