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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. …