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World Hearing Day March 3rd: Why you should care and what you should do

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 26, 2019 8:27:00 AM

If you have trouble hearing, you are most definitely not alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 466 million people worldwide live with hearing loss. About 36 million of them are right here in the U.S. This is such a widespread and serious health condition that the WHO has declared March 3rd as World Hearing Day. Read on to learn why this may be of importance to you and your loved ones.

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Topics: noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing and the heart, hearing evaluation, Untreated Hearing Loss, World Hearing Day, Hearing Loss Prevention, Dementia and Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss and Falls, Hearing Loss and Depression

Use of hearing aids may help to reduce cognitive decline

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 19, 2019 9:21:00 AM

We’ve previously reported on research showing that hearing loss is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. Now comes the strongest evidence yet that hearing loss is not only linked to cognitive decline and dementia, but that the use of hearing aids may help protect the brain from these conditions of advancing age.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, cognitive decline, Healthy Hearing, Dementia and Hearing Loss, hearing quiz, hearing and the brain

Preventing ‘music-induced’ hearing loss in Teens and Young-Adults

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Thinking about it later in life, Jim realized that his hearing loss probably started when he was a teen or young adult. It might have been the rock concerts he attended, the fireworks he set off, the motorcycle he rode, or all of these (and other) high-noise activities. Jim ignored his hearing loss— and now he’s paying the price through an increased risk for health conditions like: dementia, depression and injury-causing falls.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention

What your ears may be saying about your heart

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 1, 2019 11:02:00 AM

Could a hearing loss be trying to tell you something about your heart’s health? Listen carefully, because a growing body of evidence – based on six decades of research – points to a connection between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease.

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Topics: hearing loss, Hearing and the heart, Healthy Hearing, American Heart Month, Heart and Hearing Health, hearing quiz

Chronic noise exposure increases risk for heart attack and stroke

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 29, 2019 1:15:00 PM

How can the noise around you impact your risk for heart attack and stroke? In preparation for February’s American Heart month, it's important to understand more about the Ear-Heart connection and how to reduce your risks.

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Topics: hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, Hearing and the heart, schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, American Heart Month, Heart and Hearing Health

From Arkansas to Wisconsin, health insurers cover hearing aids for children

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 25, 2019 5:18:33 PM

Do you know a child with hearing loss — perhaps someone like 10-year-old Hunter Martin? The Illinois boy is among the nearly 15% of U.S. children who have a hearing impairment. Fortunately, Hunter got the hearing help he needed. And now he’s become an advocate for other hearing-impaired children, even testifying before the Illinois Senate Insurance Committee in favor of a state law requiring health insurers to cover hearing aids for kids.

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Topics: children, Children and Hearing Loss, hearing aid coverage, Hearing Loss in Children, Hearing Aids for Children, state mandates

Our Top 5 Blog Posts from 2018

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Our ears are buzzing! You told us what you wanted to know about hearing loss care and prevention in 2018. Check out our top 5 blog posts from the past year. Read them again or share with a friend to keep the conversation going!

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing screenings, Audiologists, Hearing Education, allergies, evolution of hearing aids, Cognitive Ability

5 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked in 2019

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 31, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Did you struggle to hear your family members at this year’s holiday gatherings?  Have you found yourself saying ‘What?’ more than normal? Has your spouse repeatedly complained that the TV is too loud? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to get your hearing checked.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing screenings, Hearing Education, Alzheimer's Prevention, Cognitive Ability, New Years Resolution

For 2019, resolve to improve your hearing

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 19, 2018 5:17:11 PM

Have you made a new year’s resolution for 2019? Does it involve reducing stress, staying better connected with family and friends, expanding your social network, learning a new skill or making more money? Then you may want to check to make sure your hearing is up to the challenge. Why's that?

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Topics: hearing aids, Untreated Hearing Loss, Social Isolation, New Years Resolution

Sound advice for hard-of-hearing travelers

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 14, 2018 4:51:17 PM

Traveling this winter? It’s fun to “get away from it all.” However, travel comes with challenges — which are magnified with a hearing loss. You could miss a lot of vital information, from announcements at the train station or airport to conversation at busy restaurants. Following these four “be’s” can help you maximize your enjoyment and minimize your risks.

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Topics: travel

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