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11 things you may not know about hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 25, 2018 8:31:00 AM

Hearing aids have evolved so much overtime - it's hard to believe that a hollowed-out horn was the only option at one point!  "Technology" didn't find itself in the hearing aid industry until the late 1800's with the invention of the telephone as the inspiration.  It wasn't until the late 1900's technology was able to fit into something that only fit on your ear vs a device with wires you had to clip on your pants.  

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Topics: hearing aids, evolution of hearing aids, technology, programmable, Batteries, Over-the-Counter, OTC, 60-day trial period, Tinnitus, cognitive decline, schedule an appointment

Discrimination at work and school

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 12, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Discrimination is common in our world today for all sorts of reasons and hearing loss is no exception.  Many people face this every day in both professional and personal settings.  Hearing loss is known as the "silent disability" because you cannot see someone's hearing loss the same way you can see a prosthetic leg or someone's vision impairment. 

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Topics: discrimination, workplace hearing loss, income loss, hearing loss, Hearing Loss in Children, Children and Hearing Loss, sports, deaf, Cochlear Implants, silent disability, depression, physical inactivity, self-esteem, cognitive decline, social skills, relationships

The surprising effect of loud noise on the brain

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 21, 2018 9:37:00 AM

Scientists have discovered that when hearing is damaged by prolonged exposure to loud noise, the brain may also experience the effects. Noise-induced hearing loss not only affects hearing, but it could also affect the brain’s ability to recognize speech.

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Topics: hearing loss, brain biology, cognitive decline, noise-induced hearing loss, hearing, why you should address hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, what causes hearing loss, noise, loud noises

How Hearing Loss Changes Your Brain

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 20, 2017 2:27:00 PM

Ever wonder why some adults experiencing hearing loss might get distracted or tired easily? It may have to do with changes in their brains. Here's a peek inside the brain of someone with hearing loss.

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Topics: brain biology, hearing loss treatment, cognitive decline, hearing aids

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