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3 things you can do for Better Hearing & Speech Month

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 8, 2018 9:44:00 AM

It's May and that means it's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Better Hearing and Speech Month raises awareness about hearing and speech disorders. It encourages all of us to consider hearing and communication issues.

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Topics: May BHSM, better hearing & speech month, Visual Communication, hearing, hearing loss, hearing screenings, hearing test

Are your ears itching to tell you something?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 16, 2018 12:55:41 PM

Happy Spring!  Spring generally brings allergies and itchy ears with it.  Problems with your ears or hearing may be a sign of allergies, an overreaction by your body to substances to that are harmless to most people.  Allergens include inhalants (pollen, dust, mold, animal dander or other substances drawn in through the nose), foods, medications and substances that come into contact with the skin.  Among the common symptoms of allergies: 

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Topics: allergies, hearing loss, Meniere's Disease, springtime, itchy ears, ear infections, AIED, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, ringing in ears, food allergies, medication, hearing

The silent health epidemic

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 9, 2018 9:28:00 AM

What's the 3rd most common health condition that affects an estimated 36 million Americans?

If you guessed hearing loss, you're right. Hearing loss affects about 12% of the American population.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing, noise-induced hearing loss, why you should address hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, what causes hearing loss, noise, loud noises, hearing loss causes, family & friends

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

National Save Your Vision Month: 5 tips for healthy eyes

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 12, 2018 10:26:00 AM

It's Save Your Vision Month. We promote hearing health regularly, but March is a great time to consider the importance of eye health, too.

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Topics: Hearing Loss and Vision, EyeMed, vision, eye health, hearing, job hazard, work, manufacturing jobs, construction, Health Screenings

Use your ears to boost creativity

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 29, 2018 1:36:00 PM

It’s a well-documented fact: Exposure to excessive noise is a leading cause of hearing loss. It can also interfere with our ability to concentrate. However, according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois, a moderate level of ambient noise (around 70 decibels) can boost creative performance. This might help explain why you see so many people hunched over their computers at coffee shops — where the noise level is typically about 70 decibels.

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Topics: Fun Facts, Creativity, Coffee Shops, hearing

Hearing aids may provide relief for tinnitus sufferers

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 26, 2016 3:00:00 PM

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) and other organizations report a strong link between tinnitus and hearing loss. “Most patients develop tinnitus as a symptom of hearing loss, caused either by age, long-term hearing damage or acute trauma to the auditory system,” says the ATA.

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Topics: hearing, hearing aids, Tinnitus, hearing loss

Summertime and the livin’ is easy...But maybe not so easy on your ears!

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM

For a lot of people, summertime means enjoying the great outdoors. But along with favorite summer pastimes come potential threats to your hearing — in the form of ka-booms, roars, blasts and other ear-piercing noises. 

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Topics: traffic, easy, hearing, exposure, communication, work, Loud, preventable, summer, leisure activities, Lawn mower, damage, hearing protection, hearing care, outdoors, race car, fireworks, motorcycle, Americans, ears, summertime

Have you experienced ‘birding by ear’?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Wild birds have clearly stolen our hearts. Today, approximately 85 million Americans enjoy observing, photographing or feeding wild birds, according to USA Today. A growing number of these individuals identify their passion as “birding,” which is different from bird watching, in part because it involves more than just the sense of sight.

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Topics: hearing, birding, hearing aids, avian, observe, birdsong, outdoors

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