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New app allows you to 'find your quiet space.'

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM

It seems that modern restaurants tend to favor exposed duct work, open concept floor plans, and loud-bass heavy music over acoustical quality. Learn how a new app can help you ‘find your quiet place.

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, hearing loss, why you should address hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, hearing screenings, Hearing Loss Prevention

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2019: ‘Communication across the lifespan’

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 16, 2019 8:27:35 AM

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM), and this year’s theme is “Communication across the lifespan,” a good time to pause and consider the importance of good hearing, regardless of your age. 

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, hearing loss, hearing appointment, why you should address hearing loss, May BHSM, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, hearing screenings, schedule an appointment, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Loss Prevention

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

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

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

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

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

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: hearing, Fun Facts, Creativity, Coffee Shops

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

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