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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

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

Can colder weather affect your hearing?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season for fuzzy sweaters, hot cocoa, thick blankets, and…hearing protection? Whether you live in a cold climate, or you’re visiting family or friends for the holidays, chances are you’ll be experiencing the bitter sting of cool winter air at some point this season. You may know that a drop in temperatures can cause your body to shiver and your teeth to chatter, but did you know that it can also cause changes in your ears that lead to ringing in the ears, pain, dizziness, and even hearing loss? Learn more about the potential dangers to your hearing and how you can protect your hearing in cold weather.

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Topics: hearing aids, Hearing Education, Hearing Loss Prevention

9 tips to make listening easier for your holiday guests with hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 1, 2018 2:29:49 PM

With more than 36 million Americans who have hearing loss, there’s a good chance that one or more of them will show up at your table this holiday season. For these individuals, normal conversation can be a big challenge — a challenge that’s compounded at holiday gatherings by multiple simultaneous conversations, clanging silverware, shrieking children and other competing sounds.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing health, holidays, Holidays and Hearing

Your hearing aid decision checklist

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 19, 2018 5:41:50 PM

Consumers today have access to an unprecedented array of hearing aid styles, technology levels and options. This is great news in terms of tailoring a solution to your hearing loss, lifestyle and preferences. However, all of these options can overwhelm the average consumer.

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Topics: hearing aids

Just how bad is your hearing loss?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 9, 2018 3:50:00 PM

You have an inkling that something is wrong with your hearing. But it’s not always bad. For example, perhaps you can clearly hear and understand a friend who’s visiting you at home. But in a busy restaurant, it’s almost impossible to have the same conversation. Like a lot of other health conditions, hearing loss comes in various types and degrees, and no two people experience it exactly the same way.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing test, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare provider

10 preventative tips to cut your risk of hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 26, 2018 5:31:34 PM

Each year in October, we observe National Protect Your Hearing Month, an optimal time to raise awareness about the importance of preventing noise-induced hearing loss. 

The ability to hear well is vital for a lot of good reasons. It may stave off adverse health conditions, such as depression, dementia and injury-causing falls. It’s also essential for effective communication.
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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing evaluation, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Healthcare Partner

Preventing noise-induced hearing loss in summer and fall

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 23, 2018 11:43:00 AM

As summer begins to wind down, individuals are maximizing their time by enjoying the last of their favorite summer activities and with the transition to fall upon us, we're excited to partake in our favorite events like football games, hiking, hunting and apple picking. However, unwise lifestyle choices can certainly lead to negative consequences, affecting both health status and on-the-job performance.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Noisy Summer Activities, Hearing Loss and Depression, Noisy Fall Activities

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

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