Every day at Amplifon Hearing Health Care, we get questions from consumers about hearing loss and hearing aids. In this series of special blog posts, one of our resident hearing health care experts, Carrie Meyer, Au.D., Director of Clinical Programs, answers some of the most frequently asked questions.
Topics: hearing care, hearing loss, hearing loss treatment, insurance coverage, why you should address hearing loss, cognitive decline, schedule an appointment, FSA, HSA, Medicare Advantage, depression, Untreated Hearing Loss, Affordable Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss and Falls, 60-day trial period, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation
Here at Amplifon Hearing Health Care, our goal is to restore the sounds of life to our members. One of our most valuable assets to meet that goal is our nationwide network of hearing health care providers who meet our strict credentialing requirements. Many of these professionals are Audiologists – individuals who’ve attained the pinnacle of their profession. In honor of October’s National Audiology Awareness Month, we are celebrating the incredible work of our audiologist partners and recognizing our two in-house Audiologists. Meet Thomas J. Tedeschi, Au.D., FNAP, our Chief of Audiology and Carrie Meyer, Au.D., our Director of Clinical Programs. The two of them have more than 70 years of combined experience. We sat down with Tom and Carrie to learn more about their passion for hearing health care.
Did you know that the average noise level of a restaurant is 79.3dBA? Hearing loss starts to occur at sounds 85dBA and louder. Restaurants are a constant hustle and bustle of noise. Between the constant movement of people, proximity of tables, and design of the room, restaurants can be uncomfortably loud for everyone and especially for people with hearing difficulties.
Topics: communication, Loud, preventable, damage, hearing protection, hearing care, ears, hearing loss, protect, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, decibel levels, dB levels, loud noises, family & friends, depression, Family member, noise exposure, technology, discrimination, self-esteem, Food & Hearing Loss
One-fourth of Americans age 65+ will fall every year1. If you have hearing loss, your risk for falling greatly increases. In a study2 conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Frank Lin assessed hearing and balance in seniors and found that those with even mild hearing loss were three times more likely to suffer from an accidental fall.
34 states have mandated school hearing screenings1, but how much do you know about these screenings? Why do they do them? What exactly are they testing? How accurate is it? What should parents expect to come out of it?
Topics: noise, hearing care, hearing loss, children, protect, Children and Hearing Loss, hearing test, hearing exam, testing, loud noises, hearing screenings, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, environmental, Back to School, school
It’s time for that crazy chaos of getting school supplies, first day outfits, and physicals – but should you add getting your child’s hearing checked to your To-Do list? Traditionally children are given hearing tests at school, but those are only health exams to determine if you need further testing.
Topics: noise, hearing protection, hearing care, dangerous, hearing loss, children, protect, Children and Hearing Loss, Babies and Hearing Loss, hearing test, hearing exam, Diabetes, testing, excessive noise exposure, loud noises, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, ringing in ears, birth defects, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, Back to School, Earbuds, High blood pressure, school
Are you doing everything possible to protect yourself from hearing loss? In this special “Sound Advice” blog post, we’ll walk you through the “three pillars” of hearing loss prevention.
Topics: noise, hearing protection, hearing care, dangerous, fireworks, hearing loss, protect, Diabetes, excessive noise exposure, summer tips, loud noises, medications, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, smoking, ototoxic drugs, Earbuds, High blood pressure
Be prepared and protect your hearing this summer! It doesn't take a big "kaboom" to harm your hearing. Even prolonged exposure to lower decibel (dB) levels, such as heavy city traffic (approximately 85 dB), can result in damage.
Topics: noise, summer, hearing protection, hearing care, dangerous, summertime, hearing loss, protect, what causes hearing loss, cause of hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, summer tips, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, 4th of July, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, Fourth of July Fireworks, Hearing Loss and the Holidays
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.
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