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Sound Advice: Treat your hearing as a 'hub' for overall health

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 30, 2019 9:57:00 AM

When you think about your hearing, do you also think about diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity, oral health issues, smoking, prescription drugs, social isolation, dementia, depression, injury-causing falls and accidents? You should, because all of these health-related issues are connected, in one way or another, to your hearing.

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Topics: hearing loss, stroke, Diabetes, oral hygiene, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, obesity, depression, Untreated Hearing Loss, Cardiovascular Disease, smoking, Hearing Loss and Falls, ototoxic drugs, falls, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, High blood pressure

World Hearing Day March 3rd: Why you should care and what you should do

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 26, 2019 8:27:00 AM

If you have trouble hearing, you are most definitely not alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 466 million people worldwide live with hearing loss. About 36 million of them are right here in the U.S. This is such a widespread and serious health condition that the WHO has declared March 3rd as World Hearing Day. Read on to learn why this may be of importance to you and your loved ones.

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Topics: noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing and the heart, hearing evaluation, Untreated Hearing Loss, World Hearing Day, Hearing Loss Prevention, Dementia and Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss and Falls, Hearing Loss and Depression

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

Is the cost of hearing aids keeping you from getting treatment? Look for savings in your FSA or HSA account.

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 6, 2018 2:14:41 PM

An estimated 15% of American adults have hearing loss, but less than one-third of those who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them, in part because of cost. It turns out that hearing loss left untreated has far-reaching health, emotional, and financial costs for individuals and society. But there are ways to find savings to treat hearing loss within your FSA and HSA healthcare spending accounts.

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Topics: hearing aid price, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, schedule an appointment, FSA, HSA, Hearing Education, Untreated Hearing Loss, Affordable Hearing Aids, Savings

School Screenings May Miss High-Frequency Hearing Losses

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

 

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Topics: children, hearing screenings, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, NIHL, social skills, relationships, self-esteem

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

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