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Holiday shopping: before you buy, consider your ears!

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 30, 2018 4:46:34 PM

That wrapped gift looks innocent enough under the tree. But inside may be a toy so loud, it could harm a child’s hearing. For example, a sing along karaoke toy for kids can clock in at 95 decibels (dB) — similar to the sound generated by a power mower or  motorcycle. At 95 dB, a child's hearing can be damaged in approximately 30 minutes.

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Topics: holidays, Holidays and Hearing, Children and Hearing Loss

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 Education, Hearing Loss Prevention, hearing aids

Let's talk turkey about hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 6, 2018 11:29:00 AM

It’s that time of year again. You know - when families gather and reconnect over a fabulous meal. Everyone’s excited to share stories and catch up on each other’s lives.  But for some, this time of year brings on frustration and dread. But why would spending time with loved ones cause this reaction?

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Topics: schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, Social Isolation, Holidays and Hearing, hearing loss

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

Diabetes can put you at risk for hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 25, 2018 10:45:46 AM

November is American Diabetes Month®, shining a light on the risks of diabetes and pre-diabetes. One of those risks is potential hearing loss. In fact, studies show that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes than in those who don’t have it.

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Topics: schedule an appointment, Diabetes and hearing, Diabetes and Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Healthy Hearing, American Diabetes Month

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

Audiologist vs. ENT, what’s the difference?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Chances are you’ve probably heard of both an Audiologist and an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) Doctor, but what’s the difference between the two and when should you see each one?

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Topics: National Audiology Awareness Month, hearing loss treatment, Tinnitus

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 Healthcare Partner, Hearing Loss Prevention

Tips for managing tinnitus

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 19, 2018 11:23:00 AM

Tinnitus is frequently caused by an underlying health condition, although the exact cause may be difficult or impossible to diagnose. But even without a precise diagnosis, a large percentage of people can find relief from tinnitus. On its website (www.ata.org), the American Tinnitus Association offers several tinnitus management tips, including:

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Topics: Tinnitus

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