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Ask the Expert: Why people avoid or delay a decision to wear hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“One of my good friends has a hearing problem, and it’s obvious to everyone (including herself). She went in for a hearing test and seemed happy to find out she was a good candidate for hearing aids. However, when I asked her about it later, she said ‘I’m not ready yet,’ but wouldn’t tell me why. What’s holding my friend back?"

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Flex Spending, hearing aid price range, hearing loss treatment, prices on hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, hearing aid price, insurance coverage, hearing solutions, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, hearing aid prices, Hearing Program, Cost of Health Care, schedule an appointment, Medicare Advantage, family & friends, Family member, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Aid Discount, Health Insurance, Affordable Insurance, hearing discount, Affordable Hearing Aids, technology, self-esteem, Hearing Aid Features, new hearing aids, Medicare, Ask the Expert, Advanced technology, Nearly invisible hearing aids, Modern hearing aids

How to stay connected at home if you have hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 9, 2020 9:55:40 AM

People with hearing loss commonly avoid social situations because they struggle to hear, and many experience loneliness and depression as a result. Now with social distancing guidelines in place, family members and friends with hearing loss are at an even higher risk for mental health issues as a result of loneliness. One study even found that loneliness was associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes daily.1

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Topics: hearing care, hearing loss, family & friends, depression, Family member, silent disability, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, frequency, dizziness, alzheimer's, dementia, Hearing Loss and Depression, Depression and Anxiety, Social Isolation, Social Determinates of Health, hearing quiz, Loneliness

‘How Loud is Too Loud’? Here’s a fun and easy answer

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 30, 2019 2:10:42 PM

 

Looking for an easy way to understand or explain how hearing and hearing loss works? Join Laila and Brian on their journey of discovery into the dangers of noise.

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Topics: easy, noise, hearing, exposure, Loud, preventable, Protection, damage, hearing protection, hearing care, dangerous, ears, Tinnitus, hearing loss, children, protect, hearing exam, Noisy toys, hearing help, what causes hearing loss, hearing loss causes, cause of hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, decibel levels, dB levels, hearing screenings, National Audiology Awareness Month, National Protect Your Hearing Month, Audiologists, family & friends, Family member, noise exposure, hearing professional, school, Sound level meter

Quiet Restaurants Across the U.S.

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 27, 2019 4:29:10 PM

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.

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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

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

Hearing & the Holidays

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 12, 2017 2:28:00 PM

From social isolation to tidings of joy

Do the approaching holidays fill you with feelings of joy…or dread? For individuals who can’t hear well, it’s often the latter. Some people even “drop out” of the holidays because they have so much trouble hearing conversation, especially in large, noisy gatherings.

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Topics: hearing loss, Hearing Education, Holidays and Hearing, family & friends

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