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Ask the Expert: When and How to Discuss a Loved One’s Hearing Loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“I’ve noticed that my husband’s hearing has gradually deteriorated over the past couple years. I’m thinking I should talk to him about it before it gets a lot worse. Is this the right time, and can you guide my discussion?”

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Topics: hearing care, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing loss treatment, insurance coverage, schedule an appointment, FSA, HSA, Medicare Advantage, hearing evaluation, depression, Family member, Hearing Aid Cost, Untreated Hearing Loss, Affordable Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss and Falls, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, hearing quiz, Ask the Expert

Hearing Protection for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Summer and fall are the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors. But could your favorite outdoor activities be putting your hearing at risk?

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Topics: noise, hearing, Loud, leisure activities, Protection, damage, hearing protection, dangerous, outdoors, ears, summertime, hearing loss, protect, hearing solutions, Hearing Care Solutions, excessive noise exposure, decibel levels, dB levels, outdoor events, Healthy Hearing, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, social skills, relationships, environmental, loss & damage, Noisy Summer Activities

How Hearing Aids Improve Quality of Life at Home

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 3, 2020 11:00:00 PM

If you’re spending more time at home lately, you may wonder about the need for daily hearing aid use. But hearing aids aren’t just for the hustle and bustle. Daily use — even while social distancing — can help you hear more and improve your relationships with your loved ones.

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Topics: easy, hearing, communication, hearing aids, hearing care, ears, protect, what to expect, hearing solutions, Hearing Care Solutions, Hearing aid care, hearing aid maintenance, Healthy Hearing, Family member, noise exposure, social skills, relationships, Social Isolation, hearing aid expectations, hearing aid tips, Loneliness

How to Dry Out Your Hearing Aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 29, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Accidents happen. It’s easier than you may imagine to forget you’re wearing your hearing aids and jump into the shower. What do you do then? Amplifon Hearing Health Care breaks down how exactly to dry out your hearing aids when your plans go awry.

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Topics: noise, hearing, Protection, outdoors, hearing loss, locations, Batteries, Billing, outdoor events, Hearing aid care: 6 summer risks, Family member, social skills, environmental, frequency, hearing quiz, Loneliness, Sweat, Moisture, Dry out your hearing aids

Communication Tips During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 29, 2020 1:39:11 PM

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are protecting themselves by washing their hands, social distancing, and wearing face masks. While the day to day can already be difficult if you are struggling with hearing loss, it can be even harder with all of these health precautions. Read more to discover some tips and tricks to make communicating a bit easier.  

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, Loud, outdoors, hearing loss, locations, hearing help, Tips to help hearing impaired guests, decibel levels, dB levels, outdoor events, Nonverbal Communication, Visual Communication, Family member, noise exposure, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, frequency, Social Isolation, hearing quiz, Sound level meter, Loneliness

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

Why a Hearing Test Should be Part of Your Diabetes Care Checklist

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 6, 2019 12:34:39 PM

You’ve likely heard that diabetes is tied to hearing loss, which is why regular hearing screenings should be included in your diabetes care checklist.

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Topics: hearing, hearing care, ears, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing exam, hearing loss treatment, hearing screenings, Comorbidities, Hearing Healthcare, schedule an appointment, obesity, lose weight, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare provider, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, Diabetes and Hearing Loss, Diabetes and hearing, hearing professional, exercise

‘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

What You Need to Know About School Hearing Screenings

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 1, 2019 1:51:57 PM

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?

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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

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