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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

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

Hear the future on World Hearing Day

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 28, 2018 9:54:20 AM

We celebrate World Hearing Day every year on March 3rd. Its purpose is to raise awareness about hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care around the world. This year's theme is "Hear the future." The hope is to draw attention to the expected increase in the number of people with hearing loss across the world over the upcoming years.

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Topics: hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, what causes hearing loss, noise, loud noises, hearing loss causes, Babies and Hearing Loss, Children and Hearing Loss, children, music, Healthy Hearing, World Hearing Day

This holiday season, choose ‘hearing-friendly’ toys for the youngsters

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 11, 2017 9:27:00 AM

For most of us, the phrase “sounds of the holiday season” conjures up images of caroling choirs, jingling bells and jolly “ho, ho hos!” We probably don’t consider how some sounds may harm the tender ears of children. In fact, some of the most popular gifts for children may increase their risk of hearing loss. For example, certain battery-powered toy guns can create noise levels between 110 and 135 decibels — similar to the noise levels generated by a heavy truck, a rock concert or an airliner at take-off, according to the nonprofit Better Hearing Institute. Even toys that generate lower sound levels (for example, 85 to 95 decibels) can be harmful when the exposure occurs over an extended period of time. This holiday season, take into account noise levels when shopping for toys. If possible, find out how much noise they produce, and choose toys with lower outputs. A good rule of thumb is this: If it’s too loud for you, it will also be too loud for a child.

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Topics: Noisy toys, Healthy Hearing, Keeping hearing healthy over the holidays

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