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The Hidden Cost of Hearing Loss and Comorbidity

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 2, 2018 9:24:00 AM

The impact of hearing loss can't only be measured with a hearing test. Hearing issues have a strong correlation with other health conditions and diseases. A study by the National Institutes of Health found that 78.5% of participants with insufficient or poor hearing suffered from at least one additional chronic condition. Thus costing more in health care costs in any given year.

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Topics: hearing loss, Diabetes, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, Healthcare Costs, Cardiovascular Disease, Hearing Loss and Falls, thyroid disease, dizziness, falls, chronic kidney disease, alzheimer's, dementia, check your benefits

Stay safe this summer

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 27, 2018 8:54:00 AM

Summer has (unofficially) kicked off.  The weather has finally improved and it's time to get back outside and enjoy it!  We all love summer and the activities it brings, such as: outdoor concerts, festivals and parades, however, these summer events have one thing in common...loud noises that could damage your hearing.

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Topics: hearing protection, hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, summer tips, noise-induced hearing loss, summer concerts, concerts, music

Discrimination at work and school

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 12, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Discrimination is common in our world today for all sorts of reasons and hearing loss is no exception.  Many people face this every day in both professional and personal settings.  Hearing loss is known as the "silent disability" because you cannot see someone's hearing loss the same way you can see a prosthetic leg or someone's vision impairment. 

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Topics: hearing loss, Children and Hearing Loss, physical inactivity, Cochlear Implants, cognitive decline, depression, Hearing Loss in Children, workplace hearing loss, income loss, discrimination, sports, deaf, silent disability, social skills, relationships, self-esteem

Over-the-Counter devices. A solution?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 6, 2018 8:48:00 AM

Independence is a great thing - we love being able to snap our fingers and have the solution to our problem.  Unfortunately, when it comes to our health - we should take a less direct approach. Our hearing deserves the best attention it can receive - once we lose it, we cannot every fully get it back.

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Topics: hearing loss, OTC, Over-the-Counter

Yanny or Laurel? Why everyone hears differently...

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 4, 2018 9:26:00 AM
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Topics: exposure, hearing loss, protect, hearing test, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, noise exposure, medication, smoking, illness & disease, Yanny v Laurel, environmental, ototoxic drugs, frequency, infections

Better Hearing & Speech Month: How you can reduce your risk of hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 24, 2018 10:37:00 AM

May is Better Speech and Hearing month. Contrary to popular belief, a majority of people who have hearing loss are under the age of 65, according to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Furthermore, the BHI estimates that hearing loss affects more than 6 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 44. Nearly 1.5 million are of school age. So, what causes hearing loss, if it isn’t necessarily the result of growing older? And can anything be done to prevent it? Exposure to excessive noise is one of the leading risk factors — and one that’s largely preventable. Following are steps you can take to reduce your risks:

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Topics: hearing protection, hearing loss, hearing test, Medications that harm your hearing, May BHSM, excessive noise exposure, summer concerts, concerts, ototoxic, medications, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, better hearing & speech month

5 surprising summer activities causing hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 15, 2018 10:58:50 AM

As the weather gets nicer, it's time to get outside, get active and meet family and friends for fun. But some of these activities have excessive noises that you might not even think about.

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Topics: summer, fireworks, motorcycle, hearing loss, decibel levels, dB levels, loud noises, outdoor events, yard work, construction

3 things you can do for Better Hearing & Speech Month

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 8, 2018 9:44:00 AM

It's May and that means it's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Better Hearing and Speech Month raises awareness about hearing and speech disorders. It encourages all of us to consider hearing and communication issues.

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Topics: hearing, hearing loss, hearing test, May BHSM, Visual Communication, hearing screenings, better hearing & speech month

Are you risking your hearing?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 25, 2018 8:21:00 AM

Living your life doesn't have to mean putting yourself at risk for permanent hearing loss.  It also does not mean that you need to opt out of certain activities in order to prevent hearing loss.  Knowing what frequent activities can negatively affect our hearing long-term and taking steps to eliminate or take protective measures in the future can do wonders! So, what are some things that cause hearing loss?

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Topics: noise, hearing loss, hearing appointment, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, medications, hearing screenings, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, medication, smoking, illness & disease, birth defects, head injury

Are your ears itching to tell you something?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 16, 2018 12:55:41 PM

Happy Spring!  Spring generally brings allergies and itchy ears with it.  Problems with your ears or hearing may be a sign of allergies, an overreaction by your body to substances to that are harmless to most people.  Allergens include inhalants (pollen, dust, mold, animal dander or other substances drawn in through the nose), foods, medications and substances that come into contact with the skin.  Among the common symptoms of allergies: 

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Topics: hearing, hearing loss, Meniere's Disease, ear infections, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, ringing in ears, allergies, springtime, itchy ears, AIED, food allergies, medication

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