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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

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

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

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

Preventing noise-induced hearing loss in summer and fall

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 23, 2018 11:43:00 AM

As summer begins to wind down, individuals are maximizing their time by enjoying the last of their favorite summer activities and with the transition to fall upon us, we're excited to partake in our favorite events like football games, hiking, hunting and apple picking. However, unwise lifestyle choices can certainly lead to negative consequences, affecting both health status and on-the-job performance.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing aids, noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Noisy Summer Activities, Noisy Fall Activities, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss and Depression

Eat Well...for your hearing

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 17, 2018 10:37:00 AM

Food is one of the most important parts of life.  Too much or not enough of the right type of food and nutrients can be detrimental. The same is true for the impact of food to our hearing.  Obesity and diabetes both have strong correlations to hearing loss.  Food also offers nutrients that are beneficial to your hearing.

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Topics: Food & Hearing Loss, nutrients, obesity, Diabetes, hearing loss, Protection, cell damage, free radicals, Tinnitus, age-related hearing loss, hearing test

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: Comorbidities, Healthcare Costs, Diabetes, thyroid disease, chronic kidney disease, Cardiovascular Disease, alzheimer's, dementia, Hearing Loss and Falls, dizziness, falls, hearing loss, schedule an appointment, 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: noise-induced hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, summer tips, hearing protection, 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: discrimination, workplace hearing loss, income loss, hearing loss, Hearing Loss in Children, Children and Hearing Loss, sports, deaf, Cochlear Implants, silent disability, depression, physical inactivity, self-esteem, cognitive decline, social skills, relationships

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: Over-the-Counter, OTC, hearing loss

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