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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

Ask the Expert: How is hearing loss connected to mental health?

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

In part two of this “Ask the Expert” series, Amplifon Hearing Health Care audiologist Carrie Meyer, Au.D., answers a question about the connection between hearing loss and mental health.

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Topics: Tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing health, insurance coverage, cognitive decline, Healthy Hearing, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Aid Cost, Untreated Hearing Loss, Dementia and Hearing Loss, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Hearing Loss and Depression, Depression and Anxiety, Social Isolation, Cognitive Ability, Ask the Expert, Whole Person Health

Ask the Expert: Hearing Loss and Physical Health

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 31, 2020 3:39:35 PM

Our ‘Ask the Expert’ series is back! This time, Amplifon Hearing Health Care audiologist Carrie Meyer, Au.D., is answering frequently-asked questions about hearing loss and how it’s connected to your overall health.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing health, Hearing and the heart, schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, Heart and Hearing Health, head injury, Dementia and Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss and Falls, Hearing Loss and Injuries, Hearing Loss and Accidents, income loss, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, infections, nutrients, dizziness, falls, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Hearing Loss and Depression, Depression and Anxiety, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, Dementia Prevention, Cognitive Ability, Ask the Expert, Whole Person Health

Holiday tips for everyone around the table

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 2, 2019 1:18:45 PM

The holidays can be difficult for people managing hearing loss, but also for family and friends who want to ensure those with hearing loss feel included.

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Topics: noise, hearing, Loud, hearing loss, children, hearing appointment, hearing exam, holidays, hearing help, holiday traditions, Tips to help hearing impaired guests, Keeping hearing healthy over the holidays, Protect your hearing over the holidays, decibel levels, dB levels, loud noises, schedule an appointment, Resources, hearing evaluation, Hearing Education, silent disability, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, hearing professional, environmental, Hearing Loss and Depression, Depression and Anxiety, Social Isolation, travel

Sound advice: Be aware of how noise threatens hearing health

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The world has become an increasingly noisy place. High noise levels can permanently damage hearing, and it can interfere with the ability to communicate.

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Topics: noise, hearing protection, summertime, hearing loss, hearing health, excessive noise exposure, summer tips, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, depression, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Dementia and Hearing Loss, dementia, Hearing Loss and Depression, Social Isolation

World Hearing Day March 3rd: Why you should care and what you should do

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 26, 2019 8:27:00 AM

If you have trouble hearing, you are most definitely not alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 466 million people worldwide live with hearing loss. About 36 million of them are right here in the U.S. This is such a widespread and serious health condition that the WHO has declared March 3rd as World Hearing Day. Read on to learn why this may be of importance to you and your loved ones.

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Topics: noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing and the heart, hearing evaluation, Untreated Hearing Loss, World Hearing Day, Hearing Loss Prevention, Dementia and Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss and Falls, Hearing Loss and Depression

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

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