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Be prepared this Summer

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Be prepared and protect your hearing this summer! It doesn't take a big "kaboom" to harm your hearing. Even prolonged exposure to lower decibel (dB) levels, such as heavy city traffic (approximately 85 dB), can result in damage.

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Topics: noise, summer, hearing protection, hearing care, dangerous, summertime, hearing loss, protect, what causes hearing loss, cause of hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, summer tips, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, 4th of July, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, Fourth of July Fireworks, Hearing Loss and the Holidays

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

What’s the scoop? High blood sugar can lead to hearing loss.

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 31, 2019 10:14:33 AM

 

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You may be surprised that one of the first questions a hearing care provider asks when seeing a patient concerned about hearing loss is: How has your blood sugar been?

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing appointment, Diabetes, cause of hearing loss, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, Hearing Loss Prevention, Diabetes and hearing, illness & disease

When the smoke gets in your ears

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 28, 2019 9:04:00 AM

Cigarette smoke gets in your lungs, your blood stream and your ears putting you at higher risk for any number of costly health conditions – cancer, heart disease, respiratory ailments and now you can add hearing loss to that list.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing appointment, cause of hearing loss, hearing screenings, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, Cardiovascular Disease, Hearing Loss Prevention, smoking, illness & disease

New app allows you to 'find your quiet space.'

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 30, 2019 11:46:06 AM

It seems that modern restaurants tend to favor exposed duct work, open concept floor plans, and loud-bass heavy music over acoustical quality. Learn how a new app can help you ‘find your quiet place.

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, hearing loss, why you should address hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, hearing screenings, Hearing Loss Prevention

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2019: ‘Communication across the lifespan’

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 16, 2019 8:27:35 AM

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM), and this year’s theme is “Communication across the lifespan,” a good time to pause and consider the importance of good hearing, regardless of your age. 

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, hearing loss, hearing appointment, why you should address hearing loss, May BHSM, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, hearing screenings, schedule an appointment, Hearing Benefit, Hearing Loss Prevention

Crowd Noise: A home field advantage or a hearing turn over?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 15, 2019 10:06:00 AM

Sports – the American pass time. We all love to root on our home teams regardless of the season. And if we are lucky, we get to see our teams live on the field or on the court at the local arena. The atmosphere is electric, the competition fierce and the crowd noise is deafening.

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Topics: noise-induced hearing loss, hearing evaluation, Hearing Loss Prevention

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 ‘music-induced’ hearing loss in Teens and Young-Adults

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Thinking about it later in life, Jim realized that his hearing loss probably started when he was a teen or young adult. It might have been the rock concerts he attended, the fireworks he set off, the motorcycle he rode, or all of these (and other) high-noise activities. Jim ignored his hearing loss— and now he’s paying the price through an increased risk for health conditions like: dementia, depression and injury-causing falls.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention

Can colder weather affect your hearing?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season for fuzzy sweaters, hot cocoa, thick blankets, and…hearing protection? Whether you live in a cold climate, or you’re visiting family or friends for the holidays, chances are you’ll be experiencing the bitter sting of cool winter air at some point this season. You may know that a drop in temperatures can cause your body to shiver and your teeth to chatter, but did you know that it can also cause changes in your ears that lead to ringing in the ears, pain, dizziness, and even hearing loss? Learn more about the potential dangers to your hearing and how you can protect your hearing in cold weather.

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Topics: hearing aids, Hearing Education, Hearing Loss Prevention

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