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Our Top 5 Blog Posts from 2020

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 5, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Don’t miss a beat with our top 5 blog articles of 2020! Find answers to some of the most common questions from the past year! Read them again and share with friends to spread the word! 

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Topics: hearing, communication, hearing aids, summer, summertime, hearing loss, hearing health, hearing test, Hearing aid care, Hearing aid care: 6 summer risks, allergies, itchy ears, hearing aid tips, Medicare, Ask the Expert, Moisture, Dry out your hearing aids, Ear wax, Face mask

Can ear wax cause hearing loss?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM

We have all experienced ear wax in one way or another. It is a natural part of life whether it is gooey, flaky, or crusty. But what is it, why does our body produce it, and how does it impact our hearing? 

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Topics: hearing, communication, hearing aids, ears, hearing loss, hearing health, hearing test, Moisture, Ear wax

Quick Guide to Understanding Decibel Charts

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Today’s world is full of loud sounds, from the roar of lawnmowers to the clamor of construction sites. Even your favorite hobbies may emit sounds big and strong, such as: riding a motorcycle, playing or producing music, spending an afternoon at the shooting range, or home improvement using power tools. 

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, Loud, Protection, damage, hearing protection, dangerous, ears, hearing loss, protect, hearing test, noise-induced hearing loss, decibel levels, dB levels, Healthy Hearing, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, loss & damage

Ask the Expert: When and How to Discuss a Loved One’s Hearing Loss

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

Today’s Question:

“I’ve noticed that my husband’s hearing has gradually deteriorated over the past couple years. I’m thinking I should talk to him about it before it gets a lot worse. Is this the right time, and can you guide my discussion?”

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Topics: hearing care, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing loss treatment, insurance coverage, schedule an appointment, FSA, HSA, Medicare Advantage, hearing evaluation, depression, Family member, Hearing Aid Cost, Untreated Hearing Loss, Affordable Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss and Falls, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, hearing quiz, Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert: What's it really like to start wearing hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 14, 2019 3:00:00 PM

 

In part three of our special “Ask the Expert” series, an Amplifon Hearing Health Care audiologist, Carrie Meyer, Au.D., answers a frequently-asked question related to hearing loss and hearing aids.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing care, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing exam, hearing loss treatment, what to expect, Hearing Care Solutions, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare professional, hearing healthcare provider, success with hearing aids

Why a Hearing Test Should be Part of Your Diabetes Care Checklist

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Nov 6, 2019 12:34:39 PM

You’ve likely heard that diabetes is tied to hearing loss, which is why regular hearing screenings should be included in your diabetes care checklist.

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Topics: hearing, hearing care, ears, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing exam, hearing loss treatment, hearing screenings, Comorbidities, Hearing Healthcare, schedule an appointment, obesity, lose weight, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare provider, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, Diabetes and Hearing Loss, Diabetes and hearing, hearing professional, exercise

Ask the Expert: What should I expect at my hearing care appointment?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 25, 2019 3:07:46 PM

 

 

In part two of our special “Ask the Expert” series, an Amplifon Hearing Health Care audiologist, Carrie Meyer, Au.D., answers a frequently-asked question related to hearing loss and hearing aids.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing care, Tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing exam, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare professional

Who do I see for my hearing difficulties?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM
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Having hearing difficulties? It’s time to see a professional, but do you see an Audiologist or ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) doctor?

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Topics: hearing, Loud, damage, hearing care, ears, Tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing exam, hearing loss treatment, hearing solutions, Hearing Care Solutions, hearing help, National Audiology Awareness Month, Audiologists, Hearing Healthcare, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare professional, hearing healthcare provider, ear infections, ringing in ears, itchy ears, illness & disease, hearing professional, infections, dizziness, ENT

Can Hearing Loss Increase Your Risk of Falling?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 27, 2019 3:10:48 PM

One-fourth of Americans age 65+ will fall every year1. If you have hearing loss, your risk for falling greatly increases. In a study2 conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Frank Lin assessed hearing and balance in seniors and found that those with even mild hearing loss were three times more likely to suffer from an accidental fall.

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Topics: hearing care, hearing loss, protect, hearing test, schedule an appointment, Hearing Loss and Falls, falls, Injury-Causing Falls

What You Need to Know About School Hearing Screenings

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 1, 2019 1:51:57 PM

34 states have mandated school hearing screenings1, but how much do you know about these screenings? Why do they do them? What exactly are they testing? How accurate is it? What should parents expect to come out of it?

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Topics: noise, hearing care, hearing loss, children, protect, Children and Hearing Loss, hearing test, hearing exam, testing, loud noises, hearing screenings, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, environmental, Back to School, school

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