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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

10 Signs You Should Get Your Child's Hearing Checked Before Going Back to School

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM
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It’s time for that crazy chaos of getting school supplies, first day outfits, and physicals – but should you add getting your child’s hearing checked to your To-Do list? Traditionally children are given hearing tests at school, but those are only health exams to determine if you need further testing.

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Topics: noise, hearing protection, hearing care, dangerous, hearing loss, children, protect, Children and Hearing Loss, Babies and Hearing Loss, hearing test, hearing exam, Diabetes, testing, excessive noise exposure, loud noises, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, ringing in ears, birth defects, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, Back to School, Earbuds, High blood pressure, school

Hearing Screening or Hearing Test: What's the Difference?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 27, 2019 5:11:03 PM

Hearing screening, hearing test, hearing evaluation. You may have heard all of these terms at one point or another. What's the difference?  Is there a difference? 

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Topics: hearing test, hearing exam, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation

How to recognize hearing loss in your child

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 11, 2019 10:08:00 AM

The carefree days of being a kid. Hanging with friends, going to school, joining clubs and playing sports. But some children can struggle in the classroom or with these social settings simply because they may not be hearing as they should.

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Topics: children, hearing test, May BHSM, schedule an appointment, Hearing Education, Hearing Loss in Children

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 aids, hearing loss, hearing test, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare provider

It's back to school time - Are your children classroom ready?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 7, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Supply lists, school clothes, physicals – it’s all part of back to school time. But there may be an important item not on your list to get your children classroom ready.

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Topics: children, hearing test, schedule an appointment, Hearing Education, Hearing Loss in Children

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

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

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