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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

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

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

Chronic noise exposure increases risk for heart attack and stroke

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 29, 2019 1:15:00 PM

How can the noise around you impact your risk for heart attack and stroke? In preparation for February’s American Heart month, it's important to understand more about the Ear-Heart connection and how to reduce your risks.

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Topics: hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, Hearing and the heart, schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, American Heart Month, Heart and Hearing Health

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: hearing loss, schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, Holidays and Hearing, Social Isolation

Diabetes can put you at risk for hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 25, 2018 10:45:46 AM

November is American Diabetes Month®, shining a light on the risks of diabetes and pre-diabetes. One of those risks is potential hearing loss. In fact, studies show that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes than in those who don’t have it.

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Topics: American Diabetes Month, schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, Hearing Loss Prevention, Diabetes and Hearing Loss, Diabetes and hearing

Is the cost of hearing aids keeping you from getting treatment? Look for savings in your FSA or HSA account.

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 6, 2018 2:14:41 PM

An estimated 15% of American adults have hearing loss, but less than one-third of those who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them, in part because of cost. It turns out that hearing loss left untreated has far-reaching health, emotional, and financial costs for individuals and society. But there are ways to find savings to treat hearing loss within your FSA and HSA healthcare spending accounts.

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Topics: hearing aid price, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, schedule an appointment, FSA, HSA, Hearing Education, Untreated Hearing Loss, Affordable Hearing Aids, Savings

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

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