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Ask the Expert: Why people avoid or delay a decision to wear hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“One of my good friends has a hearing problem, and it’s obvious to everyone (including herself). She went in for a hearing test and seemed happy to find out she was a good candidate for hearing aids. However, when I asked her about it later, she said ‘I’m not ready yet,’ but wouldn’t tell me why. What’s holding my friend back?"

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Flex Spending, hearing aid price range, hearing loss treatment, prices on hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, hearing aid price, insurance coverage, hearing solutions, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, hearing aid prices, Hearing Program, Cost of Health Care, schedule an appointment, Medicare Advantage, family & friends, Family member, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Aid Discount, Health Insurance, Affordable Insurance, hearing discount, Affordable Hearing Aids, technology, self-esteem, Hearing Aid Features, new hearing aids, Medicare, Ask the Expert, Advanced technology, Nearly invisible hearing aids, Modern hearing aids

Communication Tips During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 29, 2020 1:39:11 PM

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are protecting themselves by washing their hands, social distancing, and wearing face masks. While the day to day can already be difficult if you are struggling with hearing loss, it can be even harder with all of these health precautions. Read more to discover some tips and tricks to make communicating a bit easier.  

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, Loud, outdoors, hearing loss, locations, hearing help, Tips to help hearing impaired guests, decibel levels, dB levels, outdoor events, Nonverbal Communication, Visual Communication, Family member, noise exposure, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, frequency, Social Isolation, hearing quiz, Sound level meter, Loneliness

Ask the Expert: Communicating with Hearing Loss at Work

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM), and this year’s theme is “Communication at Work,” highlighting the impact of hearing loss in the workplace.

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Topics: hearing aids, work, hearing loss, May BHSM, Nonverbal Communication, Visual Communication, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, occupational hearing loss, workplace hearing loss, better hearing & speech month, discrimination, silent disability, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, success with hearing aids, hearing aid tips, Communication at work

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2020: ‘Communication at Work’

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 1, 2020 11:00:00 AM

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM), and this year’s theme is “Communication at Work,” highlighting the impact of hearing loss in the workplace.

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Topics: hearing aids, work, hearing loss, May BHSM, Nonverbal Communication, Visual Communication, Health Insurance, Hearing Benefit, occupational hearing loss, workplace hearing loss, better hearing & speech month, discrimination, silent disability, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, success with hearing aids, hearing aid tips, Communication at work

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: 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

Quiet Restaurants Across the U.S.

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 27, 2019 4:29:10 PM

Did you know that the average noise level of a restaurant is 79.3dBA? Hearing loss starts to occur at sounds 85dBA and louder. Restaurants are a constant hustle and bustle of noise. Between the constant movement of people, proximity of tables, and design of the room, restaurants can be uncomfortably loud for everyone and especially for people with hearing difficulties.

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Topics: communication, Loud, preventable, damage, hearing protection, hearing care, ears, hearing loss, protect, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, decibel levels, dB levels, loud noises, family & friends, depression, Family member, noise exposure, technology, discrimination, self-esteem, Food & Hearing Loss

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

School Screenings May Miss High-Frequency Hearing Losses

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: children, hearing screenings, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss in Children, noise exposure, NIHL, social skills, relationships, self-esteem

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