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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Hearing loss is one of the fastest-growing health issues today. Impacting nearly 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition that people experience today. Though it is widespread, hearing loss is often underdiagnosed. It is estimated that only one-third of people who could benefit from treatment receive it. Treating hearing loss offers life-changing benefits that …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

In Hearing Loss, Work & Economy by Zach Kenealey, HIS

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24% of all cases of hearing loss are caused by occupational hearing hazards. Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions that people live with today, impacting nearly 48 million people. If you work in a nosier setting, it is important to practice safety measures that protect your hearing …

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Many people over the age of 65 begin to see a decline in their hearing health due to the natural process of aging. It’s not an insignificant number ⁠— by the time you reach 65 years of age, about one-third of your peers will experience hearing loss. That number climbs exponentially higher as we age so that by the time …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Hearing Health, Mental Health by Zach Kenealey, HIS

September marks World Alzheimer’s Month. Launched in 2012, this  global campaign focuses on raising awareness about dementia which impacts 50 million people worldwide. Dementia encompasses a range of medical conditions that deteriorate cognitive capacities like decision making, memory, thinking, and learning. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s which makes up up to 90% of the dementia that people …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

In Ear Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Did you know that over 20% of the population of the United States suffers from hearing loss? Hearing loss can result from various factors, including the natural aging process and injury, disease, or infection. Noise-induced hearing loss, or hearing loss caused by deafening noises, is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. What is noise-induced hearing loss? Noise-Induced …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Even though much of the world is still off-limits due to COVID-19, many individuals are thinking about summer vacation options right now. But with a bit of planning, your vacation will be a success. However, before you pack your bag, consider the following suggestions to make your vacation go as well as possible. Prepare for COVID restrictions Many travel experts …

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Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

In Balance, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Zach Kenealey, HIS

We all know that falls happen, but that’s no reason to think of them as predetermined as we get older. Even as the risk of a falling injury increases as we age, utilizing consideration and precaution can keep you out of harm’s way.  One thing to consider, which may surprise you, is that untreated hearing loss increases your risk of …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

If you’re on your way to getting a set of hearing aids, good for you! Hearing loss is undertreated today, with only 15% of people who are hard of hearing wearing hearing aids. Where once upon a time we might have thought hearing loss was simply annoying, we now know that it can have a whole host of negative effects …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! Launched in 2012, this month centers on raising global awareness about dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for numerous medical conditions that cause cognitive decline. This results in a reduced ability to make decisions, remember, concentrate, problem solve etc. which limits a person’s capacity to navigate daily life independently. You may have heard of at …

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What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

If you are taking steps towards addressing the potential of hearing loss in your life, this is an exciting moment. Perhaps you have hearing issues and want treatment or perhaps your hearing is fine and you want to establish healthy hearing practices.  Regardless, after a hearing test you’ll be able to make educated choices about your hearing health. If treatment …