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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

May is the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) annual Better Hearing and Speech Month, when we seek to spread awareness and expand treatment for those with communication issues. This year’s theme is “Communication at Work,” and with many people’s work lives now happening at home, there’s no better time to think about how to make sure we’re communicating effectively with our …

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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

For people with hearing loss, the benefits of getting hearing aids are well documented. Hearing aids improve our social relationships, keep our brains sharper longer, and increase overall life satisfaction. But did you know they can also help your sense of balance? The Vestibular System The vestibular system is what is responsible for our sense of balance. It is located …

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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

The benefits of hearing aids are overwhelming. Study after study shows that hearing aids help us maintain our connections to friends and loved ones, while also allowing us to better navigate the world. They let us feel and act younger for longer into our lives, beginning at the onset of hearing loss. One aspect of life improvement that has been …

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Are Noisy Restaurants Harmful to Our Hearing Health?

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Noise, Research, Work & Economy by Zach Kenealey, HIS

We regularly hear from people that fun activities like eating out at restaurants have become strained because hearing loss makes it hard to keep up with conversation. Restaurants are one of the most consistently problematic locations for those with hearing loss – even when they are using hearing aids. It turns out, restaurants aren’t helping. New investigations and reporting are …

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New Years Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested!

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing, Signs & Symptoms by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Start this New Year by prioritizing your wellness and getting your hearing tested! Hearing loss can happen to anyone and is one of the most common health concerns Americans are navigating today. Often times, challenges with hearing develops gradually so differences in your ability to hear can be subtle and therefore hard to completely realize. Examining your hearing not only …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

September brings the worldwide initiative, World Alzheimer’s Month. This campaign is designed to raise awareness around the world about the disease as well as address the stigma that surrounds it. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain condition that impacts areas which control thought, memory, emotion and language. Dementia is a decline in mental function that cannot be reversed, and Alzheimer’s disease …

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

It’s notoriously difficult to come to terms with a hearing loss. That explains why it takes an average of seven years for a hearing-impaired individual to seek help for their condition. It is however important to treat it as soon as possible to mitigate the long-term effects of untreated hearing loss, and the first step is admitting your hearing loss. …

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Happy and Healthy Living with Hearing Aids

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Mental Health by Zach Kenealey, HIS

It can be difficult to accept a diagnosis of disabling hearing loss, especially later in life. The idea of beginning a new lifestyle and relearning your sense of hearing can be daunting, but when you consider the benefits of your overall health, you can live a happier—and wealthier! —life. When disabling hearing loss is treated with hearing aids, cochlear implants, …

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Hearing Loss & Fatigue

In Hearing Loss, Signs & Symptoms by Zach Kenealey, HIS

Yawn! Does it ever seem like just listening to people wears you out? Well, if you deal with hearing loss, that just might be the case! Our hearing may not seem like it takes a lot of muscle, but when we struggle to hear, it actually strains our whole body and can leave you feeling exhausted. If you manage hearing …

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

In Hearing Loss by Zach Kenealey, HIS

[May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates this month to raising awareness of conditions which impede communication, such as speech disorders and hearing loss. For 2019, the theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” The organization wants to highlight the importance of maintaining communication skills from childhood up to old age. We hope …