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2016 Hearing Health Blog
2016 Hearing Health Blog
Hearing Tips for the Holidays
Posted by Earfinity on December 01, 2016
It’s the most wonderful time of the year ‘Tis the season to be jolly. But it’s also the season when hearing loss can become more obvious — and problematic. For most, the holiday season is packed with social activities. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, the calendar fills with work socials, family gatherings, shopping excursions and parties with friends and...
4 TIps on How to Talk to a Loved One About Hearing Loss this Holiday Season
Posted by Earifnity on November 01, 2016
Attempting to talk to a loved one about their hearing loss can be a difficult task. While it may be obvious that a loved one is suffering, research shows that on average, hearing aid users wait over 10 years after their initial diagnosis to be fit with their first set of hearing aids. Holidays like Thanksgiving present a good opportunity to discuss a family...
Audiology Awareness/Hearing Protection Awareness Month
Posted by Earfinity on October 03, 2016
October celebrates Audiology Awareness Month. Hearing health has been linked to many aspects of overall health, yet only 1 in 4 adults receive hearing screenings during routine physical exams. That is surprising when nearly 74% of adults get their eyes examined every 2 years and 62% of adults visit a dentist each year*. So if other aspects of an individual’s...
Can You Tell the Difference Between Hearing Loss and Alzheimer's?
Posted by Earfinity on September 01, 2016
Mary is 78, widowed, and lives alone. She definitely isn’t the person her kids and grandkids remember: she doesn’t like to go out, is anxious when she does, frequently seems confused, doesn’t respond to questions, or, when she does, responds with off-topic answers. John is 71, married, and lives with his 69-year old wife, Irene. John definitely isn’t himself...
Overcoming Hearing Loss Stigma
Posted by Earfinity on August 05, 2016
One in 10 Americans experience some level of hearing loss and the impact of this condition affects the communities that surround those people as well. Hearing loss can negatively affect relationships, workplaces and social interactions. The fear of being isolated or viewed differently by their peers because of hearing loss leads many people to have a negative...
It's Spring! (Doesn't that sound nice!)
Posted by Earfinity on April 19, 2016
Ahh, spring! Many people reminisce about blooming flowers, butterflies and bunnies, or mention “whistling,” “anticipation” and “rebirth.” What comes to mind when you think of spring? We hear a lot from our patients and customers that spring signals a time of planning and renewal. It’s the season many hearing aid wearers bring their hearing aids in for a “spring...
Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
Posted by Earfinity on March 01, 2016
Can treating hearing loss delay cognitive decline? As humans age, many things become inevitable: Our hair will gray, skin will wrinkle, and our eyesight, hearing and cognitive abilities won’t be what they once were. These changes to our body are normal and natural; tradeoffs to living a long and fulfilling life. This doesn’t mean we can’t prolong...
Hearing and Your Heart
Posted by Earfinity on February 03, 2016
Hearing and your heart Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and when better to discuss matters of the heart? Though most conversations around the heart pertain to love this time of year, we’ll leave that topic to the relationship experts. Instead, we want to discuss the heart’s connection to hearing and hearing loss – a topic more in our...
Ten Questions About Hearing Loss to Ask Your Hearing Professional
Posted by Earfinity on January 08, 2016
On average, people tend to wait five to seven years between first experiencing hearing loss symptoms and actually seeking help. But research shows there are good reasons to begin hearing loss treatment sooner rather than later. Once you suspect you might be losing your hearing, it is important to see someone right away. Whether you are first learning about your...
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