Associated Audiologists Blog

3 tips for dealing with noise during game day

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Dec 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Your love of sports may be damaging your hearing. Though attending live sporting events and going to a crowded bar to watch sports can be a great way to spend time with friends, let loose, and have fun, it can also put you at a greater risk of permanent hearing loss. Live sports can be loud enough to create noise-induced hearing issues, as can the noisy atmosphere in a bar and the TV volume at full blast.

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Topics: noise-induced hearing loss

Balance disorders and hearing

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The balance system is made up of what your muscles and joints feel, what you see, and what you pick up by the balance part of the inner ear. Balance disorders disturb the balance system, which can cause unsteadiness, and dizziness and vertigo, as well as hearing problems.

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Topics: dizziness

Talking to your loved one about testing for hearing loss

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Dec 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Maybe your mother is listening to her stories with the TV volume on full blast. Perhaps your father is constantly asking you to speak up. Maybe your husband has started to avoid your family festivities because he can’t hear what everyone around him is saying.

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Topics: Hearing loss

Why won’t my spouse get their hearing tested, and how can I help?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Nov 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

You say “trash” and your spouse hears “cash.” You say “potato” and your spouse hears “tomato.” Mixing up consonant sounds is a telltale sign of hearing loss, and one that you might have noticed in your loved one.

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Topics: hearing test

The relationship between hearing loss and dementia

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Nov 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Hearing loss can affect more than just your hearing. It can be a factor in many health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular health, risk of falls, problems sleeping, and depression. And a new study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has recently linked hearing loss in older adults to a higher risk for dementia.

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Topics: Hearing loss

How to tell if your hearing is muffled

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Nov 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Having difficulty hearing can be frustrating and worrisome. Straining to hear important conversations, constantly asking your loved ones to speak up, or simply pretending that you can hear everything isn’t a way to fully enjoy your life. Feeling as if your ears are filled with cotton is irritating, too. Hearing difficulties can have significant effects on your daily life. And they shouldn’t be ignored.

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Topics: Hearing loss

How loud music can harm your hearing

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

With today’s technology, you can listen to music in various ways. Instead of bothering those around you with your loud music, you can use earbuds, headphones, Bluetooth devices, or earphones plugged into your computer, tablet, smart phone, MP3 player, iPod, or other music players.

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Topics: Hearing loss

How hearing aids can help you

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Nov 3, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Hearing aids are effective, life-changing tools that have helped millions of people with hearing loss start hearing their best again. Unfortunately, many people delay or avoid getting hearing aids because they think their hearing loss isn’t that bad or don’t want to “feel old.”

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3 ways people react to their hearing loss

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Nov 1, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Hearing loss is a complex issue that can affect a person’s emotions and daily life in a profound way. It’s not only difficult for the person affected, but can be very challenging for family members and friends who don’t understand what the person might be going through.

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Topics: Hearing loss, Hearing Aids, Hearing Support, hearing test

Breaking down the cost of hearing aids

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Oct 20, 2016 7:30:00 AM

When a person is considering hearing aids, one of the biggest questions is often about cost. People want to know what their hearing aid will cost, or they may go online or to a big box store looking for the best “deal.”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing problems, hearing loss

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