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The Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss on the Job

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Jul 16, 2018 9:53:00 AM

If you suspect that you may have hearing loss, you’re not alone. Of the nearly 40 million people in the United States with hearing loss, the majority are still in the workforce. And more than 10 percent of full-time employees have a diagnosed hearing problem, according to EPIC Hearing Healthcare’s, “Listen Hear!” survey. Another 30 percent suspect they have a problem but have not yet sought treatment. And still another study revealed that hearing loss is actually common among forty-somethings - people who are in the prime of their careers.

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Topics: Hearing loss, coping with hearing loss

What Kind of Doctor Should I See for Hearing Loss?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

If you had a tooth with a painful cavity, you wouldn’t try to fill it yourself; you’d go to a dentist. Likewise, if your leg was broken, you wouldn’t try to set the fracture yourself. You’d go to a hospital emergency room where you’d expect to see an orthopedic surgeon or an emergency room physician skilled in setting fractures.

So who should you see if you think you have a hearing loss? An audiologist is a degreed professional who specializes in the diagnosis and non-medical treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders.

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Topics: Hearing loss, Audiologist, Hearing Aids

5 Surprising Reasons to Treat Hearing Loss ASAP

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Jan 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Hearing loss is often described as an “invisible” health problem. Because hearing loss usually happens gradually, many people don’t realize what they’re missing. And even more importantly, researchers have discovered significant links between hearing loss and other serious health issues, including cognition, dementia, depression, falling, and overall physical and mental health.

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Topics: Hearing loss, age-related hearing loss, hearing aids, hearing problems, hearing loss

How Do I Know If I Have Hearing Loss?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Jan 3, 2018 2:57:21 PM

 

The holidays are over and the company has gone home. But did your interactions at family gatherings leave you wondering if you might have hearing loss? If so, you aren’t alone. The holidays and social gatherings are often when many people notice the first signs of hearing loss.

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Topics: Hearing loss, Audiologist, hearing test

The Effects of Hearing Loss on Your Everyday Life

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Dec 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Hearing loss has a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. The social, psychological, and physical 

consequences of hearing loss can take a major toll on a person’s mental and physical health. 

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People of all ages are affected by hearing loss. It’s one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S., affecting over nine million Americans over 65 and 10 million Americans between 45 to 64. 

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Topics: Hearing loss

What You Need to Know about Sudden Hearing Loss

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Nov 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Many of us take our hearing for granted. What would happen if you woke up one day and you couldn’t hear? Unfortunately, this is the reality many people face each and every year in the United States.

Sudden hearing loss (SHL) is worrisome because you don’t know when to expect it. If you’ve worried about the possibility of SHL, there are some things you should know—including steps you can take to protect your hearing.

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Topics: Hearing loss

5 Communication Tips to Ease the Effects of Hearing Loss

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Oct 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

One of the most noticeable effects of hearing loss is difficulty communicating. Since people depend on their hearing to communicate effectively with others, a loss of hearing can have quite the impact!

Communication can be made easier, however, if you follow these five tips.

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Topics: Hearing loss

6 Ways to Learn about Hearing Disorders

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Sep 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

You might be surprised to learn how common hearing disorders are. Hearing loss is the third-most common health problem in the U.S., but it’s not the only disorder. Hearing disorders can strike anyone. Almost every age group is affected.

With these facts in mind, it might be surprising there isn’t more awareness! In fact, it can be downright frustrating to deal with a hearing disorder because so many people are unaware of them, their prevalence, and how they affect the people living with them.

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Topics: Hearing loss

Hearing Help: When to Test Your Hearing

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Sep 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Have you been wondering about your hearing? Perhaps you’ve noticed you need to turn the television up a little louder than you used to. Maybe you’ve been having a harder time hearing when you go out to dinner with friends. Maybe one of your friends needs a hearing aid, and you’re wondering about yourself.

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Topics: Hearing loss

Famous Athletes with Hearing Loss

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Sep 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

With the 2018 Winter Olympics on the not-so-distant horizon, it’s time to buff up on your athlete stats. Who is favored to win? Who will beat the odds? And most importantly to Associated Audiologists—who has beat hearing loss? It’s a surprising number of athletes over the ages, each with a unique and empowering story.

Their stories prove that hearing loss won’t impede your dreams. Today we’re partnering with Hearlink, to share the success stories of athletes who did not let hearing loss stand in the way of success. Let’s get started.

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Topics: Hearing loss

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