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Hearing and Balance are Critical Senses for Healthy Aging: Senators Roberts and Moran Should Follow Jenkins and Yoder to Improve Access to Audiology Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

Mobility and communication are essential for healthy aging.1,2 As an audiologist, I see first-hand the difference that diagnosing and treating hearing and balance problems make in the lives of my patients. Not only are these patients healthier, but they are happier, safer, and enjoy a better quality of life with greater independence.

Hearing loss and balance disorders are significant public health concerns that contribute to increased fall risk. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury and injury-related deaths in the elderly.3 If left untreated, hearing loss can also lead to social isolation, depression, and an increased risk for cognitive decline, including dementia.4,5

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Topics: Hearing Support, hearing loss, hearing aids, hearing problems,

5 Important Resources for Audiology Awareness Month

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Oct 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

October is audiology awareness month! The American Academy of Audiology designates the month of October as a time to inform the public on the importance of hearing protection and overall hearing health. Audiologists all over the world are working hard during October to help patients and the public understand how to prevent hearing loss and how to recognize the signs of impairment.

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October Is Audiology Awareness Month: 3 Factors to Consider

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Oct 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

About 20 percent of Americans report that they experience some amount of hearing loss. Patients with hearing impairments, and their families, understand deeply how hearing loss affects not only the individual, but their connections with the world and their community. October is designated as Audiology Awareness Month and it is a wonderful opportunity to stress the importance of hearing health and learn more about how to protect your hearing.

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Technology and Communication Strategies to Help You Hear for the Holidays

Posted by Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, President, Associated Audiologists on Oct 20, 2017 10:30:00 AM

 

With family gatherings, work parties, special musicals and worship services, the holidays can be a frustrating time for someone with untreated hearing loss and those closest to them.

In fact, some individuals find it so difficult to interact with family and friends at this time of year, they decline social invitations. This can be isolating, and long-term participation restriction has been associated with depression and even dementia.

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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

Get the facts on hearing aids and rechargeable batteries

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Oct 13, 2016 7:30:00 AM

There are many different styles and types of hearing aids on the market today, and with the help of a skilled audiologist, you can find one that’s perfect for you. You’ll need to get acquainted with your device and how it works, and that includes learning about its battery.

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Topics: Hearing loss, Hearing Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Support

4 reasons to take that hearing test

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Oct 6, 2016 7:16:00 AM

Like any health issue, hearing loss can be hard to face. Many people deny that they have hearing loss for years, according to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. But avoiding your hearing loss or putting off testing and treatment can harm you socially, mentally, and physically.

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Topics: Hearing loss, Hearing Support, hearing test

4 things to know about age-related hearing loss

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Sep 29, 2016 7:47:00 AM

Age-related hearing loss affects nearly half of all adults over age 75, but despite its prevalence, age-related hearing loss is often misunderstood or under-recognized by those who experience it. In fact, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) says denial is the biggest barrier to hearing aid use.

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Topics: Hearing Technology, Hearing Aids, hearing aid fit,, age-related hearing loss, Hearing Support

Degrees of hearing loss vary widely

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Sep 22, 2016 7:35:00 AM

Have you ever wondered why the hearing aid your spouse or neighbor wears doesn’t work for you too? It’s because hearing loss differs with each individual.

It can appear anywhere on a spectrum from mild to severe, and doesn’t always affect both ears or have the same consequences. In short,there’s no one way to experience hearing loss – and there are many effective hearing aids that can help.

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Topics: Hearing loss, Hearing Technology, Hearing Aids, hearing aid fit,, Hearing Support

How hearing aids are good for your health

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Sep 15, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Hearing loss can create a variety of problems and challenges in your life, but fortunately, hearing aid technology can improve or correct many of these issues. The benefits of hearing aids extend far beyond simply improving the quality of your hearing, making them an important factor for achieving good overall health.

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Topics: Hearing loss, Hearing Technology, Hearing Aids, age-related hearing loss, Hearing Support

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