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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

May is one of our favorite months here at Audiology Concepts – it’s officially Better Speech and Hearing Month! Established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this awareness month helps promote public health education and access. This year’s theme is “Connecting People,” It reminds us how important it is to stay connected with the people we love. Here are some …

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Undertreated & Undiagnosed: Age-Related Hearing Loss

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Every age brings challenges and new opportunities. Some of these opportunities are more welcome than others, such as the ability to drive a car or retire. Other opportunities become a bother, such as developing high blood pressure or cataracts. One of the more common changes for people over the age of 50 is hearing loss.  Hearing loss among older adults …

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Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss can affect your personal safety in several ways. At its most severe, total deafness is a severe disability that would likely require assistance from others for many everyday tasks. But even mild or moderate hearing loss can impact your ability to protect yourself from harm. Not being able to hear essential sounds can mean that you: miss alarm …

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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing 

In Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss appears in different forms, from presbycusis (age-related) to noise-induced. Unlike hearing loss that occurs from the natural process of aging, noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable. Even if you’ve spent years of your life exposed to loud noises, whether on the job or in your leisure activities, prevention now is better late than never! Here are a few …

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The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types 

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Intervening in hearing loss can significantly affect your quality of life. People with undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss tend to have much higher rates of depression, anxiety, and feelings of isolation. Once you’ve decided to take the critical step towards a fuller and easier life with hearing aids, making an appointment with your audiologist is the best next step. Don’t …

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Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Whether you work in an office or spend a lot of time at home, you’re exposed to some noise daily. You might not even realize it yet, but continuous exposure to high decibel sounds can cause harm to your hearing over time.  Noises over 85 decibels, the unit of sound measurement, can damage hearing and potentially cause hearing loss. And …

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How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

In Brain Health, Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

According to the most recent scientific findings, our bodies and minds are closely intertwined. More importantly, modern medicine now assesses a person’s whole health. That is to say, none of our systems function in isolation, and hearing health is no exception. The basic building blocks of physical health, such as exercise, food, sleep, and even hearing, all feed upon one …

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What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, which significantly impacts them and their loved ones. Hearing loss makes you withdraw from various hobbies and leisure activities and has significant consequences for your physical, emotional, and mental health. You won’t fully participate in social gatherings or have an explicit chat with your friends or family if you can’t hear clearly.  …

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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing aid technology continues to progress rapidly, and each new model brings more innovation. The increased sophistication of today’s hearing devices allows us to benefit from their use by their advancements in the replication of sound frequencies.  The more advanced the technology, the closer it is to natural sound reproduction, and the fuller the hearing experience we have to gain.  …

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Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

If you suffer from hearing loss, you probably know about hearing aid technology. You may be using one of those technologies since hearing aids are one of the most common methods to achieve standard listening capabilities.  These technologies have been developing over time, but many hassles are still encountered in day-to-day life. Some of the most common hindrances in achieving …