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Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Are you one of the 48 million people in the US who struggle with hearing loss? You might be and not even know it. Hearing loss often develops slowly over years, so you don’t realize you’ve lost parts of words and sentences. This causes us to struggle through conversation and social situations, without identifying exactly why. The longer hearing loss …

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Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

November is American Diabetes Month and we’re giving you added incentive to read up on this leading health concern within the United States and let you know why it’s the perfect time to schedule your hearing consultation. Led by the American Diabetes Association, the month of November is dedicated to providing more education and awareness around diabetes, a disease that …

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Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Noise by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

While age related hearing loss is the most common type, noise induced hearing loss is rapidly affecting more people of all ages. This is because noise can affect your hearing at any stage of your life. While it is commonly recognized that workplace exposure is a danger to hearing, many people overlook many of the other sources of noise which …

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Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

As Minnesotans, we are used to snow and storms, but now and then a natural disaster comes along that we just aren’t prepared for.  Much of Minnesota is considered in the territory of “Tornado Alley,” where due to optimal conditions, tornadoes are quite common. It was only a little over ten years ago when Minnesota recorded the biggest tornado outbreak …

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

In Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

The leaves are changing as October rolls into full swing. Along with the presence of pumpkins on doorsteps, and ghosts and ghouls on porches, October marks Protect Your Hearing Month. This National Campaign is led by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to raise awareness and educate about the risk loud noise poses to our ears. …

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Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

If you live with hearing loss, you are probably used to taking extra steps to make sure you can communicate clearly. When you are open with yourself and others about your hearing loss you are setting yourself up for success. This could not be truer if you are in or about to attend college.  College is a huge opportunity to …

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Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

If you have hearing loss, then you may be aware of how exhausting it can be. It takes a lot of effort to listen to people when you struggle to hear, and it can really affect your mood.  How is dopamine connected to our hearing? When you hear your favorite song, or listen to the relaxing sound of the rain, …

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All About Earwax

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Earwax has an undoubtable ick factor. If you see excess earwax in someone’s outer ear, it can be unsightly. When you need to clean your ears, you might find the process unpleasant. If you need to clean a child or elder’s earwax for them, you might experience an even greater ick factor. And yet, this substance is crucial to the …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Brain Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Test, Mental Health, Overall Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Launched in 2012, this global campaign raises awareness about dementia – a group of medical conditions that progressively deteriorates cognitive functions. 50 million people worldwide live with dementia, a number projected to rapidly increase. Alzheimer’s is the most common type, impacting up to 90% of people who experience dementia. Treating hearing loss can be an …

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Common Hearing Aid Problems & How to Fix Them

In Hearing Aids, Tips & Tricks by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing aids are a wonderful intervention for hearing loss with a proven success rate. A vast majority of hearing aid wearers report improved relationships in their lives once they’ve acquired hearing aids and most people would recommend them to a friend as a treatment for hearing loss. And yet, they can also require a period of adjustment to get used …