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A Brief History of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 466 million people or about 5.5% of the population suffers from some degree of hearing loss. While this number is estimated to rise due to increase in population and more exposure to loud noises, among other factors hearing loss is not a new issue for humans. One of the greatest factors is that …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions that people experience today. Though this chronic impairment is pervasive, impacting over 48 million people, it still tends to be underdiagnosed. There are a few reasons that hearing loss is often overlooked including that it typically happens gradually so people may not be aware that their hearing is changing for …

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Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss 

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is one of the most common, chronic medical conditions that people navigate today. Impacting over 48 million people, you may know someone who lives with impaired hearing. Hearing loss reduces a person’s ability to clearly hear and process sound which presents various challenges to communication. There are numerous ways you can provide critical support, creating greater accessibility and …

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March 3 is World Hearing Day – Hearing Care for All

In Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Have you been having trouble hearing? Do you feel that everyone around you is mumbling or that the television is always too quiet? Hearing loss impacts nearly 40 million Americans, and the number is growing as the baby boomer generation continues to age. Hearing loss affects half of all seniors over the age of 75. If you’ve noticed that your …

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Musicians & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

For many, making music for a living is a dream and a full-time job. Even so, whether you play in the symphony or play in a band you may be exposing your ears to damaging levels of sound. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work and this includes musicians. Professional musicians are …

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Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss affects 48 million people in the US alone and the numbers only continue to rise as our world becomes louder and new generations suffer from hearing loss earlier in life. While most cases of hearing loss cannot be reversed, it can be treated rather effectively with hearing aids.  Today’s hearing aids are not the ones you may remember …

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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood    

In Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

We live in a world that for many people, surrounds us with environmental noise throughout our day -and sometimes into the night. Noise pollution is a very real health threat built from the excessively loud sounds that are layered throughout our environment. Noise pollution can have long term effects on our hearing as well as impact mood and anxiety, so …

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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life 

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Have you recently received a hearing loss diagnosis? Like many people, you are probably thinking about whether treatment is right for you. Hearing loss often happens gradually and seldom causes physical pain which can make it hard to see exactly how beneficial treatment can be. Unfortunately, hearing loss can easily hold you back and put your health and quality of …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain 

In Brain Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

In this age of puzzles, we are awash in games and apps that claim their challenges are the equivalent of a personal trainer for your brain. While deductive brain teasers can help fortify your cognitive skills, your cognitive health also relies on a surprising aspect of your wellbeing: your hearing health. Healthy hearing has an interesting and well-documented connection to …