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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Just like your phone or computer, your hearing aids also need updating. We all know the feeling of our devices becoming slow or outdated, and it’s the same with hearing aids. The constant advancements in technology and design have made it possible for hearing aids to be smaller, more comfortable, and have more advanced features.  Don’t let outdated hearing aids …

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A Brief History of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is a common issue among older adults, affecting around one in three people over the age of 65. As we age, our ears naturally become less able to process sound, making it harder to hear clearly. But hearing loss is not a new phenomenon. Throughout history, people have been affected by hearing loss and have sought ways to …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

When we acquire hearing loss, we miss out on conversations around us. Sometimes we hear everything, and other times, we miss a lot. One habit all hearing-impaired people seem to develop is social bluffing. It is a coping strategy, especially for older adults.  What is social bluffing? It simply means we make out what we’ve heard. We sit in a …

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Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

In Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

It’s the New Year! What resolutions will you be making this year? Most of us set some kind of health goals for the year but have you ever set a hearing health goal? Hearing health is important for everyone. In fact, untreated hearing loss has been linked to increased risk for dementia and cognitive decline. So what can you do …

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Ways to Accommodate your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

When your loved one has hearing loss, whether they wear hearing aids or not, there are important steps you can take to assist them with hearing and understanding.  Communication Tips Those with hearing loss often suffer from isolation, even when surrounded by family and friends. This is because when communicating becomes challenging, they tend to avoid social situations altogether or …

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Musicians and Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss from noise exposure can affect anyone, however musicians are more likely than the average person to experience this type of hearing loss. In fact, musicians are four times more likely to develop noise induced hearing loss than the average person.  How does sound impact hearing health? There are three primary types of hearing loss, they are categorized by cause and …

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All about Digital Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

You’ve been to your audiologist, taken a hearing test, and it’s been determined that you need hearing aids. Now what? While the hearing aid market may seem overwhelming, by knowing what to look for you can make the best decision for you and your lifestyle.  How do digital hearing aids work? When you took your hearing test, or audiogram, a …

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This November, Test your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

In honor of American Diabetes Month, this November we are looking at the role diabetes can play in hearing loss as well as tips for preventing hearing loss in those with diabetes. With over 37 million Americans living with diabetes and hearing loss being twice as common in those with diabetes compared to those without, education about both diabetes and …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Noise-induced hearing loss is a very real hazard for workers in many different industries. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), exposure to loud noise can damage the inner ear and lead to permanent hearing loss. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the risks of working in noisy environments until it is too late. Here, …