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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

How many times has your partner been exasperated with you and accused you of not listening to them? If it’s a lot, the problem may be a loss of hearing, and it may be affecting your relationship in the way you haven’t considered. Apart from diabetes and obesity, hearing loss in the US is one of three of the fastest-growing …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wished You Knew

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is a condition that affects an estimated 48 million Americans and their loved ones. Communication can often be difficult because of missed words or phrases and repetition, which can then lead to misunderstanding and frustration. Environmental noise or multiple voices can exponentially complicate simple conversation for someone with hearing loss. Starkey Hearing Technologies asked their social media following, …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

When we think about hearing loss, we may think about multiple visits to the doctor, hearing aids, health insurance, and embarrassment. What we may not immediately think about are the social and emotional tolls, mental health, or anxiety and depression. The price associated with untreated hearing loss is high and often has detrimental effects on other facets of your overall …

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Getting Your Hearing Checked

In Hearing Health, Hearing Test by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Do you get your ears checked often? Like many people, it may not cross your mind at all. However, when you are having trouble hearing during conversation or experiencing pain or discomfort in your ears, then it is certainly time to see a hearing health care professional. As you begin to put some resolutions for the new year into practice, …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

You can have a lasting impact on your social outcomes by disclosing your hearing loss to friends or relatives. It is not always easy to ask for accommodation with a condition so sensitive, but according to a recent study of communication strategy on hearing loss, the benefits are extensive. Experts at Massachusetts Eye and Ear hospital interviewed 300 older people with …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss, Veterans by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

The two most common health conditions in the US for military veterans are tinnitus and hearing loss, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a military service member or are about to go on duty, get a hearing test from us first. If you’re a veteran, it’s important to get your hearing tested and treated and if you’re getting …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

In Hearing Test by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

If you have decided to schedule a hearing test, congratulations! It usually takes people seven years to get to this point, so you should be proud of yourself! You are taking a big step towards your hearing health and your general health by doing so. Hearing exams are easy, fast and painless and they provide you with essential insights on your ability to …

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What to Ask During a Hearing Consultation

In Hearing Test by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Those who have decided that they are ready to take charge of their hearing should be congratulated. If you have hearing loss, admitting and seeking help for your condition is an important step in your journey to a better quality of life. A consultation usually involves a hearing test. If this is your first time, here’s what to expect during …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

This month, we look at Alzheimer’s disease, a cognitive disorder that affects many individuals but has origins that remain a mystery. World Alzheimer’s Month is a global campaign held by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) every September to create awareness and combat the taboos around dementia. It has been an annual event since 2012, with the most important day falling on September 21st.  To mark …

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Encouraging a Loved One to take a Hearing Test

In Hearing Test by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Do you have a loved one who’s struggling to hear? Are they reticent to admit to their hearing loss, and deny that they’re not hearing clearly? As you’ve discovered, hearing loss affects not only the person who’s hard of hearing, but their friends and loved ones as well. If your loved one has never taken a hearing test, here are …