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Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

If you’ve just discovered you have hearing loss, you might wonder how to choose the right treatment path and find the right hearing aid for your needs. You shouldn’t scrimp on getting hearing aids for both of your ears. No shortcuts If you are considering just using one hearing aid instead of two, you should understand its impact on your …

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A Possible Link Between Exercise and Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Many people don’t realize how many ways exercise can help them. Your health is connected, so when you take care of one part of it, it can also help other parts. For example, regular exercise helps you keep a healthy weight and builds strong muscles, and it also keeps and protects most other parts of your health. Regular exercise has …

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Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

In Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Age is the most common cause of hearing loss, but more young people are getting hearing loss. This is because the world is getting noisier. Noise-induced hearing loss happens when there is too much noise, and the more you know about when you might be at risk, the more you can do to protect yourself. Hearing loss caused by noise …

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Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

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

September is when we turn our attention to Alzheimer’s, a terrible brain disorder with unknown causes. Even though more and more research is being done on this condition, scientists still don’t know what causes many of its symptoms. People are aware of the disorder’s symptoms and how it worsens over time. Still, we haven’t found a cure or a way …

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Tinnitus Affects 1 in 10 Adults in the US

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

Many of us have had our ears “ring” for a short time. This often happens after being exposed to loud sounds for a long time, like at a rock concert. But some people always hear a buzzing, ringing, or whistling sound in their ear, and the sound gets louder at night and during quiet times during the day.  Chronic tinnitus, …

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Ignore These Myths about Hearing Loss!

In Communication, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Test, Noise by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is often called an “invisible disability” because it is not always clear when someone has it, and people often don’t talk about it. On average, people with hearing loss don’t do anything about it for seven years. Studies show that only one in five people who could benefit from a hearing aid uses one.  A person with trouble …

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Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Test, Noise, Tinnitus by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Believe it or not, there are numerous causes of hearing loss. The ear is a delicate organ that various extraneous factors can harm. A variety of infections, malfunctions, or trauma are capable of causing partial or total hearing loss. However, being an extremely complex and tricky system, the ear can also respond to seemingly unrelated factors.  Let’s look at the …

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How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Test, Noise, Tips & Tricks by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Losing your hearing can begin at any age. The number of Americans with the condition between 45 and 64 years has significantly increased since 1971, based on figures from the National Academy on Aging and Society. But much more often, it is in older adults: about 40 percent of America’s 20 million sufferers are 65 years old or older. Preventing …

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Certain Chemicals May Cause Hearing Loss

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Test, Noise by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Noise is the leading cause of hearing loss at work. Some industries don’t want to admit that chemicals, metals, solvents, asphyxiants, and heat may cause hearing loss more than they want to, and loud noise can worsen these risks. Still, other factors can affect hearing health that often goes unnoticed by employees and, in some cases, by business owners who …

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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 …