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Overcoming Misconceptions Around Hearing Aids

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

Sound plays a central role in life. From shaping our experiences, connecting us to the world, and helping us feel confident in ourselves – to jamming out to our favorite tunes. For those navigating the journey with hearing aids, the struggle often extends beyond the challenges of hearing loss itself. It involves breaking through stigmas that have impacted these devices …

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How Hearing Aids Transform Lives

In Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Aids by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

In the grand scheme of life, sound plays a huge role in, connecting us to loved ones, and guiding us through the world. For those who have embarked on the journey with hearing aids, these unassuming devices emerge as silent superheroes, working tirelessly to bridge the gap between the world of sound and the difficulty that hearing loss can become. …

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The Role of Caregivers in Supporting Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

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

In the intricate dance of human connection, communication serves as the music that binds us together. For those navigating the challenges of hearing loss, the role of caregivers becomes a poignant symphony of support, empathy, and understanding. This blog explores the crucial role that caregivers play in the lives of their loved ones with hearing loss, illuminating the profound impact …

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The Sound of Connection: How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Relationships

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

As an audiologist and hearing professional, I have witnessed the profound impact that hearing loss can have on individuals and their relationships. Hearing is not just about perceiving sound; it is a cornerstone of human connection. In this article, I will delve into the importance of treating hearing loss and how it can enhance various types of relationships. We will …

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Recognizing the Subtle Signs of Hearing Loss in Others

In Communication, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Life is a rich symphony of sounds, so our ability to hear obviously plays a fundamental role in how we experience the world. Many people are shocked to learn how common hearing loss actually is, impacting almost 14% of all Americans aged 18 years old and above. And perhaps even more shocking is how profound the compounding consequences of hearing …

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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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5 Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion 

In Communication, Tips & Tricks by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

More people are planning on connecting with loved ones virtually for the upcoming holidays. Like most social activities this year, many family reunions will be moving online as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Virtual gatherings can be a great way to spend quality time with others and don’t have to be any less festive! There are several ways you …

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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Overall Health, Tips & Tricks by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is a common problem in the US, but healthcare providers might need to do a little more to accommodate their needs, according to a study by New York University. Researchers there analyzed data about hospital patients and found that those with hearing loss had a 32 percent chance of readmission within the next month due to communication problems …