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Things to Consider when Selecting Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Tips & Tricks by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Congratulations! You have made the decision to seek hearing assistance. Taking that first step toward treatment for hearing loss is half the battle, and many put off making an appointment for far too long. The benefits of hearing aids extend far beyond assisting your conversations and bringing back enjoyment of sound from the environment. Those who treat hearing loss with …

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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 …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

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

In the last ten years, awareness of our hearing wellbeing has come a long way, but there are still many misunderstandings surrounding hearing loss. Do you still think that only the elderly suffer from hearing loss? Or believe your doctor would notice whether you have a physical routine problem with your hearing? If you still believe these things, then it’s …

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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 …