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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 …

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Undertreated & Undiagnosed: Age-Related Hearing Loss

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

Every age brings challenges and new opportunities. Some of these opportunities are more welcome than others, such as the ability to drive a car or retire. Other opportunities become a bother, such as developing high blood pressure or cataracts. One of the more common changes for people over the age of 50 is hearing loss.  Hearing loss among older adults …

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Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss can affect your personal safety in several ways. At its most severe, total deafness is a severe disability that would likely require assistance from others for many everyday tasks. But even mild or moderate hearing loss can impact your ability to protect yourself from harm. Not being able to hear essential sounds can mean that you: miss alarm …

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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing 

In Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss appears in different forms, from presbycusis (age-related) to noise-induced. Unlike hearing loss that occurs from the natural process of aging, noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable. Even if you’ve spent years of your life exposed to loud noises, whether on the job or in your leisure activities, prevention now is better late than never! Here are a few …

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The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types 

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Intervening in hearing loss can significantly affect your quality of life. People with undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss tend to have much higher rates of depression, anxiety, and feelings of isolation. Once you’ve decided to take the critical step towards a fuller and easier life with hearing devices, making an appointment with your audiologist is the best next step. Don’t …

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Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Whether you work in an office or spend a lot of time at home, you’re exposed to some noise daily. You might not even realize it yet, but continuous exposure to high decibel sounds can cause harm to your hearing over time.  Noises over 85 decibels, the unit of sound measurement, can damage hearing and potentially cause hearing loss. And …