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A Brief History of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 466 million people or about 5.5% of the population suffers from some degree of hearing loss. While this number is estimated to rise due to increase in population and more exposure to loud noises, among other factors hearing loss is not a new issue for humans. One of the greatest factors is that …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions that people experience today. Though this chronic impairment is pervasive, impacting over 48 million people, it still tends to be underdiagnosed. There are a few reasons that hearing loss is often overlooked including that it typically happens gradually so people may not be aware that their hearing is changing for …

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Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss 

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is one of the most common, chronic medical conditions that people navigate today. Impacting over 48 million people, you may know someone who lives with impaired hearing. Hearing loss reduces a person’s ability to clearly hear and process sound which presents various challenges to communication. There are numerous ways you can provide critical support, creating greater accessibility and …

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Musicians & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

For many, making music for a living is a dream and a full-time job. Even so, whether you play in the symphony or play in a band you may be exposing your ears to damaging levels of sound. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work and this includes musicians. Professional musicians are …

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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life 

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Have you recently received a hearing loss diagnosis? Like many people, you are probably thinking about whether treatment is right for you. Hearing loss often happens gradually and seldom causes physical pain which can make it hard to see exactly how beneficial treatment can be. Unfortunately, hearing loss can easily hold you back and put your health and quality of …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

In Hearing Loss, Mental Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is a pervasive medical condition with significant effects that are often overlooked. Over 48 million people (nearly 1 in 5) experience some degree of hearing loss. Reduced capacity to hear and process sound strains communication which impacts relationships, social life, and job performance.  As an invisible condition, hearing loss can be an isolating experience. Its range of symptoms …

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Q&A About Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Though hearing loss is one of the most common chronic conditions that people navigate in the U.S., it is often underdiagnosed. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), nearly 29 million adults could benefit from using hearing aids. There are numerous misconceptions about hearing loss that prevent people from addressing the symptoms they may be …

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Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

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

You know how hard it can be to differentiate speech from noise if you’ve ever had a conversation in a place with loud background music or other noise. Even with recent technical advances, it remains one of the most significant obstacles for hearing aid to help a patient discern speech in loud environments.  However, research is now pointing to the …

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Can Hearing Aids Be “Stylish”?

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

You might remember hearing aids of the past as bulky and not very stylish. However, keeping up with industry trends for electronic devices, major hearing aid manufacturers have produced sleek and sophisticated designs combined with cutting edge technology.  More young people are getting hearing loss As seen In the past few years, hearing loss is skewing younger. Statistics indicate that …