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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Nothing beats the feeling of driving on an open road with the windows down, listening to your favorite music. That feeling of freedom and adventure is one you can enjoy for many years to come. However, those with hearing loss need to take account of the limitations that might make driving unsafe. Although that feeling of freedom makes it seem …

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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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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 …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss, Veterans by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

The two most common health conditions in the US for military veterans are tinnitus and hearing loss, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a military service member or are about to go on duty, get a hearing test from us first. If you’re a veteran, it’s important to get your hearing tested and treated and if you’re getting …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

This month, we look at Alzheimer’s disease, a cognitive disorder that affects many individuals but has origins that remain a mystery. World Alzheimer’s Month is a global campaign held by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) every September to create awareness and combat the taboos around dementia. It has been an annual event since 2012, with the most important day falling on September 21st.  To mark …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Do you have hearing loss? If you’ve identified the signs of hearing loss, but are still hesitating, take a moment to learn about the benefits of treating hearing loss. You may think your hearing loss is no big deal, and that you can put off getting hearing aids for a few more years, but deciding to live with untreated hearing …