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Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

If you live with hearing loss, you are probably used to taking extra steps to make sure you can communicate clearly. When you are open with yourself and others about your hearing loss you are setting yourself up for success. This could not be truer if you are in or about to attend college.  College is a huge opportunity to …

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Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

If you have hearing loss, then you may be aware of how exhausting it can be. It takes a lot of effort to listen to people when you struggle to hear, and it can really affect your mood.  How is dopamine connected to our hearing? When you hear your favorite song, or listen to the relaxing sound of the rain, …

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All About Earwax

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Earwax has an undoubtable ick factor. If you see excess earwax in someone’s outer ear, it can be unsightly. When you need to clean your ears, you might find the process unpleasant. If you need to clean a child or elder’s earwax for them, you might experience an even greater ick factor. And yet, this substance is crucial to the …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Brain Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Test, Mental Health, Overall Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Launched in 2012, this global campaign raises awareness about dementia – a group of medical conditions that progressively deteriorates cognitive functions. 50 million people worldwide live with dementia, a number projected to rapidly increase. Alzheimer’s is the most common type, impacting up to 90% of people who experience dementia. Treating hearing loss can be an …

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Why People Avoid Treating Hearing Loss — and Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test!

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

Perhaps you have started to notice that your hearing isn’t what it used to be. You might have had a conversation with someone who is a soft speaker or a child who was more difficult to hear than you would expect. The difficulty might come from a certain context, such as a place with background noise. You might even find …

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Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

What contributes to a good quality of life? Each individual has a different answer to this question, but we can trace some common threads that tend to contribute to a good quality of life. One of the most common reports among those with a good quality of life is having an active lifestyle. The ability to get out and about, …

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For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Painkillers certainly have their place. Whether for a person recovering from surgery or for someone who has immediate and severe pain, these drugs can provide essential relief. Some painkillers, such as the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone, are highly addictive and should only be taken under a doctor’s guidance for a very short period of time. Despite knowing about these dangerous …

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Supporting A Loved One with Hearing Loss in a Nursing Home

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

Hearing aids can make a world of difference in the quality of life your loved one experiences in a nursing home. Not only do they make it possible to socialize and connect with other residents, they can be crucial in the delivery of services and care. When a nursing home staff member asks about your loved one’s needs or administers …

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Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

More than 30 million Americans report some type of hearing loss. It’s a condition that can contribute to feelings of loneliness and isolation, especially within our highly verbal world. Associated with more than a few negative health outcomes, undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss can affect people mentally, physically and emotionally.  Despite a widespread acknowledgement that healthy hearing is an important …

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Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

When we think of hearing loss, we most often default to hearing loss present from birth, or that acquired over time due to sound or aging. But in some cases, it is a sudden and traumatic event, like an accident, that produces hearing loss in a life. While these dramatic episodes are less common, we are finding out more about …