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Hearing Aids Can Help Prevent Falls and Accidents

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Ross Cushing

Cognitive changes are a normal process of aging, which is well documented in many scientific studies. Hearing loss and cognitive abilities are part of these changes that decline as you progress in your age. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss is pretty standard, but this dangerous occurrence can lead to many health and personal safety issues. You may not realize it, but …

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Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Ross Cushing

Life has gotten louder in the last ten years. New technologies have better sound and last longer on a single charge. People spend more time listening to music or watching TV on headphones than ever. Even though younger people are still more likely to lose their hearing permanently, 14% of people between the ages of 45 and 64 have some …

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Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Ross Cushing

For people who have trouble hearing, emergencies pose a particular risk. Most of the time, we use our hearing as our first defense against dangers we can’t see. Whether it’s the sound of leaves rustling in the woods, a thunderclap in the distance, or just the sound of something going on behind us, we use our ears to alert our …

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Tips for Communicating with Face Masks

In Lifestyle by Hearing Technology Associates

Mask mandates may have been dropped on public transport, but many people will still opt to wear masks as a personal decision. With different variants and a greater awareness of being in crowded spaces, it’s easy to see how communicating with a face mask or with someone who wears one can pose difficulties for those with hearing loss! The Centers …

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Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Test by Hearing Technology Associates

It’s hard to hear when other noises are going on. You may have no problem hearing when it’s quiet, but everyone struggles to hear in noise. If you’ve ever struggled to pick out a conversation in a noisy space, then you already know how frustrating it can be to distinguish speech from noise. If this becomes a common occurrence it …

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Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Untreated Hearing Loss

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Test by Hearing Technology Associates

    When you have been facing stress in your life for a while, it’s very normal to feel overwhelmed which can lead to psychological distress. Psychological distress occurs when you feel overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings or emotions, which feel too extreme to keep under control. This can overtake your day-to-day life, struggling to connect to others and losing motivation to complete …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

In Ear Health, Hearing Loss by Hearing Technology Associates

Do you find that it’s hard to hear certain people? You may attribute to them mumbling or not speaking up. However, it may also signal a hearing loss. It’s common to believe that it’s other people- when it’s most likely that the tone or pitch in which their voice registers may also be in the range of your hearing impairment. …

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All About Earwax

In Ear Health, Hearing Loss by Hearing Technology Associates

While many of us may think of earwax as a more or less disgusting substance to be scooped out of our ears on a regular basis, we would urge reconsideration! This mysterious substance—technically called “cerumen”—is one of our body’s most essential ways of protecting our ears. What Is Earwax? Earwax is naturally occurring, and is produced by our bodies to …

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All About Digital Hearing Aids 

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Ross Cushing

HEARING AID BASICS There is a wide variety of hearing aids on the market today, with many different designs and combinations of features. Here is a basic run down of your options to help you choose the model that is just right for you.  Remember that hearing aids do not restore hearing, but improve it by amplifying particular frequencies that …

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Understanding Hearing Tests

In Hearing Loss by Hearing Technology Associates

Hearing loss comes on so subtly and gradually, it is often difficult for people to realize that it is happening to them. Studies show that more than 2/3 of the almost 50 million Americans that suffer from hearing loss do so without seeking proper treatment. But untreated hearing loss has major impacts on your overall health, which is why it …