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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

This month is all about protecting your hearing health! October marks Protect Your Hearing Month which aims to raise awareness about hearing loss, one of the most common medical conditions people live with today. Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss has multifaceted effects that can take a toll on daily living. More people are at greater risk of developing …

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Introducing new Pure Charge&Go AX hearing aids with Augmented Focus™ technology.

In Uncategorized by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Hearing aid technology and design is constantly evolving. But every so often, a breakthrough changes everything. In the case of new Augmented Focus™ technology, it’s the clear, organized way sounds are delivered. Typical hearing aids process all sounds the same way, so the conversation in front of you and the background noise that fills the rest of the room compete …

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

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and it’s the perfect time to read up on a disease that affects 44 million people worldwide and 5.5 million within the United States alone. Of course, the impact of Alzheimer’s disease goes far beyond the individual diagnosed.  An Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the most common form of dementia, is a heartbreaking event for families and loved …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Are you putting off getting a hearing test even though you think you have hearing loss? Let’s address some of the common fictions about hearing loss, put your fears to rest, and give you the facts you need to make good decisions about your hearing health. Fiction: Hearing Loss is Rare Fact: Hearing loss is probably a lot more common …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Hearing loss changes the way we interface with the world, and each person’s experience is unique. The individual nature of hearing loss means that those who do not have loss can feel befuddled with the experience, wondering what it must be like to have this kind of communication impairment. With this gap in understanding, those who do not have hearing …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Treating hearing loss has profound direct benefits. It’s difficult to quantify the value of being able to converse easily and clearly with loved ones and community members. How can we measure the improvement of one’s quality of life when treatment for hearing loss makes it possible to experience the richness of the sound world, including birds singing, children laughing, and …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Each May the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month. By devoting one month of the year to the importance of verbal communication, this group can raise awareness of hearing issues and to promote better practices for diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of hearing loss and speech pathology. Each year, they also choose a theme to guide the awareness-raising …

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All About Tinnitus

In Tinnitus by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Have you ever experienced hearing a ringing or phantom sound in your ear? If so, you’ve experienced tinnitus, an incredibly common condition that nonetheless needs to be taken seriously. Tinnitus can be brought on by a variety of causes and it can manifest in different ways, but at the root it always indicates damage to the auditory system. Roughly one …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Tinnitus and hearing loss are the number one and number two reasons that veterans go to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers seeking support. With this immense need in mind, you might wonder why they seem to have such high rates of these diagnoses and if their levels of tinnitus and hearing loss are greater than the …