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How Has Hearing Aid Technology Evolved?

In Hearing Aids, NEWS by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Today, using digital technology, including Artificial Intelligence, hearing aids can perform better in all listening environments. One of the world’s largest hearing aid distributers, Starkey, is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded by Bill Austin in 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development, and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led …

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Do You Know the Common Signs of Hearing Loss?

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

Hearing loss is one of the most pervasive health conditions people experience today. Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most common medical condition people live with. Though it is common, affecting nearly 1 in 6 people, it is often undertreated. It takes an average of 7 years for people to seek treatment for their symptoms. This …

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All About Assistive Listening Devices 

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

If you have hearing loss it is important to act and seek treatment. The most popular and effective method for addressing hearing loss is hearing aids, which electronically amplify sounds you can’t quite decipher on your own. While these devices are incredibly helpful, assistive listening devices (ALDs) go the extra mile to help you hear your best in specific situations. …

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A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Choosing to invest in your hearing health is a brave and wise choice. Congratulations on taking the first steps to find more ease in hearing and embracing the full vibrancy of life. Acknowledging hearing loss can be challenging ⁠— it’s a difficult condition to self-diagnose ⁠— and working with a hearing specialist you trust will help you with these next …

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Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

In Uncategorized by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is on the rise again amongst the members of Gen-Z. In the latter half of the 20th century, regulations were put in place to ensure that employers provided safe work environments and provided hearing protection for those who worked around noise. This situation led to a decrease in NIHL by the early 2000s, but now we …

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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 …