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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! This month we’re talking about communication disorders such as hearing loss, language disorders, stuttering, or speech disorders. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, who organize Better Hearing and Speech Month every year, chose the 2020 theme of Communication at Work. To help you learn more about hearing loss, and make sure you can communicate at …

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The COVID-19 Virus and Hearing Loss

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

The toll of hearing loss has become very apparent with the advent of the COVID-19 Virus. Most of the patients found in the hospital with Covid-19 are over the age of 65. Many also have hearing loss. This makes it more difficult for Patient/Doctor communication. Masks are being worn by everyone making it more difficult for those with hearing loss …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

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

Have you been feeling like you’ve had to ask people to repeat themselves more than you would like recently? Have you found it harder to hear your loved ones over the phone or on a video chat? If this is the case there is a good chance you are dealing with the onset of hearing loss. When hearing loss goes …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

In Family & Friends, Hearing Loss by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test You may feel an urge to act if you think a loved one might have a hearing impairment, and you would be doing the right thing. Hearing loss can lead to all kinds of health conditions if left unchecked. This can be easier said than done, as there are many different …

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Things to Consider when Selecting Hearing Aids

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

With so many options out there, hearing aids have come a long way from the cumbersome hearing aids you’re your parents or grandparents may have worn. There are so many added features to help you hear with ease and sleek, discrete styles to choose from. Of course finding the best hearing aids for you isn’t easy. If you take time …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

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

Every new year is significant, but 2020 feels especially important. Maybe its because it’s the start of a new decade as well as a new year. Whatever the reason, the push for self-improvement is particularly strong among people this year. Whether it’s running, saving for that vacation or just breaking a bad habit, New Year’s resolutions are all about becoming the best …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

In Uncategorized by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Hearing tests are simple and typically last for 1 to 2 hours. It is painless, non-invasive and less daunting that people might think. Although hearing tests can vary slightly between different hearing practices and different professionals can complete different parts of the test, they all have the same four parts: A health history Ear examination Hearing tests A review of your …

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Did You Know Hunters Need Hearing Protection?

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

Most men that come to see me for hearing help, have some noise induced hearing loss. They may have worked in a factory with lots of workplace noise or they have noisy hobbies like woodworking or hunting. Noise induced hearing loss is one type of hearing loss that can be prevented. When asked if they ever shoot guns, and they …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

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

World Alzheimer’s Day is an international campaign to raise awareness and illuminate all too common hurdles and issues faced by people affected by dementia. It’s an opportunity for people and organizations to demonstrate how we can overcome stigmas surrounded Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and help people live better with this condition. Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges …