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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

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

As we know, Alzheimer’s disease, along with other forms of dementia, afflict nearly 50 million people worldwide, leading to cognitive decline, memory loss, and eventual disorientation from the world. Without a cure, many have a sense of hopelessness when it comes to these conditions. This month comes as a challenge to truly celebrate the successes that have been made in …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

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

When you first start wearing hearing aids, sounds may seem loud or strange. Over a week or two, your ears and brain will adjust to your hearing aids, and you’ll be able to hear much better than you did without hearing devices. Adjusting to the Feeling of Hearing Aids Your hearing aids may feel strange during the first few days. …

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What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

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

Now that you have decided to take the step toward seeking hearing assistance, you will find that you have a lot to learn. Fortunately, your hearing health professional is there to guide you through the process. The first step you need to take is to schedule a hearing test. At this appointment you will not only have the examination and …

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Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

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

The very fact you’re thinking of getting a hearing aid means you’re already well on your way toward better hearing.  Hearing aids won’t restore your hearing, but since they make soft sounds easier to hear, they can be incredibly beneficial. Catching these sounds can boost your ability to interact, be they one-on-one or in group settings, feel engaged when you’re …

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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 …