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Our blog dedicated to hearing loss awareness and rehabilitative issues in modern hearing care.

Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss isn’t a “one-type-fits-all” problem. Instead, three prominent types of hearing loss can impact someone’s life.

Five Myths About Hearing Loss

In this post, we’ll debunk five of the most common myths. We’ll aim to break the cycle of misinformation surrounding this topic. Let’s dig in, shall we?

What is Hearing Loss?

According to statistics, 16 percent of adults in the United States have hearing loss. Common causes of hearing loss are noise, aging, gradual buildup of earwax, ear infection, and a ruptured eardrum.

Hearing Aids: Important Daily Care and Cleaning

Your hearing aids are a precious investment. They make a massive difference to your life by making it easier to communicate with others and enjoy life. However, if you want to get the most out of your hearing aids and ensure they last long, you must give them proper care.

What Are Real-Ear Measures?

Do you or someone you know have hearing aids in a drawer somewhere because they don’t help? The main goal of hearing aids is to improve hearing as much as possible.

Notable Developments in Hearing Aids You Should Know About

Hearing technology has come a long way. Advancements in computer technologies have paved the way for significant improvements in how hearing aids work. This blog will discuss several notable developments in hearing aids that you should know about.

What is an Audiogram?

An audiogram is a chart that plots the results of your hearing test. Remember the traditional ‘raise your hand when you hear the beep?’ test, well the results are a bit more complicated than just yes or no.

What Does an Audiologist Do?

In Louisiana and all around the United States, hearing loss is one of the most misunderstood medical ailments. A minimum of 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss, but four out of five never seek treatment.

6 Ways to Handle Hearing Loss During the Holidays & How We Can Help

During the holidays, we get to interact and enjoy ourselves with our friends and families. But this period can be overwhelming for people with hearing problems. All the noise and chaos in the living room, bar, or kitchen can be hard to manage, let alone missing out on jokes or not following conversations.

5 Reasons to Reconsider taking an Online Hearing Test

If you’ve been turning the television louder, asking others to repeat themselves, or asking people to face you in order to hear them better, you could be experiencing symptoms of hearing loss. Hearing loss can be frustrating and scary. You may have wondered, “Can I just test my hearing myself at home?”

Dementia Prevention

Many people don’t even “diagnose” hearing loss by midlife. My challenge to you is…have your hearing tested! A hearing test is non-invasive and covered by most insurance companies. Why not rule out hearing loss?

Hearing Loss & Dementia

An article was published earlier this month (July 20), commenting on methods of prevention of dementia. Reportedly, about 1/3 of all dementia cases could be prevented. Wow!

Better Hearing & Speech Month

While May is almost over, it shouldn’t go without mention that this month is Better Hearing & Speech Month! Here are some quick facts about hearing loss and related issues!

Mardi Gras!

With Mardi Gras around the corner, there are some considerations for hearing healthcare. Parades can get loud, and riding the floats is even louder! There are varying levels of loudness that are acceptable without putting someone at risk for hearing damage.

Causes of Hearing Loss

Since I started the blog just two weeks ago, I figured it would be useful to share some basic information about hearing loss. About 36 million people have hearing loss, and approximately 30% of those people wear hearing instruments.

Epiphany

I couldn’t help but think of people with hearing loss during the holidays. Many events are noisy, including family gatherings, and this is where people with hearing loss experience the most trouble: in group settings or noisy places. How many people were participating in family or other social events with hearing loss?

Happy New “Ear”

2017! How did we get here? Time goes by so fast when you’re busy. Reflecting on 2016, it was certainly a year of change. New jobs, a move, a new home, and a new baby. My family has kept busy this year, and so has the practice. We are excited for what is in store for 2017!

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