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The hustle-bustle of the holiday season is upon us! Stores are playing festive jingles and offering sweet treats at every corner. From decorating our homes to planning parties, our days are busy. Among all this excitement, we must remember to slow down and appreciate time with family and friends. A survey performed in 2020 discovered that 50% of families celebrate

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“He thinks I’m yelling, but I’m not. I’m trying to speak louder so he can hear me. But after raising my voice and repeating myself multiple times, he thinks I’m aggressive and mad. Upset, he asks me why I’m being so short with him. I just want to be heard, but, sometimes, saying nothing would be much easier.” Ahhh, the

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If you experience ringing or buzzing in one or both ears, you may have tinnitus. In my other article, I discuss the different causes and treatment for tinnitus. The purpose of this article is to investigate research that links COVID-19 to tinnitus. Analyzing The Facts In a systematic review of hearing-related symptoms post-coronavirus published by the International Journal of Audiology,

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Communication is an important and powerful tool that either strengthens or harms your relationships with others. When hearing starts to fail, so does your ability to communicate. The following are some tips to help you improve your communication skills despite hearing loss. Maintain Eye Contact When you’re speaking, maintaining eye contact is important. Unfortunately, many partners fall into the habit

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Buzzing lawn mowers, booming sporting event speakers (and yelling fans), rowdy outdoor concerts, and crackling fireworks--these are welcome summer sounds. However, many sounds that we typically hear during the summer can be damaging to our hearing.   NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) results when the nerve fibers in the inner ear (cochlea) are damaged by dangerously loud sounds.

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“I used to worry about my dad. I live out of state and call home weekly. On the phone, Dad didn’t seem like himself. He was aloof and sometimes unresponsive. I used to worry that he wasn’t following me on the phone or participating at family gatherings because of memory loss, dementia, or something else. But surely enough, once he

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It’s hard to believe the novel coronavirus began sweeping the nation almost one year ago. In the blink of an eye the entire world was turned upside down. Shelves went bare in grocery stores, businesses closed, jobs were lost, and social distancing became the “new normal”. Many people were forced to find creative solutions to work from home while also

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One of the most common questions patients ask me during a hearing aid consultation is, “Will wearing hearing aids interfere with my glasses?” I understand. Wearing one extra thing every day is a scary thought. After the rise of COVID-19 in 2020, we were all graced with yet another accessory--the facemask. Fortunately, hearing aids do NOT interfere with wearing your

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This month’s blog is going to be a little different! I have broken down some of the most common statements that individuals with untreated hearing loss report. Often when someone is suffering from untreated hearing loss, they state that they don’t know if the problem is due to hearing loss, their spouses' voices, or their environment Statement 1 Eventually, I

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Since the start of COVID, many patients and families have been saying the same thing: “I cannot understand you with that mask on!” As a licensed audiologist, my response is that masks cover up visual cues (i.e. reading lips or facial expressions) that some people rely on. Not only do masks cover up people’s lips, there is data that indicates

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