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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?

Like any technological device, hearing aids have a limited lifespan. On average, hearing aids last anywhere from three to seven years. How long they last depends on the device, how they were taken care of, and normal wear and tear.

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month May 1 – Fact 1 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), disabling hearing loss affects 466 million people worldwide. The American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationNebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Read More May 2 – Fact 2 According to the Veteran Affairs research, Hearing Loss is the leading war injury current war veterans face. Read More  May …

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Health Benefits

Health Benefits Hearing Balance Brain Without Treatment With Treatment Mental Health Individuals who reported having untreated hearing loss of a moderate or worse degree are more likely to use mental health services for psychosocial disorders such as depression.1 Dementia Risk The risk of dementia is present with ALL severities of hearing loss! It doubles with mild hearing …

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Prevalence of Dizziness and Imbalance

The Prevalence of Dizziness and Imbalance in those 65+is approximately 20% – 30%. As the population ages, we have a growing number of patients who commonly report feelings of unsteadiness, lightheadedness or true vertigo. These symptoms often lead to falls which can cause injury, hospitalization or disability. As the causes for these symptoms are multi-factorial, …

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Better Brains

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month You can take care of yourself by taking care of your brain. It’s what makes you, YOU! Our brains are like any other muscle in our body; they need frequent exercise. The exciting news is that brain exercises come in a variety of forms. These include art, music, …

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Dizziness and Vertigo Post COVID-19

Some coronavirus patients have reported prolonged illnesses and atypical symptoms, dubbed “COVID long-haulers.” These complications include heart damage, lung damage, neurological disorders as well as dizziness. In a survey of nearly 640 long-haulers, about one-third experienced earaches and two-thirds had dizziness and vertigo (Assaf et al, 2020). To date, there seems to be “no predictable pattern” as to …

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Over-the-counter Hearing Aid Legislation

Questions about the new OTC (over-the-counter) legislation? OTC Hearing Devices Prescription Hearing Aids Fit by: Self Fit by: Licensed Audiologist Price: Average $1,000 to $2,000 Price: Average $1,000 to $7,000 Age: 19+ Age: Any Hearing loss determined by PERCEPTION only Hearing loss confirmed through comprehensive assessment Selection: Self Selection: Audiologist recommendations based on assessments and …

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