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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

In Uncategorized by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Wearing hearing aids can transform your daily life and health. Communication is part of the foundation that shapes our lives. It is critical for developing and sustaining relationships, engaging in social activities, work, and navigating life independently and comfortably. Hearing loss, one of the most common medical conditions that people experience today, strains communication which creates various challenges that take …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

In Uncategorized by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Did you know that healthy hearing is deeply connected to cognitive wellness? It is one of many ways that your hearing is connected to your overall health. The connection between hearing health and cognitive health is also an important consideration when considering when to treat hearing loss. Early treatment is key to minimizing the overall health impact hearing loss has …

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Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

In Uncategorized by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

When you are considering the best treatment options for your hearing loss, it is important to understand how your hearing works and to best support its natural functioning. One question we often hear is whether using one hearing aid would offer similar benefits to a pair of hearing aids. While a single hearing aid can offer some sound enhancement, unfortunately, …

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Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

In Uncategorized by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

May is here, and after a year unlike any other, Better Hearing and Speech Month has also arrived. This year, we’re excited to talk about the awareness theme from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): “Building Connections”.  After all, our ability to feel connected to others is intimately connected to our hearing. When hearing becomes difficult, it can contribute to other …

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Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

In Blog by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

By far the most common cause of permanent hearing loss is based on our exposure to dangerously loud noise. Noise-related hearing loss can occur at any time in our life and its effects compound as we age. When we protect our hearing from very loud noises, we are also preventing hearing loss.  How Does Loud Noise Damage Hearing? Your hearing …

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A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Nobody goes to the gym to tone their ears, but new research is showing that regular exercise can, in fact, strengthen our defenses against hearing loss! Physical exercise has numerous, well-documented benefits for overall health including reducing cardiovascular disease risk and better balance and coordination, as well as better endurance, and improving sleep and mood. Your ears may seem distant …

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Myths about Hearing Loss

In Blog by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is incredibly common, and yet, misinformation about the condition abounds. From recognizing when hearing loss is occurring to understanding how hearing aids work, it pays to know the facts about hearing loss. Myth #1: Hearing loss is silent Truth: Many people are startled to learn that significant hearing loss isn’t silent. Instead, most people with hearing loss can …

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New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

In Uncategorized by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

If you have tinnitus, you are well aware of how painful it can be. The annoying ringing, humming, or whistling sound won’t go away, and it’s challenging to deal with these noises. You’re not alone in your search for silence. According to a new survey, tinnitus is becoming more popular, with one in ten Americans suffering from it. What is …

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Spring 2021 Newsletter

In Newsletter by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Hear from the experts! One of Whisper Hearing Centers main goals is to raise awareness about hearing issues within the local community. As part of this, WHC is excited to share some news about the Hear the World Foundation, which raises international public awareness about the importance of hearing and the consequences of hearing loss, as well as providing support …

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Reduce the Risk of Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Every 11 seconds, an adult in the United States visits the emergency room due to a fall injury, making accidental falls one of the most common causes of bodily injury. Our bodies become more vulnerable to falls as we age, and an unintentional fall can result in permanent injuries and lengthy recovery times. Understanding what factors contribute to falls is …