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Resolve for Healthy Hearing in 2019

In Blog, Expert Information, Hearing Aids by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Still deciding what your New Year’s Resolution will be for 2019? Why not resolve for healthy hearing? The benefits of healthy hearing are truly astonishing. Studies have shown that being able to hear properly can increase physical activity, improve mental sharpness, and increase social activity. In a way, healthy hearing can help you accomplish all of those other New Year’s Resolutions, too! …

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Fall 2018 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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Managing Your Hearing Loss Through the Holidays

In Blog, Expert Information, Hearing Aids by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Festive family traditions, visits with relatives, and of course delicious seasonal treats – for many people, the holidays are the best time of the year! However, for those living with hearing loss, the holiday season can be a time of frustration, anxiety, and social isolation. After all, it is hard to feel included in a conversation if you can’t hear …

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Hearing Aid Batteries: Types, Sizes, Lifespan, and Care

In Blog, Expert Information, Hearing Aids by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing aids have come a long way in recent years. They are becoming more discreet, more powerful, and “smarter.” However, they still require some basic maintenance to keep them operating properly. Hearing aid batteries are an essential and ongoing purchase for hearing aid wearers. Zinc-air button disposable batteries While there are rechargeable hearing aid batteries on the market, most devices …

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Six Common Myths about Tinnitus and the Facts Behind Them

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

Despite the fact that over 50 million Americans are suffering with tinnitus, it is still vastly misunderstood. In fact, many people don’t even know that it exists. Tinnitus is the perception of sound where there is no sound. For many who suffer with tinnitus, it is characterized by a persistent ringing sound, but it can often present as buzzing, hissing, whistling, …

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Meniere’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

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

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 615,000 people in the United States are currently diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, and 45,500 cases are newly diagnosed each year. So, what is Meniere’s disease and why are so many Americans suffering from it? What is Meniere’s Disease? Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that can …

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Avoiding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in the Workplace

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

Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health problems Americans face today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise each year. Unfortunately, many people who have been affected by noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) don’t realize they have a hearing loss until it’s too late. …

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Bluetooth Technology for Hearing Aids

In Blog, Expert Information, Hearing Aids, Informative by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Phones, tablets, computers – in today’s world, we are constantly “plugged in.” Hearing aids of the past often limited the wearer’s access to these personal devices. For example, in order to use a music player while exercising, you would have had to remove your hearing aids to accommodate a pair of earbuds. Today, however, Bluetooth technology for hearing aids has …

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How to Help a Loved One Suffering with Tinnitus

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

At its least, tinnitus is annoying. At its worst, it is a debilitating illness. It can make those suffering feel powerless, stressed, and anxious, and it destroy their quality of life. Of course, when we see a loved one suffering with tinnitus, it’s natural to want to help. It’s hard to watch a loved one suffer. It’s difficult to even comprehend, and …