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Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

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

Treatments for hearing loss, like all medical technology, has come a long way in the past 20 years, with state-of-the-art hearing aids, making it easier for you to hear your loved ones and connect to the life you love. However, as we look further back in time it becomes clear just how far we have come. Here are some “cures” …

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Resolve to Test for Hearing Loss for the New Years!

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

You know the drill! The apple is about to drop, champagne glasses clank and auld laud syne is sung by all around! It’s hard to believe that another year is about to end, but after so many years you may feel like a pro. With the new year approaching, it’s a great time to focus on what went well for …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

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

The most well-known cause of hearing loss is presbycusis, also known as age related hearing loss, with hearing loss induced by loud noise at a close second. However, there are many less known and still very dangerous causes of hearing loss. One which is often overlooked are ear infections. Now that flu and cold season are upon us, its time …

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Why It’s Difficult to Hear in Noisy Restaurants

In Hearing Loss, Informative, Tips & Tricks by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

All too often the best restaurants are the most popular and that means noise! It’s the ambient music, the multiple conversations from diners and waiters, the clanging of dishes and pots simmering in the kitchen. The last time you went out to eat in a noisy restaurant, did you have trouble hearing? It’s common for anyone, but for those with …

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Studies on Hearing Loss and Injuries

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

No one wants to fall, but it does happen. When we are young, we can often brush ourselves off, however, for older adults, falls have an increased risk. Weakened bones due to osteoporosis and the likeliness of more comorbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension mean more risk of serious injury. When surgery is required, in senior patients, it …

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Hearing Loss May Cause Reading Problems in Children

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

As parents we are always on the outlook for potential dangers to our children’s health and enrichment. It’s a difficult balance between harm reduction and trying to encourage your child to learn by taking small risks. One aspect that should not be risked is hearing health. It’s important to monitor for exposure to harmful levels of sounds, protecting against ear …

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Tinnitus Affects 1 in 10 Adults in the US

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

Do you ever experience a ringing in your ears that your just can’t seem to shake? It may seem as if it is coming from nowhere, giving you the feeling like you can’t escape it. This is the symptom of tinnitus, a phantom ringing of the ears which has no external source. While benign for many arriving and leaving quickly, …

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How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

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

Hearing loss is most considered a condition which effects older adults; however, it effects one in eight people of all ages in the US. While age related hearing loss often feels inevitable, effecting one in three people over 65 and half of all those 75 and older, there are some lifestyle choices which can lower your risk throughout your life. …