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Taking Control of Your Hearing Journey

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

In life, our ability to hear plays a vital role in connecting us to the world around us. For those on the journey of enhancing their hearing through hearing aids, empowerment becomes a guiding principle. Taking control of your hearing journey involves not just wearing hearing aids but actively shaping and navigating the symphony of sounds that define your daily …

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Protecting Your Hearing on Game Day

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

Heading to a big game? It’s a thrilling experience filled with excitement. However, amidst the thrill, the excessive noise levels can pose a challenge to your ears. This guide is designed to equip you with essential tips to safeguard your hearing while immersed in the exhilarating buzz of game day. Understanding the Risks  Games are notorious for their loudness! The …

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Advancements in Hearing Loss Technologies

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

Millions worldwide grapple with hearing loss, hindering their daily activities and communication. For years, health experts have primarily recommended hearing aids. However, recent technological strides have broadened the landscape, introducing innovative alternatives to aid those with hearing impairments. Let’s explore these emerging technologies, their transformative impacts, and how they benefit individuals coping with hearing challenges. Cochlear Implants Revolutionary in addressing …

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Unlocking a World of Sound: Your Comprehensive Guide to the Latest Hearing Aid Advancements

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

Hearing loss is a pervasive issue that affects millions of individuals worldwide, compromising their quality of life. As hearing health professionals, we are excited to introduce you to the latest advancements in hearing loss prevention, diagnosis, and management, along with the groundbreaking developments in hearing aid technology. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the importance of early detection, recent …

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Overcoming Excuses: Embracing Hearing Aids for a Better Tomorrow

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

As an audiologist, I am committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from seeking help for their hearing loss. Despite the remarkable advancements in hearing loss prevention, diagnosis, and management, many individuals still hesitate to embrace hearing aids. In this article, we will explore common excuses people make for not wearing hearing aids and emphasize the importance of …

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Hearing Aids Prevent Falls and Accidents

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

The Center for Disease Control reports that the leading cause of injury-related death for everyone aged 65 years old and older is accidental falls. Every year nearly 700,000 U.S. seniors die from accidental falls. Most of us probably think of cancer and heart disease when we think of the elderly and the health issues that they face. And when we …

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Your Options for Hearing Aid Features

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

Imagine This For a conceptual model of exactly how common hearing loss actually is, picture an average size wedding party. The average size of a wedding party is 100 people. Now how many of these people do you suspect suffer from some detectable degree of hearing loss?  Would you guess it is one person at the wedding? Maybe you suspect …

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When Should Hearing Aids Be Updated?

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

Do Not Delay If You Suspect You Could Benefit From a Hearing Aid Let’s begin here with some confounding statistics to put this all into appropriate context. Less than three out of every 1,000 births in the United States involve some form of congenital hearing loss. But around 13% of the population lives with a detectable degree of hearing loss. …

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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

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

If you are the proud owner of a new pair of hearing aids, congratulations! Your future self will thank you for making this investment in your wellbeing. Hearing aids help millions of Americans communicate better and improve their quality of life, so you are making a healthy step toward betterment, indeed. Although our hearing health professionals are here to guide …

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Why Bilateral Hearing Loss Should be Treated with Two Hearing Aids

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

Many aspects of the body rely on symmetrical functioning. Take the legs, for example. Walking becomes difficult when one leg has less ability than the other, any many people require assistive devices such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair when a knee or hip problem comes up. Other parts of the body work similarly. Your hearing uses the symmetry between …