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Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

Hearing loss has far reaching effects on overall health and wellness. One of the most common medical conditions, hearing loss reduces a person’s ability to hear and process sound. This strains communication which impacts daily life: relationships, job performance, engaging in social activities etc.  If left untreated, hearing loss can contribute to the development of a range of conditions including …

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Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

When the fragile hairs of the inner ear become damaged it causes permanent hearing loss. While this type of injury occurs in the ear canal its effects are far reaching, impacting conversation, socialization, mental health, physical health and mobility.  This is because as humans we thrive and feel included through socialization and hearing loss impacts the ease of this. Studies …

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Head Injuries and Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions that people navigate on a daily basis. Impacting over 40 million people in the U.S., hearing loss reduces a person’s ability to hear which impacts all aspects of life. There are several causes that contribute to its development including: aging, existing medical conditions, environmental exposure to loud noise, and genetic …

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How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

The health risks associated with smoking and drinking are widely known: heart disease, kidney disease, lung cancer etc. But did you know that in addition to these medical conditions, smoking and drinking can contribute to the development of hearing loss? More and more studies show that smoking and drinking also has an adverse impact on hearing health. To further understand …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Hearing loss is nearly twice as likely in adults with diabetes compared to adults without diabetes.  According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million people have diabetes in the U.S., amounting to nearly 11% of the population. Additionally, 1.5 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. A chronic health condition, diabetes is a disease that causes increased levels of …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Remember how amazing it was when you first made the leap and invested in your first pair of hearing aids? Perhaps it had been a while since you could hear the sounds of birds and the wind blowing through the trees. Perhaps you found you could participate in conversations that would have previously been a struggle.  When hearing aids are …

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A Brief History of Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Over 5% of the world’s population, or 466 million people, deal with disabling hearing loss, making it hard to maintain jobs and relationships.  While there is still no cure for hearing loss it can be treated rather effectively using hearing aids.  Hearing aids amplify the specific tones, pitches and sounds in which the listener struggles with and sends them directly …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Everyone has problems remembering details every now and then, but as we age, this can progress into more than forgetfulness. If ignored this can easily progress into dementia, which is a category of brain diseases affecting at least two cognitive functions, like memory and judgment.  The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, affecting 3 million people in the …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Do you ever find yourself in conversation and you are having trouble hearing the other person? Perhaps the person’s voice seems too high or low or perhaps it seems they mumble.  While this is always a possibility that the person is hard to understand, have you considered the possibility that it could be you have a developing case of hearing …