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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

In Hearing Health, Hearing Tests by Dr. Chris Lawson

The new year is already here, and for many of us, that means a new list of lofty new years resolutions. Whether you want to work out more, follow a healthier diet, or start planning for that holiday, unfortunately the numbers say you’re not going to succeed in all of your year goals. But you might want to keep this one. …

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Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Technology by Dr. Chris Lawson

Alongside other technical advancements, hearing aids have made huge strides, making hearing technology better than ever before. Although analog hearing aids help many people with hearing loss, the real game-changer was when hearing aids went digital. Hearing aids have three core components: a microphone to capture sound signals, an amplifier to raise the volume and a receiver to deliver the sounds to your …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Signs & Symptoms by Dr. Chris Lawson

Untreated hearing loss can cause relationship problems between spouses and family members. The Hearing Loss Association of America estimates 48 million people in the United States have hearing problems. Communication between couples is a foundation of a healthy relationship. Hearing loss can affect how a couple gets along that leads to problems. One spouse might not understand how the other’s …

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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

In Community, Noise by Dr. Chris Lawson

We are surrounded by noise whether it’s the TV, dishwashing machine, gardeners mowing the lawn, or vehicles passing by. Those things are usually heard at a safe level of sound which will not affect our hearing. However, being subject to excessive noise can cause hearing damage. In this instance, it’s called noise pollution or sound pollution. Therefore, we need to …

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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Chris Lawson

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you heard something or wasn’t sure? Do you find yourself doing this over and over again? Hearing loss affects up to 40 million people a year. The sad thing is that most of us rarely get a check-up. We wait for years to see a hearing doctor, but by that …

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How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

In Family and Relationships by Dr. Chris Lawson

One of the major health problems that are affecting people of different ages is hearing loss. This is because of the environments that we are living in and the types of activities that we do in our daily lives. Today hearing loss is not only a menace to the older adults but also to the young generation that loves football …

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Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

In Communication by Dr. Chris Lawson

When you, or someone you know, experiences hearing loss, it is a health issue that can have negative consequences for everyone. It is a burden that everyone needs to deal with. However, you can help make communication easier and thereby prevent psychological issues that may arise as a consequence of the hearing loss, such as isolation and depression. The following …

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Nutrients that Can Boost Your Hearing Health

In Health by Dr. Chris Lawson

Not being able to hear isn’t something anyone wants to go through. It can be extremely frustrating for people who are suffering from it, as well as the people they love. Research believes that the loss of ear function is also linked with falls, dementia, and walking problems. Losing ear function isn’t a standalone issue. Moderate loss tripled the risk …

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Working with Hearing Loss

In Work by Dr. Chris Lawson

There’s no doubt about it – hearing loss can make life difficult, especially if you’re still an active member of the workforce. You might be tempted to skip meetings, avoid phone calls or prefer everything in email form to avoid situations where you might not hear important information being shared. Approximately 60% of working Americans are affected by hearing loss, …

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How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

In Family and Relationships by Dr. Chris Lawson

According to a study by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), around 48 million Americans are diagnosed with hearing problems. However, only 25% of those who have problems with hearing are using a hearing aid. The remaining 75% are at risk of straining their relationships, especially with their loved ones. When the early signs of hearing problems start to …