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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

The sounds around us enrich our experience. Chirping birds on a quiet morning or your favorite song surprising you on the radio can enhance the precious moments of our day. However, sometimes sounds can be so loud or overwhelming that they can detract from the quality of your experience.  This is particularly true if you live in a noisy congested …

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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

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The sense of hearing is critical to how we make sense of our environment and the world. It is a major way we receive and process information which allows us to understand and make meaning of our experience(s). This becomes more difficult to do when hearing is impaired. Hearing loss disrupts the process of collecting and processing sound, drastically impacting …

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How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Hearing loss can be an exhausting experience. If you think about how much you rely on the ability to hear throughout your day, it becomes clear that hearing is critical to how you navigate your professional and personal life. Impaired hearing impacts how much and what you can hear and process. The reduced ability to hear restricts the information you …

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10 Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Hearing loss can make engaging in conversation challenging. Impaired hearing reduces one’s ability to absorb and process speech and sound which strains communication. People often struggle hearing distinct words (or sentences), speech can seem muffled, and conversations can be hard to follow. This can result in frequently needing others to repeat themselves, speak loudly and/or slowly, moving to a quieter …

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Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Did you know that eating a healthy, well-balanced meal is not just good for your overall well-being but can also help sustain your sense of hearing? We tend to overlook one of our most important sensory organs when we think of our health. The following will provide you with insights and information regarding the importance of nutrition in your diet …

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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

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Hearing loss is very common affecting approximately 48 million people in the U.S. and 477 million people worldwide. It is estimated that one third of Americans between ages 65 and 74 and almost half of those over age 75 live with hearing loss. While hearing loss is the third most chronic health condition facing seniors only 20% of people whose …

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Working with Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Dr. Chris Lawson

Hearing impairment is an invisible condition. In the workplace, it imposes many challenges for us to maintain our productivity and communicative abilities. The hurdles one has to face when living with hearing loss are surmountable. With the right approach, effective techniques and technology on our side we can overcome the hurdles. Assess your workspace Make sure that you are located …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Communication, Family and Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, Hearing Tests by Dr. Chris Lawson

The modern world we live in today is a world of constant communication. Now more than ever it is so easy to contact most of your friends, family and coworkers at the touch of a button. The presence of smartphones and Internet virtually everywhere is rapidly changing how we communicate through text, memes, group chats and more. Information is everywhere …

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

In Family and Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, Mental Health by Dr. Chris Lawson

If you are finding yourself asking people to repeat themselves or having trouble following conversations in a noisy environment with many people speaking at once you might not want to admit it but you are probably living with untreated hearing loss.  While no one wants to deal with hearing loss, not treating the condition can have far worse complications. Living …

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

In Communication, Family and Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Dr. Chris Lawson

If you are finding yourself asking people to repeat themselves or having trouble following conversations in a noisy environment with many people speaking at once you might not want to admit it but you are probably living with untreated hearing loss.  While no one wants to deal with hearing loss, not treating the condition can have far worse complications. Living …