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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 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 …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

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

The thought of watching the television from the comfort of the sofa may be more attractive to many senior citizens than a stroll with a friend, or a movie night. For many reasons, keeping an active social life can also slip to the lowest of a senior citizen’s list of concerns. There may be mobility or health issues to consider, or …

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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

In Communication by Dr. Chris Lawson

At Evergreen Audiology Clinic, we think everyone deserves to have better hearing. For each individual, their hearing loss is unique and we treat everyone as an individual, like a family member that needs our help. The first step to get help for you, or a loved one, is calling for a hearing evaluation.  Many people look on hearing loss as …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

In Communication, Stigma by Dr. Chris Lawson

Hearing loss of course one’s ability to hear what is happening in the world around them in so many ways. When someone is experiencing hearing loss, conversations can be all but impossible to follow. People with hearing loss may very well be able to hear a given conversation, but that does not mean that they can necessarily understand and follow …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

In Communication, Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

How you talk about your hearing loss can greatly improve your overall communication patterns and help you feel much more integrated into your rich social life. It is sometimes surprising to learn that talking about your hearing loss to friends, loved ones, and co-workers can be quite difficult. Talking about you hearing loss can be even more difficult to discuss …