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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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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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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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Facts & Fiction About Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

There have been tremendous advancements by hearing aid manufacturers incorporating technology into smaller and more powerful models. There has also been cutting edge research done on hearing loss and why and how it occurs. At Evergreen Audiology, we pride ourselves on being a state-of-the-art practice with the patience and compassion to give individual the “personal touch.” Call today for a …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Dr. Chris Lawson

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain condition that impacts areas which control thought, memory, emotion, and language. Globally, two out of three people believe there is little to no understanding of dementia in their countries. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are projected to impact 152 million people world-wide by 2050. Each year there is an international effort to raise world-wide awareness of …

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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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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

In Health by Dr. Chris Lawson

Did you know that hearing loss can have a direct effect on your finances? A study published in 2012 in the journal Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology found that people with hearing loss earn significantly lower wages than those with full hearing capabilities—more than this, the study notes that people with hearing loss are more likely to be unemployed. …

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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 …