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Occupational Hearing Hazards & Avoiding Them

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Hearing Loss is More Common Than You May Assume Between 40-50 million Americans live with disabling hearing loss, making it more common than diabetes or even cancer. The odds of being born with congenital hearing troubles are very low, less than one out of every 300 births. But 13% of the population 18 years old & older & more than …

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Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Over 48 million people have hearing loss, making it the third most common medical condition people live with today. Impacting nearly 1 in 6 people, hearing loss still remains widely undertreated. Learning more about hearing loss and being able to recognize the signs can help you protect your hearing health.  There are three types of hearing loss: sensorineural, conductive, and …

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Learning About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Did you know that noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss? Regular or even one time exposure to noise can permanently damage the auditory system – the sensory system for hearing. But this type of hearing loss is completely preventable. Practicing a few simple strategies can protect your hearing health and prevent the development of …

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Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test This World Alzheimer’s Month

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Tests by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! Launched in 2012, this international campaign focuses on raising awareness for dementia. Did you know that testing your hearing and treating any symptoms of hearing loss can help prevent cognitive decline?  About Dementia & Alzheimer’s According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 50 million people live with dementia worldwide and there are an estimated 10 …

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Hearing Loss Treatment Supports Your Important Relationships

In Hearing Health by help@getflywheel.com

You may think your hearing loss only affects you, but the truth is it’s unlikely you spend all your time alone. Hearing loss does not occur in a vacuum and those closest to you are affected. Hearing loss affects every interaction you have with others throughout the day your quick stop at the store, quick conversations with friends, and awkward …

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Tips & Tricks for Traveling with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Health by help@getflywheel.com

Traveling is on the rise now that things have opened back up after covid-19. For some of you, it will be your first time traveling since receiving hearing aids, for others it is a welcomed return. No matter how often you’ve traveled with or without hearing aids, it’s always useful to have a checklist to remember all the things you …

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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Left Untreated

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

It’s pretty common to be in denial about ageing. However, it’s important to remember that growing older means your surviving – and isn’t that the goal. Our society is age obsessed and that comes with a collateral of resisting the changes to our body. Along with this often comes the denial of health issues which are more common with age. …

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A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Are you at risk of heart disease? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in all genders, killing nearly 610,000 people every year in the United States. Though Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is most common in those over 50, affecting men more often, earlier than women, it is most …

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All About Digital Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

If you remember the hearing aids that your parents or grandparents used to wear, then you may be surprised to discover just how far hearing aid technology has advanced in the past twenty years. While older hearing aids were digital and prone to feedback and squealing, cutting edge digital technology has revolutionized the way we hear. Leading the way in …

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Understanding Hearing Tests

In Hearing Tests by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

If you have noticed that conversations are becoming more difficult or that there are specific sounds you can no longer hear, the time has come for a hearing test. Getting a full diagnosis of your hearing ability and needs for treatment is an essential step not only to facilitate your communication ability but also to prevent some of the associated …