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Talking To Your Loved One About Hearing Loss Treatment

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

Have you noticed that one of your loved ones is struggling to hear and communicate? This realization can be difficult to process, and you might even hope that the issue was due to a noisy environment or other aspect of the situation. If you notice your loved one asking you to repeat yourself or speak up time and again, the …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

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

For some people, hearing loss is undeniable. With so many missed comments, conversations, and sounds, a person may find it obvious that something is amiss in the hearing process. For others, however, hearing loss can be more of a mystery. Particularly when it gradually builds over time, some people don’t notice what they’re missing in the sounding world. Whereas hearing …

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Hearing Loss & Fatigue

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

Have you ever felt especially tired after a long work meeting or conversation with friends? How about after listening to music or a podcast for some time? You have likely experienced listening fatigue before which describes feeling tired after listening to speech or sounds for an extended period of time. It is common to experience listening fatigue which is a …

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Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Health by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Hearing loss is a pervasive health issue that impacts millions of people today. Nearly 1 in 6 people have some degree of hearing loss, a chronic condition that affects over 48 million people. A major cause of hearing loss is exposure to loud noise, something we are all exposed to regularly. Even if you think you are not absorbing loud …

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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated 

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Age-related hearing loss is likely more common than you think. Half of all adults who are 75 and older have disabling hearing loss. Though hearing loss significantly impacts older adults, it often remains untreated. It is estimated that it takes an average of 7 years for people to address hearing loss symptoms from when they first started. Untreated hearing loss …

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The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Hearing loss is a public health epidemic, impacting more people than diabetes and cancer. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people have some degree of impaired hearing, which affects over 48 million people. Hearing loss is a chronic medical condition that is expected to exponentially increase. The World Health Organization estimates that over 1 billion people worldwide are at …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Did you know that people with mild hearing loss can be twice as likely to develop dementia? Dementia encompasses several neurodegenerative medical conditions that reduce cognitive functions – memory, thinking, decision making, behavior, etc. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is expected to increase exponentially, affecting  150 million people by 2050 – …

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Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Did you know that 1 in 6 people in the U.S. have some degree of hearing loss? Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is a pervasive health condition that people commonly experience today. But it still remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Significantly contributing to this is that acknowledging the reality of hearing loss can be difficult. Though recognizing changes to …

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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

In Tinnitus by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Do you have a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears or a sound that just doesn’t go away? Tinnitus affects millions of Americans, and it can even be an early sign of hearing loss. If you’ve been managing tinnitus on your own, here are a few tips that can help. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is a buzzing, ringing, whistling, …

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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

In Hearing Loss by Jennifer Douberly, Au.D.

Hearing loss makes it hard to follow conversations or connect with the world around you. You might turn up the volume on the TV and strain to hear on the phone. While hearing loss may seem like an inconvenience, it’s a lot more than that. Untreated hearing loss is linked to cognitive decline, as well as an increased risk of …