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Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Many of us understand the complications of hearing loss as a communication issue. It is true that untreated hearing loss can create strain on relationships, decrease your earnings at work, cause chronic depression and social isolation as well as increase the likeliness of cognitive decline. However, there are physical risks to hearing loss as well that many don’t suspect. For …

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Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Our world has always been full of sound and it only continues to grow louder and louder. If you live in a city, this might seem obvious, as you are constantly exposed to the sounds of street traffic, music coming from windows and construction. Even in the suburbs or country there are sounds we are exposed to which make our …

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Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Most of us in Illinois know how important it is to be prepared for severe winter storms and snow. For instance, the majority of Illinoians would never leave the house in winter without a snow shovel and ice scraper in our car. Now, even though spring is nearly upon us, this doesn’t mean that the threat of emergencies is past. …

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March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Happy World Hearing Day! March 3rd has been designated World Hearing Day 2021 in order to raise awareness about hearing health issues at all stages of life. This past year we’ve really learned the many ways that healthcare is a global issue and this World Hearing Day’s theme is “Hearing Care for All!” a call for access to hearing health …

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Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Many people think that the impact of hearing loss starts and ends in your ears. Unfortunately, this is far from true. Hearing loss is a condition that ripples through your health and wellbeing, and it can take a significant toll on your cognitive wellness and your quality of life. As an example of one of the many ways hearing loss …

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Signs of Pediatric Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Hearing loss is often thought of in regard to adults, but the truth is that hearing issues can occur at any age. In fact, it is especially important to be aware of the signs of hearing loss in infants and young children. Hearing is a critical component in learning and if hearing impairments go undetected and unaddressed, it can harm …

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All About Earwax

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

When it comes to your auditory system, one of the strangest components is the sticky excretion cerumen – which you may know of by the name “earwax”. Cerumen is a natural part of our ears, and while it has a reputation for being gross, it helps protect your ears in several different ways. Let’s take a closer look at this …

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Common Hearing Aid Problems & How to Fix Them

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

When you make the investment in new hearing aids, you are not only investing in your hearing, but your emotional, physical and mental health for years to come. Even so getting used to new hearing aids can take a little bit of time, so it’s important to be patient! Your brain will be dealing with a whole new set of …

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Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Hearing loss is known as an invisible disability, not only affecting listening and communication but impacting relationships, emotional health and quality of life. Hearing loss can often begin slowly so many don’t realize it’s impact, subtly making it harder to understand and follow casual and important conversations, hearing warning signs and getting around. A recent study for Finland went the …