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How to Keep Your Ears Healthy in Hot Weather

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

As the summer heat intensifies, it’s important to take care of our bodies, including our ears.  They can be susceptible to various issues during hot weather. From swimmer’s ear to allergies, we need to be mindful of maintaining optimal ear health in hot weather. Protect Your Ears from Excessive Moisture Increased humidity and more water-related activities can put your ears at risk of developing swimmer’s …

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Springtime Yard Work and Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Spring is here, and many of us eagerly gear up for warmer weather and take on yard work to spruce up our outdoor spaces. However, we often overlook a critical aspect of our well-being: our hearing health. Did you know there are some potential risks associated with yard work? Your ears may be at risk and you could face hearing loss when tackling your yard …

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Embracing Connectivity: The Evolution of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

In recent years, technological advancements have transformed hearing aids. Now you have a huge range of hearing aids that offer more accessibility, flexibility, and connectivity than ever before. One significant innovation that has revolutionized the field of audiology is Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids. These cutting-edge devices not only enhance sound quality and clarity but also provide seamless integration with a wide range of digital devices. The …

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The Unexpected Advantages of Meditation for Hearing Health

In Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

In the fast-paced world we live in, filled with constant noise and distractions, taking time to pause and meditate has become an invaluable practice for maintaining overall well-being. While you might already know that meditation can help reduce stress and boost mental clarity, did you know that it can also impact your hearing health? The Sound of Silence: A Few Words on Hearing Health Our …

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The Lifespan of Hearing Aids: Understanding Durability and Maintenance

In Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

For those navigating the world with hearing aids, the lifespan of these essential devices is a topic of keen interest. Understanding how long hearing aids typically last and the factors influencing their durability is crucial if you rely on hearing aids. The Typical Lifespan of Hearing Aids The average lifespan of hearing aids ranges from 3 to 7 years. However, this estimate is influenced by …

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Winter Wellness: Protecting Your Hearing Aids in Cold Weather

In Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

As the chill of winter sets in, it brings a unique set of challenges for those with hearing aids. Cold weather can have various effects on electronic devices, and hearing aids are no exception. In this guide, we will explore practical tips to ensure your hearing aids remain in good condition during the winter months, allowing you to navigate the season with confidence. Understanding the …

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Understanding Age-Related Hearing Loss: Navigating Soundscapes of Change

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

ver time, our ability to hear can undergo some significant changes. Many individuals find themselves facing the subtle yet impactful challenge of age-related hearing loss. Let’s dive into the nuances of this common condition, understand its mechanisms, see how it can impact daily life, and go over some proactive steps you can take to embrace better hearing. The Gradual Unraveling: Mechanisms of Age-Related Hearing Loss …

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Recognizing Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

As parents, we eagerly anticipate the moment our child utters their first word and the way their laughter fills our lives with joy. However, for some parents, this journey might take unexpected turns. Hearing loss is a condition that can affect children, and early detection is crucial for providing them with the support they need to thrive. Let’s explore the signs of hearing loss in …

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Tinnitus: Unveiling the Enigma of Ear Ringing

In Tinnitus by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Have you experienced a persistent ear ringing, buzzing, or humming that doesn’t seem to go away? This is tinnitus, and there’s a lot to know. But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with all the essential information, from what causes it to how you can find tinnitus relief.   Understanding Tinnitus So, what exactly is tinnitus? Well, it’s essentially the perception of sound when there’s no …

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Hearing Loss in Teens

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Hearing loss can affect people of all ages, including teenagers. Recent research highlights the growing concern around hearing loss among teens, often due to exposure to loud noise and the use of personal listening devices. If you have a teenager in your life, here’s what you need to know about hearing loss in teens. The Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Teens The stats are a …