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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 …

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Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

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

If you have a loved one with hearing loss, you know how challenging it can be to communicate. Sometimes all the conditions are right, and yet you struggle to get across a simple message or to convey a basic question. Although there are many reasons for the seemingly random nature of miscommunication among those with hearing loss, one of the simplest reasons is that each …

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Hearing Aids Can Keep You Happy, Healthy and Wealthy

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

Getting cataract surgery, having a hip replacement, staying on an exercise regime to keep old age aches and pains at bay – these are the things we do to keep ourselves fit our awesome. We also watch our investments, try to keep growing our savings and make sure we allocate for some “me time,” too. As part of that, we at Coweta Hearing & Balance …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

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

Lately you may have noticed that your inside jokes with your spouse are missing the mark. Maybe you’ve found yourself repeating the same thing over and over again before your parent responds. You may have noticed that your best friend hasn’t been around to social functions and that when you call, your conversations are short and disjointed. It’s difficult not to take these minor fissures …