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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

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

Not only is disabling hearing loss more common than most people likely assume, impacting more than 13% of all U.S. adults over the age of 18, but those who suffer from it are surprisingly reticent to seek help. Studies show that among those who wear a hearing aid they delayed an average of seven years between first suspecting that they may have trouble hearing and …

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Common Hearing Aid Problems & How to Fix Them

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

If you are a current user of hearing aids, you might be familiar with some of the issues that can arise. Just as you might find minor issues with your aids, you might also discover the solution to get them back in order. When we are closely connected with any technology, it might just take a little time and attention to figure out what has …

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Conductive Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues people experience today. Over 48 million people live with some degree of hearing loss which reduces capacity to hear and process sound. People can experience hearing loss in various ways. There are three types of hearing loss: sensorineural, conductive, and mixed. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs in the inner ear and is permanent whereas conductive hearing …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

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

If you’ve been wearing hearing aids for a few years, you may be wondering when you should update your hearing aids. On average, hearing aids should be updated every 3 to 5 years. But there’s no magic number, and the right time is different for everyone. Here are a few things to consider if you’re thinking about updating your hearing aids.  Are your Current Hearing …

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Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

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

Hearing aid technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the century since they were first introduced. The incorporation of rechargeable batteries is one of the most recent advancements in hearing aid technology. It’s been a challenge to master: at first, rechargeable batteries tiny enough to fit in hearing aids lacked sufficient power to sufficiently move the needle. But hearing aids with rechargeable batteries are …

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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 Clinic urge …

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

In Communication, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Each May, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) raises awareness on the issues of hearing loss and communication disorders. This year’s theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” ASHA hopes to shed light on how communication is affected by hearing loss in people of all ages. Hearing loss makes it hard to comprehend speech and could end up undermining the very connections and relationships that define …

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Can Hearing Aids Fight Dementia?

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Mental Health by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

This month’s World Alzheimer’s month seeks to raise awareness and challenge stigmas related to dementia. The 21st September will be the most important day to note as this is World Alzheimer’s day with plenty of events happening worldwide to educate people about this the effects of dementia on loved ones and the families surrounding them, and what we can do to help if our own …

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Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids

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

The newest generation of rechargeable hearing aids means longer battery life and a full day of use with no worries. Coweta Hearing Center can help you navigate through all your options and pick the hearing aids that are best suited for your lifestyle and needs. All-Day Power The newest rechargeable hearing aids provide 24 hours of use time and they look the same as the …

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Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

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

When people first get hearing aids, they are often surprised and uncomfortable with their new devices. This is because hearing aids are a big adjustment, and they take a little time to adapt to. Hearing loss changes many things about the way we hear, and so hearing aids can’t magically restore your hearing to its original state. They can, however, make it much easier to …