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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, Hearing Loss Treatment, Signs & Symptoms by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Imagine yourself in a conversation without the ability to hear what others have to say. What would you do? For some people, the first instinct is to call out for help, and that impulse makes it possible for many people with hearing loss to pursue assistance as soon as they realize the problem. Yet, other people have different responses to that situation. Some might try …

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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care for Older Adults

In Age-Related Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, News, Research by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Hearing loss is an increasingly common public health concern in the United States and globally. According to the Hearing Health Foundation, 48 million people in America and 477 million people worldwide have hearing loss. Impaired hearing typically happens gradually so it can go unnoticed or be ignored for quite some time. Identifying the symptoms and addressing hearing loss it critical. Detection and treatment can significantly …

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Acupuncture for Hearing Loss & Tinnitus: Does it Really Work?

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

Hearing loss is a gradual phenomenon in most people. There are very rare instances where it has happened overnight, such as in case of head trauma or sudden illness. Most people who experience hearing loss are not aware that they have a loss as the condition slowly becomes more acute over time.  In the mean while the brain compensates for the deficiency in hearing. With …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Personal Safety

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

It’s that time of year again–Better Speech and Hearing Month! May is the perfect month to expand your knowledge of hearing loss, get involved with your Deaf and hard of hearing communities, learn how to better communicate with your hard of hearing loved ones, or take steps towards improving your own hearing.   For the whole month of May, the American-Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) and other organizations …

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Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

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

Once the decision to intervene in hearing loss is made, the next task on the list is to find the perfect fit. Shopping for any big-ticket item is bound to be stressful but hearing aids perhaps especially so just because it’s something you’ll do so infrequently. Many hearing aids, though they can be pricey, are a crucial investment in your overall health and well-being. Most …

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4 Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

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

Did you know that most people wait an average of seven years from the time they first experience changes in their hearing to the time they decide to seek treatment? This estimate, from the Hearing Loss Association of America, gives us insight to the avoidance that we have and the adjustments we can make to accommodate life with hearing loss. The problem, however, is that …