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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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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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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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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

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

Treating hearing loss is an investment in your health that is worth making! Treatment offers countless benefits that allow people to live active lifestyles that they can fully participate in.  Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions that people live with today. Impacting nearly 1 in 8 people, impaired hearing is pervasive. But it is at the same time, widely undertreated and …

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Hearing Loss Among Millennials & Gen Z

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

A popular myth about hearing loss is that it only impacts older adults. While aging is one cause of hearing loss, there are other causes that impact people across the age spectrum. This includes Millennials and Gen Z who are increasingly grappling with the realities of hearing loss. In fact, 10% of Millennials and 17% of Gen Z already have some degree of hearing loss. …

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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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Is There a Cure for Hearing Loss?

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

Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues affecting people today. Its multifaceted impact is often under-recognized even though it disrupts daily life in various unexpected ways. From watching TV, to talking on the phone, and spending time with others; impaired hearing can take a toll on everyday activities. There are numerous misconceptions about hearing loss which often leads to a delay in …

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Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

In Brain Health, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss Treatment, Hearing Testing, Research by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Head injuries can impact health in a variety of ways including by causing hearing loss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3 million head injuries occur annually. According to the CDC, 1 million of these are traumatic brain injuries, the most severe type of head injury a person can experience. In addition to impacting cognitive functions and mobility, head injuries can …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

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

Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? If so, you probably have a lot of questions. For instance, how do you manage this condition and what else will it affect? Most people understand that complications with diabetes can further heart and kidney issues, but did you know that hearing loss could also affect your hearing and balance? Understanding Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic health condition that …