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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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Commit to Feeling Your Best This New Year!

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing, Signs & Symptoms by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

This time of year is exciting! What better way to start this New Year and new decade than to center your wellness? Deciding to be proactive about your health can motivate the entire year and significantly improve your life. We know that so many people set personal goals during this time of year. It can be really difficult to stay focused and committed to these …

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Celebrate March 3’s World Hearing Day with a Hearing Test

In Events, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Testing, Holidays, News by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

For many Americans, the early months of the year can be a struggle. Nasty weather compounds the effect of the lack of sunlight while the days are short. This time of year also seems to be a void of holidays! After so many events leading up to the New Year (both by the sun and the lunar calendars), the end of winter can be a …

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Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

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

It’s a new year, a fresh start, and the perfect time to make resolutions. You may not keep all those resolutions, you may slip up a little if you are trying to give up sweets or you vow to go to the gym every day. But for the most part, we try to adhere to the resolutions that concern our health. We get yearly physicals, …

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Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

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

Did you know that on average people wait seven years to get hearing issues checked out by a medical specialist? Beneath this widespread procrastination is the misperception that gradual hearing changes are the same as minor hearing changes. Unfortunately, delaying a hearing exam often means that you lose the most effective time window for treating hearing loss. Hearing loss is most effectively treated when it …

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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 …