Successful Hearing Aid Use, part 2: You Need to Wear Your Hearing Aids

By Robert L. Martin Scientific understanding of aging is changing rapidly. We used to believe that people got weak and forgetful as they aged. We also used to believe that the neurons in the brain could not be replaced if they were damaged. We thought that brain cells could not re-grow and that the synaptic…

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Cardiovascular Disease with a Little Hearing Loss on the Side

Continuing my series on health topics as they relate to hearing loss, we come to Cardiovascular Disease (CV).  Cardiovascular disease includes both Heart Disease and strokes which are the number one and two killers in our society today, accounting for 33.6% of all deaths in the US .This disease is also one of the most…

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The Link Between Your Kidneys and Your Hearing

This blog is modified from a Physician Fax our office sends out monthly.  It was initially written by Jennifer T. Lamfers, AuD (bio below) March was National Kidney Month and March 8th was World Kidney Day.  Why is this important to us?  For years we have  been aware of rare syndromes involving renal disorder and…

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Professional Reports – Obligation or Opportunity?

Many of us in private practice receive referrals from the medical community.  Some of us don’t, but sure wish we did.  When we do receive a direct referral, we all know that professional protocol dictates that we refer the patient back with a full report of our findings and recommendations or, at the very least,…

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