An Audiologist’s Guide to Hearing Loss

by Callum McPhillips We have 5 senses vital to everyday life, yet hearing is thought to be one of the most important. In terms of communication, hearing allows us to connect with loved ones, contributing to our happiness and well-being. However, to communicate effectively, our hearing should be accurate and instant. Hearing reduction can gradually…

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How important is it for a doctor to wear a face mask if a patient can’t understand what they are saying?

What’s more important for the patient who has hearing loss, preventing the spread of COVID-19 or being able to communicate effectively with their doctor? Is there another way to have both? Today, most guidelines call for six feet of social distancing, whenever possible. At medical centers and health clinics, the doctors and the patients are…

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Tinnitus – How you can help its sufferers

It is an awful and distressing thing to observe a loved one suffer from tinnitus.  It debilitates the sufferer and ultimately renders the observer powerless. Here we talk about the various ways in which we can support those we love to manage this ‘invisible’ condition.   The truth about tinnitus    The overwhelming truth is…

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hearing loss and dementia link

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

by Stephen Yontz, President of FitHearing, LLC Hearing loss affects over 48 million people in the U.S., according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, and puts them at greater risk for cognitive decline and even dementia. The age group affected by the greatest amount of hearing loss are those between 60-69 years old.  Dr.…

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