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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss 

Have you recently noticed changes or issues with your hearing? The idea of living with hearing loss certainly isn’t fun, but confronting hearing issues when they arise is a key component to limiting the impact hearing loss can make on your life. In America, the mindset often presides that hearing loss isn’t a big deal and that the first indications of hearing loss can be …

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

How would you gauge your quality of life? For many of us our health, personal relationships with friends and family, a steady job to keep us comfortable and safe would be some of the first things to come to mind.  Our health determines much of how active and engaged we can be in our personal and professional lives. We need to know how important our …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Myths about hearing loss are prevalent and need to be debunked. Hearing loss has become the fastest growing health concern in the US. When we think of our hearing, we don’t seem to incorporate it into our overall health program as one would when it comes to the health of our heart or eyesight or blood pressure.  In order to encourage you to invest in …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is the month designated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to promote the attention to the continual nurturing, protection and sustenance of our hearing from birth to our later years. Better Hearing and Speech Month is honored with a theme every year, and this May 2019, the theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” The main goal of Better Hearing and Speech Month is to …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Did you know that hearing loss is one of the fastest growing public health issues in America? There are many reasons as to why we are not as well informed about the how and why of hearing loss. Much of it is due to negative stereotypes, lack of visibility, and the need for more public education. One of the things that do affect us all …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

The latest figures by the World Health Organization suggest that nearly 50 million Americans currently suffer from hearing loss, making it the third most common health condition in the United States after heart disease and arthritis. According to The Hearing Health Foundation, there are more Americans living with hearing loss than those living with Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and Diabetes combined. But amazingly, only around 20% …

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Celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3 by Checking Your Hearing!

World Hearing Day is soon approaching on March 3rd. The World Health Organization (WHO) first introduced World Hearing day back in 2007 as a global campaign on ear and hearing care that calls for action to address hearing loss. Each year the campaign has a different theme and 2019’s theme is Check You Hearing. This year WHO will draw attention to the importance of early …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

If we were to tell you that close to 50 million people in the U.S. face hearing loss, would you believe us? According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, the number of those facing hearing loss in the United States is in fact 48 million. Hearing loss is so prevalent that the number of people experiencing it is more than those with Parkinson’s, epilepsy, …

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How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid

At Ascent Audiology and Hearing, we provide a full range of hearing healthcare services. We regularly consult with our clients on how to choose the right hearing aid. With many options to choose from, here are points to consider. Understand Your Listening & Lifestyle Needs The first thing to examine is your lifestyle. How do you spend much of your time? Whether you find yourself …