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When is the last time you had your hearing checked?  If you’re like most adults in the United States, the answer is “never”, or maybe “sometime in grade school”, or “when I left the military. . .20 years ago.”   We all go to our primary care doctor for a physical once per year.  We get our eyes checked, and

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At your first appointment, the audiologist reviewed your test results with you and recommended hearing devices.  You agreed, a color was chosen and a fitting appointment was scheduled for the following week. FITTING At the fitting appointment, the audiologist will set the hearing devices to the prescription for your hearing levels using computer software.  She will ask you questions while

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In last month's blog post, we discussed what to expect during your hearing test.  But what happens afterwards?  Is it like an x-ray, MRI or blood work where you have to wait for the results to be sent to your physician? Absolutely not.  All of our hearing test appointments are scheduled to allow time for the testing and review of

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We recommend that any adult who has not had their hearing tested within the past five years be seen for a baseline hearing test.  If a hearing loss is found, the audiologist will likely recommend re-testing in a year or two to monitor your hearing levels. What is involved in a hearing test?  First, you and your audiologist will review

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When you schedule your baseline hearing test, you will notice that there is some new patient information you will be asked to fill out.  The first page is basic demographic information--your name, address, birthday.  We'll ask for the name of your referring physician, and your health insurance information for billing purposes.  At the bottom of the page, we'll ask you

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The end of the year is a busy time full of activities. Family, school, and work obligations can keep you running constantly, without the time to consider other important things – such as whether you have used all of the health care benefits covered by your insurance. Insurance concerns may not be high on your holiday list, but you could be

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Keeping the people you love in the conversation and part of the celebration is one of the most meaningful things you can do this holiday season. Even when surrounded by loved ones, a friend or family member’s difficulty hearing can make them feel cut off. Too often, people with unaddressed hearing loss withdraw socially and experience sadness—even symptoms of depression—during

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October is National Audiology Awareness Month and the American Academy of Audiology, and Hearing Solutions Audiology Center are urging the public to be conscious of hearing health. A recent study by the Lancet commission on dementia, cited nine risk factors for causing dementia and hearing loss was listed as one of the causes.  The report also stated that dementia typically

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You may have heard friends and family members describe their hearing loss in percentages—“I have a 20% hearing loss” or “I have a 50% hearing loss.”  These percentage descriptions originated from formulas used by the military, Veteran’s Administration, and workman’s compensation organizations to describe the amount of disability caused by a certain degree of hearing loss.  If your hearing loss

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Intrigued by all the brain-training products out there to keep your mind sharp and spirits young? You may want to consider something else: A hearing test. That's right. Mounting evidence links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function. What that means is, if you keep brushing off that suspected hearing loss of yours, your cognition may pay.

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