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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

One of the most common reasons parents bring their children to the pediatrician is the dreaded ear infection. Most kids will have an ear infection at least once in their lives, and some are more prone to them than others. While they can be painful and even cause hearing loss, the good news is that they are highly treatable and the hearing loss is almost …

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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care for Older Adults

In Age-Related Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, News, Research by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Hearing loss is an increasingly common public health concern in the United States and globally. According to the Hearing Health Foundation, 48 million people in America and 477 million people worldwide have hearing loss. Impaired hearing typically happens gradually so it can go unnoticed or be ignored for quite some time. Identifying the symptoms and addressing hearing loss it critical. Detection and treatment can significantly …

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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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Acupuncture for Hearing Loss & Tinnitus: Does it Really Work?

In Hearing Loss Treatment, Tinnitus by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Hearing loss is a gradual phenomenon in most people. There are very rare instances where it has happened overnight, such as in case of head trauma or sudden illness. Most people who experience hearing loss are not aware that they have a loss as the condition slowly becomes more acute over time.  In the mean while the brain compensates for the deficiency in hearing. With …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease the most common form of dementia? Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain condition that impacts areas which control thought, memory, emotion and language. There are other types of dementia, alcohol-related, some due to Parkinson’s or high blood pressure, but 60 to 80% of dementia is Alzheimer’s related. At Coweta Hearing, we want to recognize that September is World Alzheimer’s …

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Hearing Aids Can Keep You Happy, Healthy and Wealthy

In Family & Relationships, Health, Hearing Aids, Mental Health by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Getting cataract surgery, having a hip replacement, staying on an exercise regime to keep old age aches and pains at bay – these are the things we do to keep ourselves fit our awesome. We also watch our investments, try to keep growing our savings and make sure we allocate for some “me time,” too. As part of that, we at Coweta Hearing Clinic urge …

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Sensitivity to Noise as We Age

In Age-Related Hearing Loss by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Time waits for no one and as time marches on, things naturally change. You may notice you are moving a little slower, taking a little more time to get things done, requiring a little more time to recharge. Your senses change, too. You may need glasses and you may need hearing aids. For many, sounds change as you age. You aren’t imagining things if you …

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How to Prevent Swimmers Ear

In Holidays, Travel by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

The warmer months of summer are finally here and that means spending a lot of time trying to stay cool dipping into pools lakes, rivers and oceans. Swimming is a great way to relax and get a good cardiovascular workout at the same time, but just like with any physical activity, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to ensure you’re safe while enjoying yourself. …

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

In Communication, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Each May, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) raises awareness on the issues of hearing loss and communication disorders. This year’s theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” ASHA hopes to shed light on how communication is affected by hearing loss in people of all ages. Hearing loss makes it hard to comprehend speech and could end up undermining the very connections and relationships that define …

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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

In Hearing Loss, News, Research, Work & Economy by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Hearing loss is not just something that we develop as we get older. Many have developed noise-induced hearing loss due to workplace noise. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 30 million U.S. workers are routinely subject to noise levels damaging enough to cause irreversible hearing loss. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that we see 20,000 workplace-related hearing loss …