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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

An ear infection affects the middle ear and may be caused by a virus or bacteria. It is dangerous and causes fluid buildup in internal space of the ear and cause inflammation. The middle ear is a vital part because it has vibrating bones that are responsible for converting sound into sensible signals of the brain. There some situation that increases ear infections such as …

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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 …

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As an Invisible Disability, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

In Brain Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

It’s really easy to ignore hearing loss. No one can see it, you often don’t often pain when experiencing loud sounds and the damage is often slow and gradual. This leaves individuals to continue living the life they always have in the meantime. They go to loud concerts and sit in large crowds of cheering fans. They use machinery like leaf and snow blowers without …

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Celebrate March 3’s World Hearing Day with a Hearing Test

In Events, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Testing, Holidays, News by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

For many Americans, the early months of the year can be a struggle. Nasty weather compounds the effect of the lack of sunlight while the days are short. This time of year also seems to be a void of holidays! After so many events leading up to the New Year (both by the sun and the lunar calendars), the end of winter can be a …

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Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

In Hearing Health, Hearing Testing by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

It’s a new year, a fresh start, and the perfect time to make resolutions. You may not keep all those resolutions, you may slip up a little if you are trying to give up sweets or you vow to go to the gym every day. But for the most part, we try to adhere to the resolutions that concern our health. We get yearly physicals, …