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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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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, …

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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

November is National Alzheimer’s Month, and with it comes a ton of important information about how Alzheimer’s disease affects individual people, families, and the communities they are enmeshed with.  At Coweta Hearing Clinic, we are committed to hearing health – which plays a big part in your cognitive abilities, according to a series of important studies. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s is the most common type …

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Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

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

Did you know that on average people wait seven years to get hearing issues checked out by a medical specialist? Beneath this widespread procrastination is the misperception that gradual hearing changes are the same as minor hearing changes. Unfortunately, delaying a hearing exam often means that you lose the most effective time window for treating hearing loss. Hearing loss is most effectively treated when it …

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Can Hearing Aids Fight Dementia?

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Mental Health by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

This month’s World Alzheimer’s month seeks to raise awareness and challenge stigmas related to dementia. The 21st September will be the most important day to note as this is World Alzheimer’s day with plenty of events happening worldwide to educate people about this the effects of dementia on loved ones and the families surrounding them, and what we can do to help if our own …

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Millennials and Hearing Loss

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

What do fancy coffee, mustaches, technology and hearing loss all have in common? Surprisingly enough, they are all related to millennials. Millennials are our youngest generation; however, they are developing hearing loss at alarming rates. How is this possible when the oldest millennials are only in their mid-thirties? Despite popular belief, hearing loss is not an issue isolated to older people. One of the most …

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Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids

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

The newest generation of rechargeable hearing aids means longer battery life and a full day of use with no worries. Coweta Hearing Center can help you navigate through all your options and pick the hearing aids that are best suited for your lifestyle and needs. All-Day Power The newest rechargeable hearing aids provide 24 hours of use time and they look the same as the …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks, Travel by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

Traveling is supposed to be fun, but it can be stressful if a hearing loss is in the picture. Navigating daily life on familiar turf can be a trip in and of itself. What’s worse, hearing aids mixed with travel can make an uncomfortable sauce. All those good daily habits you’ve worked so hard to establish go right out the window. Changing up your daily …