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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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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

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

Hearing loss occurs when a person is unable to hear as well as they could in the past. Hearing loss often occurs as people get older and is inevitable. However, hearing loss is not unique to older people only. Hearing loss is a condition that is irreversible and unfortunately, there is no cure. Once hearing loss sets in, it is permanent. Hearing loss can be …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Personal Safety

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

It’s that time of year again–Better Speech and Hearing Month! May is the perfect month to expand your knowledge of hearing loss, get involved with your Deaf and hard of hearing communities, learn how to better communicate with your hard of hearing loved ones, or take steps towards improving your own hearing.   For the whole month of May, the American-Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) and other organizations …

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Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

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

Once the decision to intervene in hearing loss is made, the next task on the list is to find the perfect fit. Shopping for any big-ticket item is bound to be stressful but hearing aids perhaps especially so just because it’s something you’ll do so infrequently. Many hearing aids, though they can be pricey, are a crucial investment in your overall health and well-being. Most …

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4 Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

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

Did you know that most people wait an average of seven years from the time they first experience changes in their hearing to the time they decide to seek treatment? This estimate, from the Hearing Loss Association of America, gives us insight to the avoidance that we have and the adjustments we can make to accommodate life with hearing loss. The problem, however, is that …