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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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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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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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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 …

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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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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

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

Lately you may have noticed that your inside jokes with your spouse are missing the mark. Maybe you’ve found yourself repeating the same thing over and over again before your parent responds. You may have noticed that your best friend hasn’t been around to social functions and that when you call, your conversations are short and disjointed.