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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, …

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Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Coweta County

In Community, Events, News, Tips & Tricks by Nikki DeGeorge Weaver, Au.D.

We love the hustle and bustle of the holidays. There’s holiday baking, holiday giving – such wonderful sights and sounds. At Coweta Hearing Clinic, we are committed to helping you stay connected to the sounds of the holidays – and the sounds that enrich your life. Take advantage of all the holidays have to offer! Here are some of our favorite seasonal offerings in Coweta …

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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 …