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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 …

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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 Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

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

When people first get hearing aids, they are often surprised and uncomfortable with their new devices. This is because hearing aids are a big adjustment, and they take a little time to adapt to. Hearing loss changes many things about the way we hear, and so hearing aids can’t magically restore your hearing to its original state. They can, however, make it much easier to …

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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.