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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.

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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 …

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Holidays & Hearing Loss

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

The holiday season is a time of extremes – stress and joy, overwhelming social interactions for some and sadly, a time of isolation for others. For those of us with hearing loss, the holidays can be tough when it comes to communication. Catching up with loved ones in the middle of a busy, festive party can be a challenge. For those of us with loved …

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What are the signs of hearing loss?

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

Did you know that hearing is our fastest sense? The brain takes a quarter of a second to process an image, but with sound, it only takes 0.05 seconds to be processed. Unfortunately, for people with changing hearing abilities, sounds may not appear as clearly as they once did. This may be an indication of hearing loss.