Hearing Loss

Conquering Communication Breakdowns At Home Caused By Hearing Loss

June 23, 2022

Home is where you're meant to feel the most comfortable and the most confident in your ability to communicate. So why do communication breakdowns still happen in our own homes?

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What Is A Baseline Hearing Test And Why Do You Need One?

May 18, 2022

A baseline hearing test will determine your level of hearing and allow your audiologist to set up any necessary follow-up hearing tests so they can monitor any changes. Ideally, you should consider having your hearing tested for a baseline hearing level if you’re between 21-50 years of age. 

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How Much Are Hearing Aids and Will Your Insurance Cover Them?

March 24, 2022

The price of hearing aids is a common question and a necessary discussion to have with patients. There are many different factors that determine the cost of hearing aids.

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Hearing Loss and The Holidays: Tips for Hearing Loss at Gatherings and Parties

December 15, 2021

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time, and perhaps even more stressful for people who are hard of hearing. See helpful tips to use as a listener or a speaker to make the holiday season easier on individuals with hearing loss. 

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What is Amptify and How It Can Benefit Your Hearing

July 8, 2021

Hearing aids can restore our access to sounds that we were unable to hear, but there is a crucial part of how we hear that can't be helped with hearing aids.

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Why is Hearing in Noise So Hard?

May 25, 2021

The ability to hear in noise is complex. To hear in noise, we use our brain’s higher areas which are responsible for our processing ability. Hearing in noise is dependent upon a couple factors.

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Am I ‘Losing It?’ - The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

May 5, 2021

We begin experiencing hearing loss in our twenties. For many in our 50-60’s, we are more aware and work harder to be an active participant in conversation, especially in a noisy restaurant. At this point, we most likely have a mild hearing loss.

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How Fast Will My Hearing Loss Progress?

April 21, 2021

If you have a hearing loss you probably have questions about the progression of this loss. In this article, we’re answering some of our own patient’s common questions.

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How Does Hearing Loss Affect Relationships?

February 5, 2021

Living with a person who has hearing loss can be difficult at times for both people. It requires a lot of patience and understanding, but in the end, working together is part of a strong relationship and it takes both parties to make it work.

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Benefits of Lip Reading with Hearing Loss

May 28, 2020

If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, lip reading is an incredibly useful tool to have at your disposal. Lip reading is the art of being able to see, interpret and understand speech sounds.

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Raising the Bar: What is Normal Hearing?

March 30, 2020

Logical thinking says that if your hearing is in this range your ability to understand speech would require little effort in higher areas of the brain. New research is questioning this. 

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Recent Study Shows That Mild Hearing Loss Can Lead To Cognitive Decline

December 17, 2019

Recent research has shown that adults who develop age-related hearing loss also have a higher chance of cognitive decline. 

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4 Tips To Help Enjoy The Holidays With Hearing Loss

November 22, 2019

For those with hearing loss, the holidays can often be a frustrating time filled with social anxiety and isolation. It’s hard to participate in the festivities and be included in conversations if you can’t hear what’s being said. 

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What Is Auditory Deprivation?

August 13, 2019

If you suffer from some type of hearing loss and don’t wear assistive technology, you face a very high risk of “auditory deprivation” as incoming sound signals are not properly reaching or being processed by the brain.

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Are Hearing Loss and Dementia Related?

December 5, 2018

It’s not uncommon for hearing to degrade with age - in fact, gradual hearing loss is a natural part of growing older. However, many of our patients worry that the hearing loss they are experiencing may be an early indicator of dementia or some other type of neurological disease. Are these fears unfounded?

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High Pitch Hearing Test – What it is and why you might need one.

October 19, 2018

It’s very common for adults to lose hearing for high pitches or in the higher frequencies. The process happens slowly over time, making hearing conversation in noise and small details of speech more challenging to understand.‍ But what causes this type of hearing loss?

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Sudden Hearing Loss – What Does it Mean and How is it Treated?

August 2, 2018

As the name suggests, sudden hearing loss can strike suddenly and without warning making it a life-disrupting experience. If you've lost partial or full hearing, do not panic. There are several treatments that could remedy your condition.

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What Is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

July 9, 2018

There are many different types of hearing loss – with each case stemming from its own root causes. But in the United States, sensorineural hearing loss is the most common, accounting for up to 90% of all hearing loss.

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What Causes Hearing Loss?

May 17, 2018

On the surface, it’s a very simple question. But the answer is surprisingly complex since “20/20” hearing involves 4 separate components of the auditory system: the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear, and the brain.

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How Auditory Training Can Retrain Your Brain to "Hear" Better

April 2, 2018

Even mild hearing loss can change your brain. So, what does this mean and how does auditory training help?

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The Hidden Link between Hearing Loss and Memory Loss

March 9, 2018

How do you know if you’re suffering from memory loss, hearing loss, or a combination?

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Sound Therapy for Tinnitus to Reduce Ringing in the Ears

March 8, 2018

Tinnitus is the perception of a sound without an external sound source and is most often described as a high pitched ringing or buzzing.

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Eating Out with Hearing Loss

June 15, 2017

Eating out in Sacramento restaurants can be a challenge for people with hearing loss. Read our tips to enjoying a fine meal with your friends and loved ones.

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Protect Your Hearing During Exercise

April 20, 2017

A healthy lifestyle involves exercise and protecting your hearing during those moments is important. Consider some tips here.

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Exercise and Your Hearing

November 10, 2016

Exercise can have great benefits for your hearing. Learn more about why this is true from this article describing how to take advantage.

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Popcorn and ear plugs?

August 11, 2016

KCRA 3 investigators wanted to find out just how loud movies are in local theaters? They monitored the volume of popular family movies and found that many of the overly loud movies are in fact movies for children.

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Are movies getting too loud?

August 11, 2015

Summer blockbusters are about to hit theaters, but could those movies be harmful to your health — specifically, your hearing?

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