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April 6, 2015

Better Hearing Helps Relieve Stress

Interesting article from Better Hearing Institute: How does treating hearing loss help with stress? The intensive listening effort demanded by untreated hearing loss can be extremely stressful. Experts believe that even if you have just a mild hearing loss that is not being treated, cognitive load increases significantly. Research shows that when left unaddressed, hearing… Read more »

May 6, 2014

Down with decibels: Let’s take hearing seriously: Article by: JOHN M. ROSENBERG

Ever-present earbuds. Noisy restaurants as standard fare. Missing out on witty banter. Perhaps people don’t understand what they might one day be missing. As someone with a lifelong hearing deficiency, my day-to-day reality is akin to having an auto-correct in my head jumbling the words of other people, often with humorous effect. Though everyone has… Read more »

March 24, 2014

Hearing Loss Linked to Depression, Especially for Women

Especially for women, hearing loss linked to depression By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:58pm EDT (Reuters Health) – Hearing-impaired adults are more likely to be depressed than those with excellent hearing – and than those who are fully deaf -according to a large U.S. survey. Higher rates of depression were most… Read more »

November 12, 2013

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

The following article was taken from the American Diabetes Association’s web site: Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s most widespread health concerns. Nearly 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Those are large groups of people, and it appears there is… Read more »

September 20, 2013

Heart Disease and Hearing Loss Linked, So Get Your Hearing Checked for World Heart Day

By Better Hearing Institute WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Gen Xers and baby boomers should no longer ignore their hearing loss, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), which is raising awareness of the link between cardiovascular and hearing health in recognition of World Heart Day on September 29th. A growing body of research… Read more »

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May 26, 2016

Musician Hearing Protection and In Ear Monitors

Affinity Hearing is now Sensaphonics Gold Circle Audiology clinic and offers expert advice on hearing conservation for musicians as well as hearing protection and In Ear Monitors

May 6, 2014

May is Better Hearing Month

Spring is here (finally)!  Along with the nice  weather comes a lot of normal activities that can wreak havoc on our hearing.  Lawnmowers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, motorcycles are just a few that come to mind.  All these activities can be very hard on your hearing.  Everyone should wear hearing protection when participating in these things,… Read more »

November 12, 2013

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Studies have shown that people with diabetes have higher incidence of hearing loss than non-diabetics.  This correlation appears to be stronger in people under the age of 60 than those older than 60.  Affinity Hearing encourages everyone who suspects hearing loss to have their hearing checked. Some symptoms of hearing loss: Asking people to repeat… Read more »

September 10, 2013

Tinnitus Part Three: Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus Part Three: Tinnitus Management By Sarah Nordberg, Au. D., Audiologist There are a variety of different treatments for managing tinnitus available. Below I will summarize the key points of some of these protocols; your audiologist can help you decide which would work best for management of your tinnitus. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT): One of… Read more »

September 4, 2013

Tinnitus Part Two: What to expect from your Audiologist or ENT

You have tinnitus. Now what? by Sarah Nordberg, Au.D. 1)      If tinnitus is your only symptom, have your hearing checked by an audiologist. The audiologist may ask you about recent exposure to loud sounds, use of caffeine or alcohol and stress or fatigue—all of which can make perceived tinnitus worse. They may ask you how… Read more »