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Keeping Your Ears Clean
Joshua Luekenga October 15, 2018

Keeping Your Ears Clean

We all find it difficult to hear sometimes because of too much earwax. However, the steps we take in order to clean our ears often makes our hearing worse. Using cotton swabs or q-tips to clean out your ears is possibly the worst solution, not to mention quite a dangerous one. You might find it hard to believe, but your ears actually have the ability to keep themselves clean!

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Stopping Dementia in its Tracks
Joshua Luekenga September 17, 2018

Stopping Dementia in its Tracks

Dementia currently affects 47 million people around the globe. By 2050, this rate is supposed to increase to a whopping 131 million people worldwide! With so many people affected by cognitive decline caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s, it would be prudent to learn more about how to prevent it.

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Happiness Decreases due to Untreated Hearing Loss
Joshua Luekenga August 15, 2018

Happiness Decreases due to Untreated Hearing Loss

People often take their hearing problem lightly, laughing it off as nothing serious. But nothing could be further from the truth, since hearing loss is the third most prevalent health condition in America! Recent research shows that hearing loss that goes untreated can have a detrimental effect on your overall satisfaction and happiness.

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Getting Your Hearing Tested Professionally
Joshua Luekenga July 16, 2018

Getting Your Hearing Tested Professionally

Nowadays it is possible to get a hearing test simply with the click of a button, seated in the comfort of your own home. Unfortunately, as convenient as these online hearing evaluations may be, they do little in helping to accurately identify and treat your hearing difficulty. This is why it is important to get your hearing tested by qualified and licensed hearing care experts.

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Traveling in Airplanes with Tinnitus
Joshua Luekenga June 15, 2018

Traveling in Airplanes with Tinnitus

You may have heard that constant ringing sound within your ears even though there is no such auditory stimulus present in your environment. This might mean that you have tinnitus, which can be triggered due to several factors and environmental situations. One of these factors may be traveling via airplanes.

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Taking Care of your Hearing Aids
Joshua Luekenga May 15, 2018

Taking Care of your Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are a wonderful investment when it comes to an effective treatment for hearing loss. Getting your hearing aids is only the easiest part though. It is important to take good care of them so that you can save yourself unnecessary repair costs for your hearing aids in the future.

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Pregnant Women with Hearing Impairment
Joshua Luekenga April 16, 2018

Pregnant Women with Hearing Impairment

Hearing loss is not a problem that affects the elderly. It can affect anyone at any point in their lifetime. It can be an isolating and frustrating condition, especially for those who get it at an earlier age. Hearing impairment can have a detrimental impact on pregnant women who are in need of prenatal care while dealing with a hearing impairment.

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Listening to Nature With Hearing Aids
Joshua Luekenga March 15, 2018

Listening to Nature With Hearing Aids

Nature lovers and even the average person love to hear the chirping songs of the birds. The gentle sound of the rippling stream the rustling leaves as the wind brushes past them, and the pitter patter of raindrops. Each of these sounds is soothing to the ears until the moment you can no longer hear them.

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Testing for Hearing Loss
Joshua Luekenga February 15, 2018

Testing for Hearing Loss

Hearing screenings are a good way to assess hearing loss to determine whether you need to visit an audiologist and can be performed for any age group. Screenings comprise of a pass/fail test, which means that if you fail the screening it indicates that you have some form of hearing loss.

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The Role of an Audiologist
Joshua Luekenga January 15, 2018

The Role of an Audiologist

Audiologists are professionals that specialize in hearing healthcare and are experts at assessing, detecting, and treating hearing loss in adults as well as children. They mostly engage in conducting hearing evaluations but can also be members of teams that perform cochlear implants and other surgical analyses.

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Protecting Your Ears from Hearing Loss
Joshua Luekenga December 15, 2017

Protecting Your Ears from Hearing Loss

People often take their hearing for granted until it is already damaged. Taking preventative measures to protect your hearing can keep your ears healthy and in excellent working condition for a long time.

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Protecting Your Brain from Hearing Loss
Joshua Luekenga October 16, 2017

Protecting Your Brain from Hearing Loss

Recent research indicates that hearing loss has an impact on cognitive abilities. The Columbia University Medical Center conducted a study that tested the cognitive functioning of hearing impaired elderly adults through the use of cognitive tests. The results indicated that elderly adults who use hearing devices have a higher score than those without hearing aids.

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Partying with a Hearing Problem
Joshua Luekenga September 15, 2017

Partying with a Hearing Problem

Hearing loss can often isolate people and make them less sociable. Accepting your hearing problem and finding ways to have fun despite of it is the true way of making the most out of your life. Take some of these following steps to mentally prepare yourself so that you can effectively deal with and enjoy partying with your friends and loved ones.

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Personalized Treatment for Hearing Loss
Joshua Luekenga September 1, 2017

Personalized Treatment for Hearing Loss

Our Audiologist Joshua Luekenga visited Brooke Walker of Studio 5 to share the news regarding the new hearing technology which allows us to provide individualized treatment by remotely adjusting your hearing aids.

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Protect Your Hearing While Shooting
Joshua Luekenga August 15, 2017

Protect Your Hearing While Shooting

People who enjoy firing a couple of rounds at the shooting range will benefit from learning about hearing protection during this activity. Firearms can be extremely loud and detrimental to hearing, ranging from a roaring 140 dB to 175 dB sound levels. Such extreme levels of sound can contribute to the development of hearing loss.

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Flying with Hearing Devices
Joshua Luekenga July 14, 2017

Flying with Hearing Devices

Increased security measures and TSA screenings at airports tend to induce a sense of nervousness in those using hearing aids. The Department of Homeland Security recently announced a ban on laptops as well as tablets on various international flights. However, those wearing hearing aids or cochlear implants can breathe a sigh of relief since their devices will not trigger any alarms during security screening.

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Value Your Hearing through Noise Protection
Joshua Luekenga June 15, 2017

Value Your Hearing through Noise Protection

Hearing is often one of the senses we take for granted until it is too late. To preserve hearing, it is important to appreciate the important threat that noise levels pose to hearing abilities. Although hearing loss can be challenging to rectify, we can always protect our ears from hearing loss due to noise.

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Hearing Again with Hearing Aids
Joshua Luekenga May 15, 2017

Hearing Again with Hearing Aids

Obtaining hearing aids can be an exciting time of your life. While you may be excited to be able to hear once more, the process of regaining your hearing takes a period of adaptation so that your brain can readjust to the sudden increase in sound input.

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Social Withdrawal Resulting from Hearing Loss
Joshua Luekenga April 14, 2017

Social Withdrawal Resulting from Hearing Loss

Time has never slowed down for anyone and as time passes, people continue to age and their personalities continue to evolve. This evolution in personality can often lead to problems if the person has hearing loss.

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Methods of Treatment for Tinnitus
Joshua Luekenga March 15, 2017

Methods of Treatment for Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a hearing condition that affects 50 million Americans, and is more frequently found in the elderly population. Tinnitus can be defined as a ringing sensation within your ears without any external stimuli and is found to occur as a result of prolonged exposure to loud noises.

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Antibiotics Lead to Hearing Loss
Joshua Luekenga February 15, 2017

Antibiotics Lead to Hearing Loss

People often take medicines to help themselves feel better, but at what cost? A particular family of antibiotics known as Aminoglycoside has been known to lead to hearing loss with children being the most likely victims.

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