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Oticon’s OPN Can Help Your Fitness Goals in the New Year

In hearing aids, hearing health, Lifestyle by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Have you made any new year’s resolutions for 2018? Did you include resolutions about your health, like going the gym more, getting active, or eating healthier? If you want to get in shape this year, and make improvements to your health, why not take a look at your hearing health as well! Hearing loss affects far more than your ability to hear in conversations. If you can’t hear, your relationships suffer, you risk developing depression …

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Connecting with Family Members with Hearing Loss This Holiday Season

In Communication, Family and Relationships, hearing aids, hearing loss by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

The holidays are often thought of as bright and cheerful times, but there can also be a sense of profound loneliness during this time, too. Seasonal depression sets in for many as our sunlight hours decrease dramatically. Many people also seem to feel the loss of loved ones more deeply. And some people simply don’t like the pressure that comes along with the holiday season. There’s a deeper reason that people with hearing loss often …

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Best New Hearing Aids of 2017: Oticon OPN, Phonak Audeo B-R, Signia Cellion Primax

In hearing aids, hearing loss, News by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

The way that technology has impacted and upgraded the hearing aid industry over the past few decades doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. In fact, it seems that new capabilities and next generation models appear on the market every day. With such a smorgasbord to choose from, how can you narrow it down to the perfect hearing aid for you? Which trends are worth investing in and which are a flash in the …

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This Holiday Season Give Yourself the Gift of Hearing

In Family and Relationships, hearing aids, hearing loss, Hearing Tests by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Hearing loss affects about 20% of the population in the US, but it is undertreated. In fact, only one in five people who experience hearing loss and could benefit from using hearing aids to treat their hearing loss actually do. For many people, learning to “adapt” to their changing hearing abilities might seem like it’s a good thing to do, but the reality is, pretending to hear is not helpful. Furthermore, for people who do …

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Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

In hearing aids, hearing loss, News by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Hearing loss is a problem that bleeds beyond daily life and can have significant impact on emotional well-being. And it’s particularly important to recognize in light of the huge number of people that experience impaired hearing. Approximately 15% of Americans over the age of 18 report some degree of hearing loss. That means more than 37 million people in our country not only navigate the day to day troubles of a life with hearing loss, …

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Tips for Holidays with Hearing Aids

In Communication, Community, Family and Relationships, hearing aids, hearing loss by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Tips for Holidays with Hearing Aids The holidays are synonymous with friends, family and often, an overabundance of food. Parties and celebration also generally go hand in hand with the holiday season. Whether sitting around a dinner table salivating while someone carves a turkey or heading to your favorite bar to meet some friends, the holidays usually involve quite a few friends, good times and lots of conversations. Hearing loss should not get in the …