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How Hearing Loss May Contribute to Dementia

There are three main theories for how hearing loss may contribute to cognitive decline and dementia. Cognitive Load – Because the brain is constantly coping with degraded sounds because its resources are dedicated to processing those sounds, this impairs its other processes such as memory and thinking. Brain Atrophy – […]

What You Need to Know About Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing aids must operate from a power source.  This power source is the hearing aid battery.  The majority of hearing aids run on disposable batteries.  There are a few hearing aids that operate on a rechargeable battery system.  For the purpose of today’s post, I want to focus on the […]

Pure Tone Testing

I had a patient recently who reported having had a couple of hearing tests completed in the past year and a half and wondered why he would require another hearing evaluation before being fit with hearing amplification.  The answer is for pure tone testing, a test within the past 6-12 […]

Does Hearing Loss Really Matter?

I think like so many things in life, we take for granted what is naturally in place, only realizing how important something is once it isn’t working.  I was asked the question last week by a patient, “Does hearing loss really matter?” It seems like such a simplistic question.  So […]