Categories Hearing Loss

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Improve the Quality of Your Life

Hearing aids can improve the overall quality of your personal relationships. People who can hear what is going on around them are happier! If you are missing out on the joys of life, call me today at 504-738-4557. You are just a phone call away from the hearing help you […]

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The Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

Did you know that by the time most Americans reach their 70s, two-thirds have hearing loss? Although generally hearing loss and dementia are commonly associated with aging, recent studies show that there is a link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive problems including dementia. A Johns Hopkins study by Dr. […]

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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 […]