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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

In Communication by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Difficulties with communication could signify that you have hearing loss. If this hearing loss is left untreated, a series of health complications may occur. At the same time, hearing loss can be frustrating to those who are close to you. Not learning how to communicate more efficiently can lead to difficulty in maintaining these relationships as well as forming new …

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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

In Noise by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

In our day to day lives, we all encounter noise. Whether we live in a high-traffic area or a small town, there is absolutely no way around it. The buzzing of cars, jets, other people, barking dogs is all around us. Even if you live in a fairly quiet, rural area you will still eventually hear some form of noise …

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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

The idea of inserting an electronic into your ear to hear the birds chirp or to drive accurately is a scary thought for many people, despite their age bracket. In fact, because of this reason, thousands of people dismiss warning signs and potential earshot hazards because of the mechanisms that are used to help someone hear. Losing one’s hearing is …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Hearing loss has become increasingly more prevalent over the past few years, although the number of people getting it treated hasn’t gone up as much as may have been believed. This is primarily because many people may delay treatment until it becomes quite a serious issue. As a result, more and more people are developing complex issues from their untreated …

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Q&A About Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

There is a lot of misinformation out there about hearing loss. Many people, for one reason or another, put off getting hearing evaluations and treatment even when they realize they have hearing issues. At Ear-Tronics, we listen to your needs and act accordingly to give you the best treatment. We discuss your hearing aids, what your expectations are and we …

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Improving Communication with Your Family

In Communication by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Living with a family member with hearing loss can be a challenging and frustrating experience. Hearing loss and hearing issues impact the entire family and family dynamic. The best remedy is, of course, getting a hearing evaluation and hearing aids at Ear-Tronics. Sometimes, that’s a goal that takes some coaxing. You can offer to go with and stay with the …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain condition that impacts areas which control thought, memory, emotion and language. Globally, two out of three people believe there is little to no understanding of dementia in their countries. Alzheimer’s and dementia are projected to impact 152 million people world-wide by 2050. Each year in September, there is an international effort to raise world-wide awareness …

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Technology by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

What a challenge it is to sustain three important elements in our lives; our health, wealth and happiness. We seek connection in our lives through our relationships and our shared experiences. Many of us create wealth to invest in our education, home, and health. What we define as happiness rest largely upon our perceptions and value systems but the foundation …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

In Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Breaking bad habits is hard to do! We tend to shy away from situations that cause ourselves or others discomfort. We create techniques to save us from embarrassment such as forgetting someone’s name immediately after being introduced. We pretend to like a person in our social circles to keep the peace, show good manners and be civil-minded. Everyone finds ways …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Hearing impairment is one of the top three public health concerns in the US aside from cancer and diabetes. It is beginning to affect younger demographics due to noise pollution, personal practices, work, and home environments amongst a host of other factors. Hearing loss can exhibit itself in many ways. Unfortunately, we have a tendency to overlook the symptoms and …