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As an Invisible Condition, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

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

Do you struggle to hear in a crowd? Are you finding that you need the television turned up louder than the other people in your family and it’s leading to regular disagreements? If so, you are probably already suspecting and recognizing these instances as common signs of hearing loss. You may have suspected this for a while now and thought …

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All About Assistive Listening Devices

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

Do you have hearing loss? While there is no cure, there are several treatments which help you hear. The most common method for treatment is hearing aids which are programed digitally based upon your hearing exam to amplify just the tones and sounds you struggle with. However, there are moments where assistive listening devices may be the best solution to …

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Tired of Loud Restaurants? This App Can Help.

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

We not only eat to sustain ourselves but to connect to others. Eating is often a social event, sharing food, recipes, and ideas. In fact, research from the University of Oxford shows that when people often share meals together, they are more likely they are to feel happy and satisfied with their lives. When the COVID 19 pandemic temporarily closed …

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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Communication, Hearing Health by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you suffer from hearing loss? It’s important to remember that you aren’t alone. Commonly associated with the elderly, today we understand that hearing loss can affect anyone at any age.  Around one in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears, based on standard hearing …

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A Link Between Gout & Hearing Loss

In Diet, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you ever experience a severe pain in your foot or big toe? This often signifies gout, a common and complex form of arthritis. You wouldn’t think that a condition affecting your feet would affect your hearing as well, however, recent studies have indicated a strong connection between the two conditions. What is Gout? Most typically gout manifests itself as foot …

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Headphones & Hearing Aids

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

Do you suspect you have hearing loss and think you could benefit from hearing aids? Today’s hearing aids offer advancements which far surpass those of the past. While analog hearing aids of the past amplified every sound across the board, today’s digital hearing aids can be programed to amplify only the sounds you struggle with based on your hearing exam. …

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Tinnitus Can Be Alleviated with Meditation

In Research, tinnitus by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you ever find yourself decompressing at the end of a busy day, just to be confronted with an insistent ringing in your ears? This is the sound of tinnitus and aside from distracting it can cause chronic stress anxiety and sleeplessness. When tinnitus won’t quit, it can make it difficult to focus on your daily life, affecting work, relationships, …

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Maintaining an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids

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

Do you remember the hearing aids your grandparents used to wear? If so, you likely think of hearing aids as bulky, cumbersome, and subject to feedback. However, like all technology, hearing aids have come quite a long way in the past 20 years. The old analog technology of hearing aids is now replaced with sleek digital hearing aids which offer …