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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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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 …

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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

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

Whether it’s a lifestyle change or simply a commitment to keep in touch with loved ones better, New Year’s Resolutions can be a great way to motivate you to make a fresh start.  The resolutions that are generally most successful are those that are easiest to keep. If you’re looking for a straightforward resolution that you can repeat year after …

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Communication Disorders are More Common in Kids than You Think

In Communication, Family & Friendships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

All learning is built on the foundation of language. Eye contact, crying, vocalizing, and gesturing are the initial ways children learn to communicate. They pick up on the language of the people around them as they get older. Children then learn about their world through language, which they acquire by talking, playing, and reading; parents and teachers utilize a variety …

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A Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss

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

Hearing loss affects many people in the United States. It is clearly one of the country’s invisible public health concerns. The majority of hearing loss is irreversible. However, some can be avoided. Noise-induced hearing loss, for example, can be reduced by employing healthy hearing strategies such as avoiding dangerously loud places, being aware of excessively loud listening conditions, and wearing …

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Tips for Better Hearing in Noise

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

Hearing loss comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people find that they can’t hear things in the very high-frequency range, while others have trouble with very quiet sounds of all kinds. Many people describe hearing loss in terms of limited communication ability, and one of the most common complaints is the inability to hear when there is background noise. …