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How To Help A Loved One
The 33 million Americans who suffer with hearing loss are loved by someone who wants to help.
Sometimes it’s nice to know that there are happy, satisfied people who are excited to be hearing again.
The truth, if you are hearing impaired, you will benefit from wearing hearing aids, period.
Some things you may want to know but didn’t know who to ask about hearing loss and hearing aids.
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Please download these forms to complete at home. We understand that no one likes paperwork (we don’t like paperwork either). We provide the forms online to make your visit to our office a little less complicated for you. Please don’t forget to bring the forms with you when you come to the office for your visit.
- American Academy of Audiology
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Better Hearing Institute
- Mayo Clinic
Our Company works with industry groups to ensure that its products and services meet or exceed industry standards with respect to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Our Company’s products and services are specifically designed to include features that help our customers comply with HIPAA. Our Company uses a relational database that employs a secure login process requiring a user name and password. Our Company supports role-based access. That is, users are assigned to groups, each with certain access rights, which may include the ability to edit and add data or may limit access to data. When a user adds or modifies data within the database, a record is made that includes which data were changed, the user ID, and the date and time the changes were made. This establishes an audit trail that can be examined by authorized system administrators.
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION you feel hopeless and helpless you’ve lost interest in friends, activities, and things you used to enjoy you feel tired all the time your sleep and appetite has changed you can’t concentrate or find that
HYPERACUSIS DEFINED Hyperacusis is the medical term used to describe abnormal and severe discomfort caused by sounds that are tolerable to listeners with normal hearing. The sounds do not have to be loud but can be sounds that are part of the listener’s everyday environment. SIGNS OF HYPERACUSIS Reduced tolerance to sound Increase sensitivity to sound Tinnitus CAUSES OF HYPERACUSIS There are various suspected causes of Hyperacusis including: Hearing Loss, Noise Injury Head Injury or Whiplash type injury Acoustic Trauma (an ear injury caused by a loud noise or noises) Adverse reaction to medication or surgeries Chronic Ear Infections Autoimmune Disorders Noise
The end of Better Hearing Month (May) is the perfect time to stand up and applaud those who have made the decision to acknowledge and treat a hearing loss. The list below has been provided by the Better Hearing Institute. Founded in 1973, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) conducts research and engages in hearing health education with the goal of helping people with hearing loss benefit from proper treatment. For more information about BHI please click here Are you brushing off
Warmer weather is coming. Warmer weather also brings heat, humidity and air conditioning all of which can wreak havoc on hearing aids. Moisture collects in tubing, corrosion forms on contact points, and ears may produce more wax. MOISTURE/WATER Water is a serious enemy of hearing aids. Moisture can destroy the microphone and the receiver of hearing aids, clog the sound opening or ear mold tubing, and cause corrosion in the hearing aids. Moisture in the hearing aids can cause a static sound or can cause the hearing aids