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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

In Uncategorized by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month!? Alzheimer’s is a rapidly growing disease so this month is dedicated to raising awareness, destigmatizing dementia, and letting people know how they can take action. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia which refers to a group of conditions that deteriorate cognitive …

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Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with an Audiologist

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Have you noticed any changes in your hearing? Early warning signs of hearing loss include trouble following conversations and hearing in places with a lot of background noise. When you notice that you’re not hearing as well as you used to, it’s important that you treat your hearing loss with …

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Working with Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is a reality for many of us in the workplace. While any communication issue makes work a little more difficult, with a few tricks up your sleeve you’ll be able to get along just fine. The Americans with Disabilities Act Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you have …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

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The short answer to this question is: most cases of hearing loss are not curable but the condition is highly treatable. To understand this and to know what type of hearing loss can be cured, it is critical to know more about hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most …

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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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This month, the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) is raising awareness of communication disorders by celebrating Better Speech and Hearing Month. They are educating the public about the various communication impairments affecting hearing, speech, language, and voice, as well as providing information about the experts who can help. This …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

In Uncategorized by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Hearing loss and deafness result from sound signals that don’t enter the brain due to a hearing system problem. Based on where the problem lies, there are two main types of hearing loss: Sensorineural hearing lossoccurs from damage to the hair cells within the inner ear or damage to the …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

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Ear infections are very common conditions, particularly among children. These painful infections can occur in a number of ear locations, but the most common form is in the middle ear, otherwise known as otitis media. When bacteria-laden fluid is trapped in this part of the ear, it can inflame and …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Communication, Friends and Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, Research by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

If you experience hearing loss, you should know you are not alone! Not only do more than 48 million other Americans have hearing loss, as well, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), but your loved ones, family members, and friends undoubtedly feel the effects, as well. Although …

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When to Get an Ear Exam

In Hearing Health, Hearing Tests by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

When was the last time you had a hearing exam? Perhaps an online hearing test or even a screening? If it has been too long to remember, the new year could be the perfect time to begin caring for your hearing health in earnest. A hearing exam can be added …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Alzheimer’s disease impacts areas of the brain which control thought, memory, emotion and language. It is the most common form of dementia, a nonreversible decline in mental function, accounting for between 60 and 80% of the diagnosed cases. Globally, two out of three people believe there is little to no …