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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

In Uncategorized by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

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!

In Uncategorized by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

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

In Uncategorized by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

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 …

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Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

According to numerous studies, researchers have found a connection between depression and hearing loss. Hearing loss has become one of the fastest growing health concerns in the country. There has been a push for public education and information so that we can be better equipped to anticipate our needs and …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association designates May as Better Hearing and Speech Month, and this year’s theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” Of course, at Audiology Consultants, we’d like you support you with your hearing health all year long. This month, we place a special emphasis on how important it is …