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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 …

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Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

We know that a good, well-balanced diet directly promotes our health and we are constantly trying to make sure we feed our body the nutrients it needs for our continued well-being. Did you know that your diet can also positively affect your hearing health? It can and should be considered …

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Common Hearing Myths

In Uncategorized by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

When it comes to hearing loss, many things may seem obvious, but the truth is, some of our strongly held beliefs about hearing loss are actually myths. Hearing loss affects one in every five Americans, so it’s important to take the time to decipher what’s true and what’s not when …

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Check Your Hearing on March 3 with World Hearing Day!

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

World Hearing Day is 3/3 At an international hearing conference in 2007, the World Health Organization announced an annual event titled “World Hearing Day”. The event takes place every March 3rd, partly because the date, 3/3 somewhat resembles two ears! This cleverly chosen date exists to help spread awareness about …

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Tips for Better Communication for People with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss, Tips and Tricks by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

TCommunication is the fiber that connects us all. Meaningful conversation is what strengthens and upkeeps our relationships with our significant others, coworkers, families and friends. With hearing loss, conversations can quickly become frustrating, and ineffective. It is important that all of us (especially those of us with hearing loss) find …

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Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Every three seconds someone in the world develops a dementia disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease. Both the increased public awareness of dementia as well as the increased prevalence, has made many of us more cognizant of our own memory and problem-solving abilities. If you have started to notice some changes …