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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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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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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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Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Ears 

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Hearing loss is frustrating for those who face it and for their loved ones. Living with untreated hearing loss not only impacts your ability to hear, but is also detrimental to your mental and social well-being. You might find that your untreated hearing loss start to have a bearing on …

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Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Studies have shown that those with severe hearing loss are better at understanding nonverbal communication than their counterparts. This is not surprising, since reading body language and facial expressions are central cues for those hard of hearing, to help them understand what is being said when they struggle with speech …

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Hearing Loss Has Been Linked to Premature Death

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Several recent studies have shown the link between hearing loss among seniors and earlier death. This is especially concerning as close to one third of adults between the ages of 65 and 74 have some sort of hearing loss. Hearing loss in seniors not only impacts their ability to engage …