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Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Conductive & Mixed Hearing Loss More than 13% of the U.S. population over the age of 18 is affected by disabling hearing loss. It can impact anyone and though there are a range of reasons, basically all hearing loss falls within three main categories: sensorineural, conductive and mixed. Sensorineural is …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the major causes of hearing loss. 20% of Americans, or over 48 million individuals, suffer hearing loss. While hearing loss might be a common side effect of aging, it can also develop earlier due to trauma, disease, infection, or exposure to loud noises throughout …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

In Haring Aids, Hearing Health by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

When it comes to safe driving, we all want to do what we can to ensure we get where we’re going safely. If you have trouble hearing and wear hearing aids to help you hear better, safe driving involves more than obeying traffic laws and reading road signs. You might …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

The day has finally come when you can use your new hearing aids. Not everyone who gets hearing aids welcomes this shift to high-definition surround sound! When you insert your hearing aids for the first time, it is quite possible that you will become overwhelmed and even have the urge …

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Better Hearing and Speech Month from ASHA

In Hearing Health by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Every May, the American Speech and Hearing Association organizes and celebrates Better Speech and Hearing Month to draw awareness to the widespread impacts of disabling hearing loss and the consequences it poses to every one of the almost 50 million Americans that live with it to some degree. This year …