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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 …

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Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

In Hearing Tests by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Happy New Year, Happy New Ear! If you haven’t already, add hearing health to that long list of resolutions this year. Ear health and hearing health are equally important as our overall health, so why not make it a priority to be proactive in taking care of our hearing this …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Noise in a work environment is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational injuries suffered in the United States. Approximately 40 million employed people are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day while ten million have already suffered hearing damage from …

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Great Things to Hear this Holiday Season in Panama City

In Friends and Family by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

Ah, the holidays! Fun, festivity, and lots of memory-making events. At Audiology Consultants, we don’t want you to miss a minute of the holiday action – the sights, the smells and, of course, the sounds. We’ve picked out some holiday events for the entire family, with great things to hear, …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

In Haring Aids by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

It’s always a great time to get out and travel – whether you’re on return trip to a favorite destination or headed out on an adventure to somewhere you’ve never been! When it comes to traveling, you don’t have to let hearing loss hold you back. Most travel plans can …

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Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss 

In Haring Aids by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us, one or more big festive dinner or party has likely popped up on your schedule. While gathering with family and friends is one of the best ways to celebrate the season, big gatherings can be hard on people with hearing …

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Tips for Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

In Haring Aids, Tips and Tricks by Dr. Marcus Kolmetz

If you’ve just gotten new hearing aids, the way things sound may surprise you. Hearing aids are the most common, most effective treatment for hearing loss, and if you’re new to them, they will take some getting used to. Fortunately, there are ways to practice listening with your hearing aids …