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Be An Advocate for Hearing Loss

When you first start to experience a hearing loss, it’s easy to see it as something that can only affect your life in a negative way. Yet, as with many changes in life, there is often a way to adjust your perspective, embrace the transition, and enjoy the challenge. All you need is the right attitude, information, and support. Of course, this doesn’t mean that it is easy or instant. It takes a commitment to development and a clear strategy. One way to integrate and accept your hearing loss as part of you, is to become an advocate for hearing [...]

Why Early Detection of Hearing Loss Is So Important For Older Adults

Are you already looking forward to the annual State Fair this fall? Or maybe this year is your ten-yearly high school reunion? There are lots of great events that mark the years going by. But did you know that there is something else you should be doing at least every three years to make sure you can enjoy all of them? The American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association suggests everyone over 50 gets a hearing health check every three years. If you’ve already noticed the signs of hearing loss, then you may need to get checked more often. So why is it so important [...]

Love Finds a Way – Dating, Relationships, And Hearing Loss

There is no challenge so big that it should stop you from finding love. Making connections and finding the people you want to share your life with are essential for creating a beautiful experience. Hearing loss can be tough to deal with and you may need to adapt some of the ways that you communicate, but the results are worth it. The support you need to find that special someone, or maintain the relationship you have, might involve following some of the advice below and seeking professional advice from a reputable source such as Hearing Aid Express. Ongoing relationships You may have [...]

Siri on the ReSound Linx Quattro smart hearing aid a first for AI voice control

Next stop: integrating with Google Assistant. "Hey Siri, stream iTunes through my hearing aid." That's just one of many things you can do with the ReSound Linx Quattro, the first smart hearing aid to use AI to pair with Apple's Siri assistant. Smart hearing aids are part of a burgeoning field of gadgets set to transform the health care industry. For the Linx Quattro, that means drawing people with hearing impairment further into their digital world. The Linx Quattro uses AI to learn your preferences and settings over time, and to proactively make adjustments to various sound profiles. You'll be [...]

Study Finds Magnitude of Age-related Hearing Loss Associated with Increased Depression Risk

A new study found that elderly individuals with age-related hearing loss had more symptoms of depression; the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having depressive symptoms. The findings, announced by the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, are said to suggest that treatment of age-related hearing loss, which is under-recognized and under-treated among all elderly, could be one way to head off late-life depression. The study was published online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. “Most people over age 70 have at least mild hearing loss, yet relatively few are diagnosed, much less treated, for this condition,” said lead author Justin [...]

Hearing Loss and the Holidays

What to look for in loved ones who may be hiding a hearing loss, how to talk to them about it. Prior to diagnosis, those with hearing loss may be a little embarrassed to admit that they are hard of hearing, could be in denial of their loss, or not want to even accept it all. And just like the six stages of grieving, an individual must also go through the six stages of hearing loss. These six stages are: denial, anger, awareness, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. A person must, in a sense, go through all six stages before they [...]

Tinnitus – Cause and Affect

Tinnitus can cause debilitating headaches, confusion, loss of hearing, and stress | By Dr. Samantha Kellermeier, AuD Tinnitus is not something that’s a disease in and of itself but is rather a symptom of some other underlying health condition. Tinnitus is often described as a perceived sound but does not come from the environment. It can occur rarely, intermittently, or constantly, ranges in sound quality, and varies in its degree of disturbance. In other words, it does not always affect everyone the same way. The causes of tinnitus can occur for multiple reasons. Some of the most common causes [...]

Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and the Private Market

The Differences between the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and the Private Market | An interview with Audiologist, Samantha Kellermeier Dr. Samantha Kellermeier, AuD in Georgetown Dr. Samantha Kellermeier, AuD, was previously an Audiology Intern for the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) department. She recently joined the Hearing Aid Express team in Georgetown, Texas. We sat down and asked her a few questions about the noticeable differences between the Veteran's Affairs (VA) and Hearing Aid Express (Private Market) in a recent interview. Have you noticed a difference between your experiences at a Veteran's Affairs and Hearing Aid Express? I would say that [...]