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Connect2Affect: How to truly be a good neighbor

picket-fences

We are just about 1 week away from National Good Neighbor Day! The AARP is framing this year’s holiday as an opportunity to combat isolation among seniors, which is a growing health epidemic. Great! What does that have to do

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Mind your meals, ladies!

Blueberries In A Pitcher, Coffee Cup, & Flower Filled Vase

Mind your meals, ladies!  A recent study from the Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that healthy eating habits may help protect against age-related hearing loss. The healthy-eating women in the study (with over 22 years of analysis) were 30%

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Save Your Ears (& thank me later!)

Noisy Bar

We are seeing more and more people in the food/beverage and entertainment industry with noise-induced hearing loss due to daily exposure to noise at their events. Here are some tips to keep hearing aids at bay. 1. Be smart and

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Thanks for Asking!

Movie Actor

Q: My friend is nagging me because I always have the Netflix captions turned on. The truth is it’s not always clear. But then I got wondering. I am kind of young… is it normal to rely on captions? A:

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“Z” is for Zika (and other viruses that cause hearing loss)

The Zika outbreak last year brought awareness to the sad reality that certain viruses in the expectant mother can cause significant health problems to the unborn child. Many of those “Zika babies” are born with physical deformities or develop other

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T is for Tinnitus

Do you have ringing, buzzing, roaring, whooshing or any other unwanted sounds in the ear? More teenagers than ever are experiencing persistent tinnitus, which is a common sign of damage to the ear and typically affects people over age 50. It

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K is for Kids- Frequently Asked Questions about Hearing in Children

Hearing Care Customized For Kids

Why didn’t my child pass the Newborn Hearing Screening? In order to pass the newborn hearing screening, the outer, middle, and inner portions of your baby’s ear must be unobstructed and functioning. A blockage or problem at any one of

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D is for Dentists

You know that high pitched sound of the hand drill that most of us cringe from? Well, being around that all day can put your dentist at risk for developing a noise-induced hearing loss. Special hearing protection is available in

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B is for Baseline Hearing Test

Knowing the current state of your hearing is an excellent tool for the future. If your hearing is determined to be normal, it gives us a reference to identify possible causes of hearing difficulty occurring later on. Or, if your

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