Wear Your Aids, Even When You’re Alone!

Did you know that October is Protect Your Hearing Month?  October also includes World Mental Health day.  You’re probably wondering what the correlation is.  It has been shown that hearing loss can increase one’s risk of developing mental illnesses!  This includes depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and dementia.  Studies have shown that hearing loss can even trigger
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Preventing Tinnitus-Caused Anxiety

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There is a long list of symptoms associated with tinnitus. While most occur after the ringing in the ear starts, anticipatory anxiety can occur before. Preventative coping is a simple and effective way to increase your quality of life with tinnitus. Patterns of Vulnerability Coping mechanisms such as sound masking devices and breathing exercises are
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How Hearing Loss Affects Your Loved Ones

Samantha Randels, Bountiful Hearing Center Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love.  We buy flowers and chocolates for our loved ones and book romantic dinners to show our appreciation for them.  But for those with hearing difficulty, a crowded restaurant can be an uncomfortable experience and lead to a frustrating evening for them as
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Start the New Year the Right Way!

New Year, New You! This is the time of year when we make our resolutions and excitedly take another step into the future. Did you know the most common New Year Resolutions in the West and Midwest are related to health? Most people commit to exercising to get in shape, dieting to lose weight, eating
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Benefits of a Companion

Getting your hearing tested every 1 to 2 years is something every audiologist will strongly encourage. Much like scheduling your annual eye exam or maintaining your six-month dental appointment, it is important that you are tracking or maintaining your hearing loss. It is also suggested that when you do come in for your hearing evaluation,
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Neglecting Your Hearing

How often do you see a dentist?  How about your eye doctor?  And of course, we all know we should get a physical once a year.  These appointments are very standard in our day-to-day lives and even if we don’t actually go as often as we should, I would be willing to bet that you’ve
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Trusting an Audiologist

When you are trying to pick out a new dentist or general practitioner the number one thing we expect is that they have had the proper education. While we make exceptions for things like medical residents or supervised trainees, we feel more comfortable with a seasoned doctor, right? When it comes to audiology, that same
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Social Isolation

The Silent, Isolating World of Hearing Loss Sammy Randels, Bountiful Hearing Center Helen Keller is credited with saying “Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.”  While the physical effects of hearing loss are obvious, it is also mentally, emotionally, and socially damaging to you.  Losing your hearing can make you feel that
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Recognizing Hearing Loss in Young Children

Hearing loss affects people of all ages and backgrounds. This includes infants, toddlers and young children. The most common causes of hearing loss in young children are ear infections. While temporary at first, frequent ear infections may result in more permanent hearing loss. Unfortunately, because children do not usually have the awareness and vocabulary to
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Thrive – May 2018

Did you “hear”?  May is Better Hearing Month ! Better Hearing Month was created in 1927 by ASHA (American Speech & Hearing Association).   In 1986 President Ronald Reagan made it official with a formal proclamation.  This annual event is designed to raise awareness of hearing loss problems.  The goal of Better Hearing Month is to
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