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Maintaining hearing aids a must

We devote time each spring to doing a deep clean at home, in our cars and in our yards. In the spirit of maintenance and renewal, I’m devoting this month’s column to the importance of maintaining your hearing aids. We recommend you get a professional clean and check every four to six months, and sometimes more often such as if you have...

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Common questions about hearing

World Hearing Day is Sunday, March 3. My practice raises awareness and educates people in our community by attending public events, health fairs and senior centers. To reach more people, I thought I’d use this column to answer some common questions: Why are hearing aids so expensive?Before a device comes to market, it must go through years...

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Helping those with hearing loss

At my practice, becoming connected and making a positive difference in the lives of people who suffer from hearing loss and their families is the mission. A question frequently asked by the loved ones of our patients is how they can best communicate. First, it is important to understand that someone with hearing loss, even with hearing...

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Hearing aid myths vs. reality

It can be sad and frustrating knowing someone is obviously struggling with hearing loss but won’t seek help. Hearing loss affects their physical, social and mental well-being. Here are a few myths we see, along with corresponding reality checks: Myth: I cannot afford hearing aids.Reality: Many insurance plans help to cover hearing aid...

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Testing the invisible sense

My family and I just returned from a wonderful northwestern road trip where we visited the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Grant Teton and eventually Yellowstone. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip, especially for our seven-year-old son. The more than 3,500 miles of mountainous vistas, emerald-green meadows, waterfalls, geysers, hot...

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