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Masks and Hearing Aids

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Coronavirus has made big changes in many of our lives, including the introduction of a new accessory: the mask. While this is helpful to prevent the spread of the virus, it can also introduce a new problem for those of us in the hearing aid community. When taking the mask on and off, your behind-the-ear … Continued


Hearing Loss and Sleep

Ear Health

Hearing not only occurs with the ears but also with the brain. Therefore, it is no surprise that hearing loss can impact a lot of aspects of our mental and physical health and vice versa. Recent studies have suggested that there is a relationship between our hearing and quality of sleep! What role does sleep … Continued


Common sounds that could damage your hearing

Hearing Protection

You know a leaf blower can do a number on your hearing or a loud rock concert can make your ears ring for days. But there are all sorts of surprising everyday items that can have an impact on your hearing, and you don’t want to wait until you’re collecting Social Security to take action—Millenials … Continued


Communicating with your doctor during a pandemic

General

Seeking medical care during a pandemic can be stressful, whether you have hearing loss or not. But for those with hearing loss, the difficulties are even further magnified as all hospital staff are required to wear masks when interacting with patients. Additionally, family members who normally help facilitate communication between you and your doctor may … Continued


Could hearing aids help reduce the spread of COVID-19?

General

Respiratory and speech droplets generated by asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 are now thought to be one of the primary ways the virus is spreading. A recent study by the NIH showed that loud speech (85 dB) can emit thousands of oral fluid droplets per second. Additionally, these droplets can remain … Continued


Changing your wax guards

Hearing Aid

When hearing aid users say their hearing aid stopped working, what we find most of the time is that their wax guard needs to be changed. This usually fixes the issue. Our staff changes the wax guard on every hearing aid that comes in for a cleaning or for an appointment with the audiologist. During … Continued


COVD-19 and hearing

Ear Health

COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, can be very serious resulting in hospitalization and, in rare occasions, death. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Currently, there are no FDA-approved drugs to treat or prevent COVID-19. However, several drugs have been used with some anecdotal success in treating the symptoms of this … Continued


Hearing aids may enhance your brain

Ear Health

A recent study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience earlier this year indicates hearing aids may enhance your cognitive (brain) function. As you may have already heard, hearing loss has been linked to an increased risk of decreased cognitive function and dementia. It is important to know that hearing loss does not cause dementia, but research … Continued


Reconnecting Resound hearing aids to an iPhone

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If you’re having difficulty with the connection between your ReSound hearing aids and your iPhone, we can help! Here’s a video by Dr. Lang showing how to reconnect your hearing aids to your iPhone. This may be especially helpful with the recent iOS updates. If you’re still having difficulties, please call our office at (352) … Continued


Communicating with a mask

General

In light of the pandemic, Alachua county is requiring its residents to wear a face mask when entering any place of business. As many as 20% of people with the novel coronavirus have no symptoms at all. Furthermore, someone with the novel coronavirus can be contagious even before showing or developing any symptoms. This means … Continued


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