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What to Expect During a Hearing Test

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There’s something we say around here about hearing checks: You regularly get your eyes checked. You regularly get your teeth checked. Don’t forget about your ears! Preventative care is so important when it comes to hearing. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to memory loss, decrease in earning power, and social isolation. The sooner your loss can be treated, the sooner …

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Happy President’s Day!

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President’s Day is around the corner, making all of us at UpState Hearing feel inspired and nostalgic. Two particularly inspiring presidents come to mind for living with hearing loss and wearing hearing devices while in office—Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. To celebrate this holiday with you, we thought we’d share some of our favorite things about past American presidents.

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Growing Up with a Hearing Aid User

In Blog by Optimize Worldwide

There are some habits you develop from childhood that you can never break. Every evening I am a parrot of my dad as I dutifully turn off lights in empty rooms. I can still hear his rhetorical call, “Hello? Is anyone in here? No? Then why is the light on?” As I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed that many of my …

The Gift of Listening

In Blog by Optimize Worldwide

Christmas is a holiday bursting with excitement. The enthusiasm is contagious—especially when it’s from the people who come in our office wanting to improve their hearing in time for visiting family. They don’t want to just hear this season, they want to truly listen. Generosity of spirit is a recurring theme for most holidays, but especially in December. It’s a …

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Ken and Julia Visit Spain

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This guest blog post is written by Julia Wood. Once again, the company that says “people first” have outdone themselves during the 2014 OtiCongress with not only a beautiful, first-class trip, but excellent education in their seminars and workshops. Over 300 hearing care professionals and their guests were given the opportunity by Oticon to travel to the beautiful country of …

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What Is Brain Hearing?

In Blog by UpState Hearing Instruments

Most people think our hearing takes place in our ears. But in reality it takes place between the ears, in the hearing part of the brain. The ears are the receptors but the brain does the hearing. That’s where sounds become information and take on meaning. When our hearing is compromised the brain has to work harder to make up …

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BrainHearing Technology Is Here!

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Contact us to learn how to hear smarter with the latest technology! BrainHearing technology: Helps both ears work together Recognizes and preserves natural speech characteristics Separates speech from background noise Coordinates how sound is best understood by your brain

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Welcoming Emma

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The stork has come to visit! And boy, did he bring a good-lookin’ package. Ken’s son Joe and his wife Kate had their first child on a lovely Tuesday afternoon just after the sky cleared up from that rainy relief in our drought. The new parents never checked the gender of their baby during the pregnancy and what his or her …

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The Mind-and-Body Domino Effect

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The more we study human health, the more proof we find that everything is intertwined. The article “Eight ways to save your hearing” by Dr. Oz brings up many examples of this and arms you with the information to keep your body a well-hearing temple. If you ignore one issue with your mind and body, the likelihood of a domino effect …

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Patience and Adaptation

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My family is currently in a waiting game as we anticipate the arrival of my second grandchild, due to come into this world any day now. We are experiencing the usual emotions—nervousness, excitement, eagerness. But this is not something we can rush or manipulate with own desires; our only choice is to wait and develop that much-sought-after virtue, patience. Patience …