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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

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As we age, the risk of developing hearing loss increases greatly. At the same time, hearing loss in older adults goes untreated in nearly 80% of all cases. While hearing loss isn’t commonly seen as a serious health issue, when left untreated hearing loss can have negative effects that ripple through our mental, social and physical health. Treating hearing loss …

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Hearing‌ ‌Loss‌ ‌&‌ ‌Fatigue‌ ‌

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Do you feel worn out at the end of your day? If you live with untreated hearing loss, there’s a good chance that your hearing challenges are impacting your energy. Many people are surprised to learn that their exhaustion and low energy are linked to hearing loss. That’s because you don’t feel the heavy lifting your hearing does via sore …

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Everyday Activities That Harm Your Hearing

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When you think of ear-splitting noise, you probably picture heavy machinery or construction equipment, but many dangerously loud sounds aren’t on a jobsite. In fact, we may be so accustomed to high levels of noise in our everyday life that we don’t realize we are being exposed to hazardous sounds – noise so loud it could permanently damage your hearing. …

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Communicating With People Who Have Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by UpState Hearing Instruments

“You Are Not Hearing Me!” “Well, You Are Not Speaking Up!” As we all know, communication is a two-way street. Not hearing is hard on everyone so here are a few tips to get you communicating better. Attention, Please! Always start by getting the other person’s attention before you start speaking. This is important for the person with hearing loss …

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Working with Hearing Loss 

In Hearing Loss by UpState Hearing Instruments

At UpState Hearing Instruments, we know firsthand the stress that untreated hearing loss can cause in the work place. Missed opportunities, misunderstandings, getting a meeting time wrong, or not hearing clients over phone are just a few things we hear about from so many of our first-time patients.  Did you know adults with hearing loss are more likely to be unemployed …

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Effective Communication at the Workplace

In Communication by UpState Hearing Instruments

Hearing loss is a common health concern that millions of people experience. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, nearly 1 in 8 people have some degree of hearing loss in one or both ears. The prevalence of hearing loss highlights that many people are navigating this health condition while also working. Working with impaired hearing …

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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

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At UpState Hearing Instruments, we’ve heard it all and believe us, there are too many myths about hearing loss and too few facts. Allow us to dispel a few myths… Myth: I’m Not Old Enough FACT: 40% of those with hearing loss are less than 60 years old! 48 million Americans of all ages experience hearing loss. Children, teenagers and …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by UpState Hearing Instruments

Do you have a friend or family member with hearing loss? If you’ve never experienced hearing loss, it makes it difficult to relate.  People with hearing loss often feel exhausted at the end of a long day from straining to hear or the lack of clarity in the conversations they so desperately want to hear.  Hearing loss has been called …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

In Hearing Loss by UpState Hearing Instruments

When you first realize you have a hearing loss, you may put off telling your loved ones, try to ignore your hearing loss, and hope it won’t impact your life. However, the way you talk about and disclose your hearing loss to family and friends will have a big impact on your quality of life and effect the social and …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

In Hearing Loss by UpState Hearing Instruments

When you have hearing loss, you may feel alone, but around 20% of the American population knows what you’re going through! Hearing loss is more common than you think, and you don’t have to feel alone. Hearing loss, however, can be a very isolating experience, and you and your family will suffer the consequences of your hearing loss. If you …