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February 28, 2023

Celebrate World Hearing Day: Ear and Hearing Care for All!

March is here and for many, this means spring is just around the corner. Along with the new blooms soon to be bursting through the ground, you may find you are getting out and spending more time outdoors.To get the most out of your active lifestyle, we suggest you take this time to make sure your hearing health is addressed.…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 15, 2023

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Did you know that head injuries can cause hearing loss? Hearing loss is a permanent medical condition that reduces the capacity to hear and process speech as well as sound. Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most common health issue that people experience today. Nearly 1 in 5 people have some degree of hearing impairment. Most…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 3, 2023

Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, it’s important to understand what this condition is and how it can be treated. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the tiny hair cells in your inner ear or auditory nerve. It can lead to difficulty hearing soft sounds and understanding speech, as well…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 1, 2022

Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common condition in older adults. In fact, approximately one in three people over the age of 65 years old have some degree of hearing loss. What causes hearing loss? Hearing loss is categorized by its root cause. There are three primary types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, and mixed hearing loss. Hearing…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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November 27, 2022

Can Hearing Loss Affect Your Mood?

Do you have someone in your life who suffers from mental health issues or a mood disorder? These problems can sometimes feel intractable, and mental health services are on the rise in the United States to address the many ways that mood can suffer from our brain chemistry, relationships, and circumstances. Among the many approaches to better mental health, did…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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November 16, 2022

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Any emergency requires preparation. Although it is the nature of an emergency that you don’t know what to expect, there are simple steps you can take to put yourself in a better place of preparedness and awareness. Using all of our senses to communicate is an important strategy. Emergency alert systems tend to use audible warnings to let you know…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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November 3, 2022

The Prevalence of Hearing Loss Among Veterans

According to a new study, tinnitus and hearing loss are disproportionately common among veterans. The study, which was conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, found that nearly one in four veterans suffers from tinnitus, and more than one in five has hearing loss. These numbers are especially alarming when you consider the fact that many veterans are still young…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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October 15, 2022

Is there a Link Between Hearing Loss & Fatigue? 

Social situations and group conversations can be exhausting for anyone – p. Particularly those who are introverted or shy can feel depleted after a social event or party. Those gatherings require a person to engage with many different people in a row, gathering information from each about their expectations, beliefs, and dispositions. That extended process of learning from others’ social…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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October 2, 2022

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

Some factors that cause health problems are out of our control. For instance, our hereditary traits have a strong effect on current and future health. Some basic features of our bodily composition can cause more issues for wellbeing, as well, including height, gender, etc. Beyond these unmodifiable factors, there are some things we can do to affect our health outcomes.…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 27, 2022

A Brief History of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is as old as humanity. Though contemporary circumstances of industrialization and urbanization have exposed us to more noise than ever before, hearing loss is not unique to these realities. On the contrary, some hearing loss is a natural process of aging, and other forms of deafness and hearing loss occur due to natural genetic variation. With this in…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 15, 2022

Over The Counter Hearing Aids

With the recent public announcement regarding over the counter (OTC) hearing aids, many folks have questions, as do we. Hearing aids by mail, through the internet, and in chain stores is nothing new. If you open a national magazine, do an internet search, or walk into a big box store, you will find an abundance of direct-to-consumer hearing aids available.…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 5, 2022

The Impact of Pretending to Hear on Relationships

If you suspect you may have untreated hearing loss, you might have noticed some communication difficulties. For instance, your spouse might have said something, and you missed it completely. You also might have commented and then had a response that seemed to be off track. Perhaps you even received some essential information, only to realize that you didn’t follow much…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “Celebrate World Hearing Day: Ear and Hearing Care for All!”
February 28, 2023

Celebrate World Hearing Day: Ear and Hearing Care for All!

March is here and for many, this means spring is just around the corner. Along with the new blooms soon to be bursting through the ground, you may find you are getting out and spending more time outdoors.To get the most out of your active lifestyle, we suggest you take this time to make sure your hearing health is addressed.…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “Head Injuries & Hearing Loss”
February 15, 2023

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Did you know that head injuries can cause hearing loss? Hearing loss is a permanent medical condition that reduces the capacity to hear and process speech as well as sound. Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most common health issue that people experience today. Nearly 1 in 5 people have some degree of hearing impairment. Most…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 3, 2023

Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, it’s important to understand what this condition is and how it can be treated. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the tiny hair cells in your inner ear or auditory nerve. It can lead to difficulty hearing soft sounds and understanding speech, as well…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss”
December 1, 2022

Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common condition in older adults. In fact, approximately one in three people over the age of 65 years old have some degree of hearing loss. What causes hearing loss? Hearing loss is categorized by its root cause. There are three primary types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, and mixed hearing loss. Hearing…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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November 27, 2022

Can Hearing Loss Affect Your Mood?

Do you have someone in your life who suffers from mental health issues or a mood disorder? These problems can sometimes feel intractable, and mental health services are on the rise in the United States to address the many ways that mood can suffer from our brain chemistry, relationships, and circumstances. Among the many approaches to better mental health, did…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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November 16, 2022

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Any emergency requires preparation. Although it is the nature of an emergency that you don’t know what to expect, there are simple steps you can take to put yourself in a better place of preparedness and awareness. Using all of our senses to communicate is an important strategy. Emergency alert systems tend to use audible warnings to let you know…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “The Prevalence of Hearing Loss Among Veterans”
November 3, 2022

The Prevalence of Hearing Loss Among Veterans

According to a new study, tinnitus and hearing loss are disproportionately common among veterans. The study, which was conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, found that nearly one in four veterans suffers from tinnitus, and more than one in five has hearing loss. These numbers are especially alarming when you consider the fact that many veterans are still young…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “Is there a Link Between Hearing Loss & Fatigue? ”
October 15, 2022

Is there a Link Between Hearing Loss & Fatigue? 

Social situations and group conversations can be exhausting for anyone – p. Particularly those who are introverted or shy can feel depleted after a social event or party. Those gatherings require a person to engage with many different people in a row, gathering information from each about their expectations, beliefs, and dispositions. That extended process of learning from others’ social…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing”
October 2, 2022

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

Some factors that cause health problems are out of our control. For instance, our hereditary traits have a strong effect on current and future health. Some basic features of our bodily composition can cause more issues for wellbeing, as well, including height, gender, etc. Beyond these unmodifiable factors, there are some things we can do to affect our health outcomes.…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “A Brief History of Hearing Loss”
September 27, 2022

A Brief History of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is as old as humanity. Though contemporary circumstances of industrialization and urbanization have exposed us to more noise than ever before, hearing loss is not unique to these realities. On the contrary, some hearing loss is a natural process of aging, and other forms of deafness and hearing loss occur due to natural genetic variation. With this in…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “Over The Counter Hearing Aids”
September 15, 2022

Over The Counter Hearing Aids

With the recent public announcement regarding over the counter (OTC) hearing aids, many folks have questions, as do we. Hearing aids by mail, through the internet, and in chain stores is nothing new. If you open a national magazine, do an internet search, or walk into a big box store, you will find an abundance of direct-to-consumer hearing aids available.…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “The Impact of Pretending to Hear on Relationships”
September 5, 2022

The Impact of Pretending to Hear on Relationships

If you suspect you may have untreated hearing loss, you might have noticed some communication difficulties. For instance, your spouse might have said something, and you missed it completely. You also might have commented and then had a response that seemed to be off track. Perhaps you even received some essential information, only to realize that you didn’t follow much…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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