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Unraveling the Power of Assistive Listening Devices

In Hearing Health, Hearing Technology by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

As we go about our daily lives, we often take for granted our ability to hear the world around us. The sweet chirping of birds, the rustling of leaves, the laughter of a loved one – these sounds enrich our lives in ways that we often overlook. But imagine for a moment what it would be like if these sounds gradually started to fade away. …

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Protecting Your Hearing at Concerts

In Hearing Health, Hearing Protection by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

As a music lover, you likely look forward to attending concerts and events to hear your favorite artists and experience the energy of the crowd. However, did you know that exposure to loud music and noise can damage your hearing? In fact, hearing loss is one of the most prevalent and preventable conditions in the world, with an estimated 1.1 billion young people at risk …

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How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid Accessories for Your Needs

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Technology by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

According to recent statistics, 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over have some trouble hearing, and about 28.8 million could benefit from using hearing aids. If you suspect you have hearing loss, you’re not alone, and you should seek help from a hearing professional as soon as possible. With the right hearing aids and accessories, you can manage your hearing loss and …

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People With Hearing Loss Want You to Remember These Things

In Communication, Hearing Loss by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss affects millions of people around the world. Whether it’s due to genetics, age, or exposure to loud noise, hearing loss can have a significant impact on a person’s life. People with hearing loss often face many challenges, from difficulty communicating with others to social isolation and loneliness. As a hearing professional, I’ve seen firsthand how hearing loss can affect people’s lives. That’s why …

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Overcoming Tinnitus in the Music Industry – Prevention and Relief for Musicians

In Tinnitus by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

If you’ve ever left a concert with a ringing in your ears, you’re not alone. But what if that ringing never stopped? Tinnitus affects roughly 10-15% of the general population, but in some industries, like the music industry, it’s far more prevalent. In fact, between 30-50% of musicians have experienced some degree of tinnitus. In this blog post, we’ll explore the causes of tinnitus in …

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Can Exercise Protect You from Hearing Loss – The Surprising Connection

In Hearing Loss, Hearing loss Prevention by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss can be a frustrating and isolating experience. It can affect your ability to communicate, enjoy music and nature, and feel safe in your environment. It can also increase your risk of cognitive decline, depression, and falls. That’s why it’s important to take care of your hearing health as early as possible, and to consider all the factors that can affect it. One of …

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Treating Hearing Loss Can Support Your Physical Ability & Well-Being

In Hearing Loss Treatment, Overall Health by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

“What was that?”  If this seems to be your tagline the last time you socialized then it may be time to have your hearing tested. All too often, people put off suspected hearing loss- on average, seven to ten years, in fact without understanding the risk. Hearing loss has not only been linked to increased issues in communication but surprisingly an impact on your Physical …

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What Are The Signs of Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss, Signs & Symptoms by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

As we age, we commonly experience changes in our hearing. The change does not happen suddenly, but is more gradual, like the gradual process of graying hair. Nevertheless, it is crucial to pay attention to these initial indications. Research shows that men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss among adults aged 20–69.  Read on for a few common signs and …

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Ensuring that Age-Related Hearing Loss is Treated

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

Imagine missing out on your favorite songs, not being able to fully participate in conversations with loved ones, or struggling to hear the birds chirping outside. Unfortunately, for millions of people, this is their reality due to age-related hearing loss. But there is hope. By seeking treatment, you can regain your ability to hear and fully engage in the world around you. Age-related hearing loss …

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

In Ear Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

March 3rd is World Hearing Day! This international call to action is all about encouraging hearing loss treatment. Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Hearing Day raises awareness about hearing loss. Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions that people live with. In the United States alone, over 48 million people have some degree of impaired hearing. This means that …