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Hearing Loss
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Hearing Loss And The
Benefits Of Early Detection

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Why recognition
is important

Hearing loss can be hard to diagnose and difficult to accept, but there are many benefits to recognizing the need for help early on.

1

Staying Connected

Don't let difficulty hearing create a barrier between you and your friends and family.

2

Staying Sharp

Studies support evidence that those with hearing loss are twice as likely to develop dementia.

3

Staying Involved

Hearing device technology is the best it's ever been, and we make using your devices easy.

Prevent
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Hearing Loss
& Dementia

When hearing devices are prescribed at the onset of hearing loss, cognitive decline is postponed. Studies have shown people wearing hearing devices improve their perception, discernment, awareness, comprehension, learning and understanding.

A 2017 article by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention Intervention & Care estimated up to 35% of dementia could be prevented due to modifiable risk factors, the biggest being hearing loss.

That same article showed that those with moderate to severe hearing impairment had a 29-57% greater risk of cognitive impairment than those with a normal hearing capacity.

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Earwax Compaction
& Removal

Earwax is a natural function of the human body intended to clean and protect the ear. Without its moisturizing benefits, our ears would often be dry and itchy. However, too much can also be a problem.

The Role of Earwax

Earwax typically comes out on its own as our ears are self-cleaning. Earwax is produced by the ear to clean and protect itself. It's secreted by glands in the skin that line the other half of your ear canals. The wax and tiny hairs in these passages trap dust and other foreign particles that could damage deeper structures, such as your eardrum. Through general movements like chewing and talking, most people never need to clean their ears on their own. When people attempt to clean their ears with a cotton swab or bobby pin, it can push back any earwax towards the eardrum, thus causing a buildup inside the ear canal. 

Hazards Of Too Much

While people with too little earwax are likely to experience itchy ears that are more prone to infection, an ear canal blocked up with earwax can cause earaches, mild hearing loss, a sensation of fullness in the ear, tinnitus, infections and other problems. If this buildup goes untreated, it can cause difficulty hearing, pain in the ear, ringing in the ear or a feeling of your ear being stuffed. 

What Can Be Done?

Visit our office and let us take a peak into your ears. It's one of the first things we check for and one of the easiest hearing issues to treat. After removing any blockage, your hearing could return to a normal state without any further treatments. We also have a device that allows us to show you what is going on in your ear and can take a videoscopy of your ear canals. 

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Latest Technology

We are not a dealer for any specific manufacturer or hearing device. This gives us the freedom to choose products we feel are on the cutting edge. Almost all hearing devices are now rechargeable, so there is no need to change batteries. You will have the opportunity to test out many different products, including new devices from these suppliers.

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Schedule A Consultation

Everyone can benefit from a consultation. People often don't realize how much their tinnitus and/or hearing is impacting them until it gets better. Research shows a huge link between the auditory system and cognitive function. Coming in for a baseline evaluation can be highly beneficial.

    Coverage
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    Insurance Options

    We review all insurance benefits before you arrive so you can choose how you'd like to proceed following your initial consultation.

    We Are In Network With The Following Providers:
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • UnitedHealthcare
    • Midlands Choice
    • Cigna
    • Aetna (out-of-network benefits)
    • Medicare
    We Are Not In Network With These Providers:
    • Medicaid
    • AmeriHealth
    • AmeriGroup