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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

Did you know that someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 68 seconds? Experts believe that at this current rate, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease will quadruple to as many as 16 million people by the year 2050. With these alarming numbers, the need to understand, research, and cure Alzheimer’s disease is very important. Organizations such as Alzheimer’s Disease …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

Do you have a loved one who’s struggling to hear? Around 40 million Americans have hearing loss, so there’s a good chance that someone you know is struggling to hear. If you have a family member who’s hard of hearing, you know how difficult it is to get them to take a hearing test. Whenever you mention their hearing loss, …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

Are you deciding if it’s worth it to invest in your hearing health? You may think that the cost of hearing aids isn’t worth it, and you might be deciding to wait a few more years before treating your hearing loss. Before you decide to face a life of poor hearing, consider a few of the benefits of treating hearing …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

Have you noticed any recent changes to your hearing health? Do you think you may have hearing loss, but aren’t quite sure how to identify the signs of hearing loss? If you’ve been struggling to hear, it’s important that you recognize the signs of hearing loss as soon as possible and seek treatment. Early intervention will mean you’ll easily adjust …

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How Is Tinnitus Treated?

In Hearing Health, Tinnitus by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

Tinnitus is an extremely difficult condition to deal with when you’re not used to dealing with it. Tinnitus can be a sign of another medical condition and treating said condition can have an instant effect on your tinnitus. You can get a hearing appointment booked with your audiologist to confirm that it is tinnitus you are experiencing. Many things cause tinnitus, from exposure …

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Common Hearing Aid Repairs

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

Hearing aids can quite easily be damaged due to their small size and the fragile components that make up the unit. If you experience damage on your hearing aids, then it’s a good idea to speak with your audiologist in order to get a replacement or to have it fixed. There are several issues you may come across as your devices …

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Why Two Hearing Aids Are Better Than One

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

If you suffer from hearing loss, you may be advised to wear hearing aids. In many cases, hearing is better in one ear than the other, but audiologists will almost always recommend wearing hearing aids in both ears. Here are some of the reasons why wearing two hearing aids is better than one. Conditioning Your Ears Your ears aren’t muscles, but there’s an …

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How Is Hearing Loss Treated?

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

When you are experiencing severe hearing loss, you could find yourself trapped in a world of your own. You are left out of conversations and you are socially isolated – whether at work or not – because people constantly repeating themselves means that gradually, you have been shunned. It’s not nice for anyone to go through, but if you are currently …

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Avoid Cotton Swabs When Cleaning Your Ears

In Hearing Health by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

One of the most traditionally widespread methods of cleaning your ears is also one of the most dangerous. Cotton swabs, also known as cotton buds or Q-Tips, are regularly used to clean the inside of the ear canal, especially to prevent earwax build-ups. However, the truth is that they often end up doing a lot more harm than good. Here, …

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4 Conditions An Audiologist Can Treat

In Audiologist by Dr. Maya Berenson, AuD

Maintaining healthy hearing is a responsibility that everyone should pay attention to throughout all stages of their lives. However, there is an even greater need to keep this in mind when suffering from common ear-related health problems. In truth, visiting an audiologist is the only way to successfully manage an array of different conditions. An audiologist can help you regain control in …