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Your hearing and your heart, sitting in a tree...
Posted by Dr. Melissa Kipp Clark on February 03, 2023
It’s February, which, thanks to Valentine’s Day, is a good month to discuss matters of the heart. Plenty will be written and said about the heart’s connection to love. We’ll leave that topic to the relationship experts. Instead, we want to discuss the heart’s connection to hearing and hearing loss — a subject much more in our...
It can be hard to follow doctors’ orders if you have hearing loss
Posted by Dr. Melissa Kipp Clark on January 19, 2023
Today’s hearing fact probably isn’t something that comes to mind when you think about hearing loss. But — if you do think about it — makes a lot of sense. It’s also potentially much more consequential than, say, missing a punchline in your favorite sitcom or your name being called when your Starbucks mocha is ready. According to...
Should you get a hearing test?
Posted by Dr. Melissa Kipp Clark on January 04, 2023
Do you ever feel like the people you’re talking to are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently? Or maybe you’re struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise? If so, these could be indicators that you have a hearing loss. It’s not uncommon for friends and family members...
Untreated hearing loss can increase the risk of falling
Posted by Dr. Melissa Kipp Clark on December 19, 2022
If you are an older adult or have a parent, grandparent, or friend who is not as sturdy on their feet as they once were, you’ve probably thought about or talked about falling. Falls are some of the most frequent injuries suffered by older adults. They can be the scariest, too. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for...
Caring for hearing aids in colder weather
Posted by Dr. Melissa Kipp Clark on December 05, 2022
In places where it gets cold, it can be tough on a lot of things: automobiles, fingers and toes, and our psyche. But it doesn’t need to be hard on hearing aids, so long as you keep in mind a few things to do — and not do — when wearing hearing aids in cold weather. Five do’s Be careful when removing hats and scarves to avoid pulling...
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