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The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dede Redfearn

Loss of hearing can either be formed before birth known as congenital or formed after birth, known as acquired. The form of loss we will focus discussion on in this article is acquired hearing loss. Acquired loss of hearing is exactly what the name states and it can be attributed to many factors that will be outlined in this article, …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Dede Redfearn

Alzheimer’s disease is a disabling form of dementia that affects 5.8 million Americans, with a new case emerging every 65 seconds. This sweeping cognitive disease most typically emerges with aging populations over age 65, but around 1 in 30 cases of the condition develops before 65 with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Most associated with memory problems, Alzheimer’s disease is marked by symptoms …

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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

In Tinnitus by Dede Redfearn

Ringing, buzzing, clicking or a strange constant tone. For some it is a high-pitched constant hum for others it can be a screech as loud as a chainsaw. Some have said it is a pulsing sound in the ear that seems to time itself to every heartbeat.  However you describe it, tinnitus is annoying. For some it is occasional bouts, …

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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

In Hearing Loss by Dede Redfearn

Untreated hearing loss means a part of your life starts to go silent and just slips away. You miss out on parts of conversations, start skipping social engagement because it’s frustrating to process what you can barely hear and before you know it – you’ve insulated yourself from the frustration. But you have also isolated yourself and that’s not a …

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Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

In Communication by Dede Redfearn

We all need to be able to be able to overcome difficulties in communication. Having some knowledge and strategies in place when conversing with a person suffering from hearing loss is also necessary. In this day and age, we are experiencing a public health issue of great concern when it comes to a population that has hearing impairment issues. It …

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

In Hearing Loss by Dede Redfearn

Celebrate May with us at Crescent City Hearing Center and get a hearing evaluation. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has designated May as Better Speech and Hearing Month, and this year’s theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” From the day we are born and our mother whispers “you’re prefect” to adulthood when our significant other whispers “I love you,” sound enriches …