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Consequences of Hearing Loss

Many people are aware that their hearing has deteriorated but are reluctant to seek help. Perhaps they don’t want to acknowledge the problem, are embarrassed by what they see as a weakness, or believe that they can “get by” without using a hearing aid. And, unfortunately, too many wait years, even decades, before getting treatment.

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Hearing Loss and Society

We have millions of hearing -impaired people in today’s society and the percentage is increasing.  Of those affected, less than 20% having hearing aids to improve their hearing.  Why? hearing impairment is a disability that continues to be stigmatized.  Consequently, many people equate wearing hearing aids with being old, handicapped or less intelligent.

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Experiencing Hearing Loss

Watch this brief video from the New York Times titled, Experiencing Hearing Loss, to gain an insight into how hearing loss effects you (beyond not being able to hear) including cognitive function, cardio-vascular function and social interaction.

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HEAR to stay, not fade away

As we begin 2018, we, at McCollum Hearing Center want to make sure we are making every effort to keep you present and connected with your “NOW”.  Life connections enable us to live beyond ourselves and enable society to evolve.

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The Cost of Unaddressed Hearing Loss

To raise awareness for the economic impact of hearing loss, the WHO is highlighting the direct, indirect and societal costs of hearing loss, for the annual World Hearing Day 2017 "Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment."

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Don't Let Hearing Loss Ruin Your Holidays

This holiday season don’t let hearing loss keep you from enjoying the festivities and gathering with family and friends.

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The Ease of Rechargeable Aids

Simply charge your new Phonak rechargeable hearing aids with one move. It's so quick and easy.

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How Does Hearing Affect Relationships?

We as human beings are social creatures by nature that need other people to go through life and share ideas/thoughts with.

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Brain Fitness

Despite significant advancements in hearing aid technology, listeners with hearing loss continue to express frustration when trying to understand conversation in noisy environments.

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Researchers identify part of the brain that compensates for hearing loss in older adults

Researchers have pinpointed the specific part of the brain that older adults rely on to differentiate speech sounds in background noise, which could revolutionize the treatment of hearing loss.

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