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As we settle in for a long winter, make sure to schedule in some time to move your body. This is particularly important for people with hearing loss. Time and time again, hearing loss has been linked with increased risk of depression, particularly those ages 18 to 69. Exercise is one way to combat this by raising endorphins, making it

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Our hearing is fragile, and damage to our hearing is often permanent, affecting irreparable mechanisms like the tiny hair cells of the inner ear. As this damage accumulates throughout our lifetime, we become vulnerable to significant hearing loss. Damage to our hearing can happen for a variety of reasons including infection and injury, but much of it occurs with exposure

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Sure, we’re not going to have a white Christmas in Florida, but we certainly now how to enjoy the holiday season here in Sarasota. At Hearing Spa, we are committed to reconnecting you to your loved ones through the gift of sound. Here are our favorite picks for great things to hear in Sarasota this holiday season. Holidays Around the

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Since 1983, the month of November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Here at Hearing Spa, we want to use this opportunity to simultaneously contribute to the awareness around Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as draw attention to the importance of good hearing health in reducing the risk for developing dementia.  Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease, known as Alzheimer’s, is a

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We’re all aware that we live in a loud world, and it’s only getting louder. Lots of jobs are loud, from construction to farming to factory work. Recreational noises can be loud too, like your favorite bar on Friday night, or the sports game or rock concert you attended last weekend. What you might not realize though, is that these

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Tinnitus --a ringing or buzzing in the ears with no external source--is a common side effect of hearing loss. It can range in severity from day to day, and from person to person. In severe cases, this condition is often debilitating, and even in mild cases tinnitus can be an unwelcome source of stress and anxiety. If you or someone

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Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids As Floridians, we know first hand how devastating hurricanes or other natural disasters can be, even when properly prepared and planned for. We were only recently slammed by hurricane Irma , an extremely destructive storm that cost Florida more lives than any other Florida hurricane in recorded history, at a record-breaking 72. On the

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Batteries have long been the trusted power supply for hearing aids , but as hearing aids become more advanced, batteries must be replaced more often. In the past, hearing aid batteries were changed once or twice a month. However, with newer digital, wireless models that enable streaming, you may find yourself replacing batteries anywhere between biweekly to every few days.

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A common complaint among people who experience hearing loss is, “I can hear, but I can’t understand.”  For this reason, you’ll see people turn up the volume on their devices, from their TVs to car stereos, with the hope that amplified sound will make it easier to hear. According to surveys conducted by the Better Hearing Institute, it takes an

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In the U.S., over 48 million people suffer from hearing loss , and very few people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wear them. Among adults aged 70 and older with hearing loss, fewer than one in three has ever used a hearing device, and even fewer adults aged 20 to 69 have tried using them. Although noise-related hearing

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