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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Studies show that people who experience mild-to-severe hearing loss are much as five times more likely to develop dementia than those who don’t have hearing loss. The figure is higher for men than women, and the worse a person’s ability to hear is, the higher chance they have of developing dementia as they continue to […]

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The Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

It’s safe to say that hearing loss can affect many different people throughout their lives. It isn’t always the case, but it can also be something that is linked to aging. Although babies, children and young adults can experience it, hearing loss does tend to be linked more with old age. And, as a result, […]

How to Talk with Family about Hearing Loss

With much of the world wearing masks and face coverings, just about everyone is experiencing communication breakdowns, though some more than others.  Many who did not believe they experienced hearing difficulties before, are seeing them come to light. As a result of this new attention on hearing and communication, “we have seen an influx of […]

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How to Communicate Effectively – Communication Strategies and Skills

When your message isn’t clear, frustration, stress, and embarrassment for the speaker and listener can occur. To keep your relationships strong and vibrant, below are several communication strategies. With these tips, everyone can communicate more effectively – hearing loss or not. Be Mindful of Distance Talking to someone who’s in a different room isn’t easy. […]

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Why Do So Many People Have Untreated Hearing Loss?

During Hearing Health Awareness Month, the team has been reaching out to communities in Houston and Lake Jackson about their hearing challenges and questions. One question that’s arisen is why it takes so long for someone to seek treatment for a condition before it becomes more serious. Recent statistics from John Hopkins University show around 14 percent […]

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How Does Hearing Loss Affect Your Speech?

One of the most common challenges those experiencing hearing loss face, is keeping a good rapport with those around them. Communication becomes murky and we slowly begin to unintentionally ignore people, not join in conversations or perhaps even misunderstand what someone is saying. You’ll learn to slowly but surely, lip read and try to keep up with […]

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Hearing Loss & Hearing Aid Facts

Over the last five decades, hearing aid technology has improved vastly in the sizes, styles and features available to individuals with hearing loss. Even at its most mild forms, hearing loss can impact your day-to-day activities, from communicating with coworkers to loved ones. Once you have had your hearing tested and with a skilled audiologist, […]

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Thanksgiving With Hearing Loss Survival Guide

Facing any holiday can be daunting when you have a loss of hearing, especially one like Thanksgiving where it is all about family and friends getting together to catch up. So to help you get the most out of the festive season this year, here is our survival guide: Plenty to enjoy Focus on the […]

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Hearing loss a clue for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease?

There are lots of reasons why you might put off visiting an Audiologist to get your hearing checked. You may just be busy or you might think that your hearing difficulties are just part and parcel of getting older. Whatever the reason, getting your hearing health checked with an Audiologist at Allison Audiology is essential if you […]

What Different Degrees of Hearing Loss Sound Like

What’s life like when you have a hearing loss? It can be hard to imagine when you’ve never experienced it. Have a look at the video below to get an idea: Ok, so the video got more and more muffled. No big news there, right? But hang on a minute. There are so many aspects […]