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It’s Time To Be Proactive About Hearing Loss!

Be honest: When was the last time you had your hearing checked? More often than not patients admit that they had either gone more than a decade without having their hearing tested or had never had it tested. How often...

July 21, 2023
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older male holding his ear having trouble hearing

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Understanding the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline

Instead of covering a topic about what’s in front of your eyes, this blog asks you to listen in. At some point in their lives, most people will develop some degree of hearing loss. While this seems only a...

June 15, 2023
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Are your parents showing signs of hearing loss?

Most parents and their children dread the day when their roles may be reversed: When the adult child is faced with becoming a caregiver for their aging parents. Much of the turmoil surrounding this time for aging adults is...

May 24, 2023
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How can I recognize hearing problems?

Hearing problems rarely cause discomfort or pain, and because the hearing loss process is gradual, it’s common to adapt to hearing loss without realizing it. If you think you might be experiencing hearing loss, ask yourself the following questions: If...

March 30, 2023
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What Is Hearing Loss?

It’s the third most common health problem in the U.S, and it can affect the quality of your life and relationships. About 48 million Americans have lost some hearing. You can have three different types of hearing loss, depending...

February 22, 2023
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What is Childhood Hearing Loss?

Universal hearing screening for newborns has helped to identify most children with hearing issues quickly and accurately. With simple tests, 80 to 90 percent of hearing loss can be detected, and children can begin early intervention with the best possible outcomes...

December 19, 2022
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Things You Should Know Before Buying Over-The-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids.

As we continue our salute to Audiology Awareness Month, SightMD calls attention to hearing aids; specifically, what to be mindful of in the event you should need these devices. If your hearing is checked on a regular basis, and your audiologist at some...

October 21, 2022
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October is Audiology Awareness Month

We know. You’re probably asking, “Why is a blog that’s devoted to eye care and vision health posting about hearing (technically termed ‘audiology’)?” Good question. October is Audiology Awareness Month, and SightMD wants you to be proactive in staying on top...

October 03, 2022
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Kid holding his hand to his ear listening

Eye and Ear Health

What Is Hearing?

Here at SightMD, we understand that hearing is one of our most important senses. We use our hearing to take in the information around us and learn from our experiences. Life without hearing is not easy, but it is...

February 17, 2022
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