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Seven Things Women Need To Know About Hearing Loss

Photograph of woman holding her hand up behind her ear in a listening gesture and smiling. Title reads: Seven Things Women Need to Know About Hearing Loss
Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 30, 2023 0 Comments Audiology

Hearing issues in women are common—nearly one in eight U.S. women report having trouble hearing. Staying on top of hearing health is crucial because untreated hearing loss can profoundly impact quality of life. In celebration of National Women’s Health Month, we’d like to share seven things you should know about the relationship between your hearing […]

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Understanding That Ringing in Your Ears

Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. February 8, 2023 0 Comments Audiology

Many people experience a persistent ringing in their ears. This common affliction is known as tinnitus, which affects 30 million Americans.1 Tinnitus is the perception of sound when none is occurring. For some, it is a minor nuisance. But for others, it is a major impediment to their quality of life. Tinnitus isn’t a disease […]

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Fatigue & Hearing Loss

Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. December 6, 2022 0 Comments Audiology

Fatigue & Hearing Loss Hearing loss has been linked to a number of physical, social and psychological conditions, including dementia, diabetes, anxiety, depression and social withdrawal. One of its lesser-known side effects is fatigue. If you have been feeling more tired than usual lately and have hearing loss, there may be a correlation between the […]

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Enjoy the Harvest of a Life Well Heard

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. October 12, 2022 0 Comments Audiology

At Fort HealthCare Audiology, we’re committed to providing our patients with the best quality of care, as well as the latest information about living a life with healthy hearing. Below we review a recent study that correlated hearing aid use with a slower rate of cognitive decline. The study was conducted by the University of […]

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Shop for a doctor, not a device

The difference between medical and retail hearing care Today’s hearing care landscape is crowded. Hearing aid retailers, big-box stores like Costco and over-the-counter hearing device makers alike all claim that they can effectively treat hearing loss without an audiologist. But can they? Fort Healthcare Audiology follows a medical model, meaning you can trust that you […]

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Spring Into Summer with Clean Hearing Aids

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. April 29, 2021 0 Comments Audiology

Have you ever thought about cleaning your hearing aids? Regular clean and checks are the best way to preserve your important investment. Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your hearing aids, and is a must considering the conditions they are exposed to on a regular basis. Moisture, heat, earwax and dirt can all […]

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Hearing Devices Aren’t Enough without Good Communication Habits

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. October 1, 2020 0 Comments Audiology

If you’ve taken the first step toward better hearing by investing in hearing devices, you deserve to be congratulated. But satisfaction is not guaranteed by a simple purchase. You have a responsibility to develop good communication habits designed to maximize the benefits you receive from wearing hearing devices. Try these tips for better hearing and […]

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Tips for managing tinnitus at home

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 20, 2020 0 Comments Audiology

Tinnitus can’t be cured, but there are treatments that make it less of a distraction. The approach taken depends on the underlying condition responsible for the ringing in your ears. Here are some tips for managing your tinnitus: Determine what worsens your tinnitus For some people, drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages, eating salty or spicy […]

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Hearing screenings versus evaluations

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. March 13, 2020 0 Comments Audiology

The difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation is important. A screening refers to a single, preliminary test used to determine whether a patient has hearing loss whereas an evaluation is an in-depth series of tests conducted by an audiologist used to measure the type, degree and configuration of the impairment and identify […]

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Hearing only starts with your ears

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. January 3, 2020 0 Comments Audiology

Hearing Better After the season of celebrating and gatherings with friends and family has passed, you may be reflecting on how connected you felt to the conversations that were happening around you. If hearing was at all a challenge, it may be time to schedule a baseline hearing test. Hearing is part of the auditory […]

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