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4 Signs Your Child Needs A Hearing Test

Hearing is something that we can all take for granted. But when it comes to our children, it is something that we do need to monitor. Being able to hear well can impact the cognitive and social development of children, so if there are any signs of hearing loss, it is important to not delay […]

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Giving Uganda Supplies, Hope

“While we were there we held town hall meetings with local health centers, hospitals, the schools. People came out and gave us ideas on what they could use and what they needed. The hospital gave us an 11-page document of equipment that they wanted. We call it the Uganda Project. We are collecting high school […]

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Dr. Billing Wins Wheaton Chamber Citizen Of The Year Award

Dr. Sheri Billing accepts the 2012 Gamon Award as Citizen of the Year from the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s Awards ceremony in March 2012. Dr. Billing received the award for her tireless commitment to volunteering for the Rotary Club, her local grade school as well as numerous visits and presentations to nursing […]

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Does Health Insurance Cover Hearing Aids?

Health insurance is a must for every household, and many insurers will offer coverage for a range of healthcare and medical needs. From adults to babies and children, health insurance can help to cover the costs of a range of needs. But what about those people who are experiencing hearing loss and could benefit from […]

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How to Prepare for Your Appointment with an Audiologist

Scheduling an appointment with an audiologist is an essential part of maintaining your overall health and wellbeing. When your ears work properly, everything else will follow suit. However, it is common for people to take their oral health for granted, which is why visiting an audiologist isn’t always at the top of your list. A […]

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Hearing Loss And Cognitive Decline

It is a known fact that as we get older, we are more likely to experience a level of decline in our cognitive ability. This can be quite subtle and mild for some, but for others, it can be something that is much more serious. It can be considered a normal aspect of aging to […]

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What Style of Hearing Aid I Should Wear?

When you are experiencing hearing loss, there is a lot of thought that can go into protecting your hearing, as well as helping your hearing to improve so that you can hear at your normal level. When it comes to hearing aids, though, you may be concerned about how they will fit, what they will […]

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How to Make Hearing Aids More Comfortable

When experiencing hearing loss, you may consider using hearing aids to help you hear things clearly again. Your first contact should always be an audiologist, as they administer hearing tests to detect your degree of hearing loss and then can point you in the right direction when it comes to device selection. There are multiple […]

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How to Convince a Family Member to Wear a Hearing Aid?

In general, approaching the topic of hearing loss with a family member can sometimes make them feel uncomfortable. A gentle approach is the best way to start. You want to make sure you consider their point of view, as most people do not want to admit that they may have a problem hearing. To talk […]

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The Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

According to numerous medical studies, adults who have hearing loss are at a greater risk of developing dementia and other cognitive disorders.  Roughly 30% of adults aged 65 and over and 55% of 80 years and above will encounter some degree of hearing impairment. Experts anticipate that the number of people affected by some level […]