Importance of Healthy Hearing!

 
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The average person waits about 7 years from the time they notice difficulty hearing until they proactively seek out help. Why do they wait so long when our ears are so important in our daily lives? They not only connect us to those around us but they help notify us of our surroundings. Perhaps they don't want to be seen as 'old', having a 'weakness', or believe that they can hear 'good enough'. 

Research has shown hearing loss affects multiple facets of our daily lives. Many view hearing loss as more of an inconvenience, but it stems to many common problems. Human behavior is very social and suffering hearing loss imposes on our ability to stay connected to the world around us.  Research has even shown the correlation in hearing loss and cognitive decline such as dementia. This is because your brain loses needed stimulation because it's cut off from the world around. 

Studies have also linked untreated hearing loss to:

  • irritability, negativism and anger
  • fatigue, tension, stress and depression
  • avoidance or withdrawal from social situations
  • social rejection and loneliness
  • reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety
  • impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks
  • reduced job performance and earning power
  • diminished psychological and overall health

Hearing loss isn't limited to just old age. People of all ages experience hearing loss. That's why it's important to have your hearing tested . If you or a loved one struggle with hearing loss, come see us at Memphis Audiology! Call us at 901-310-5983 to schedule and appointment!

Because Life is Worth Hearing

 
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Audiologist vs. Big Retail Stores

 
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If you’ve ever researched purchasing hearing aids, you may have come across those bulk purchase retail stores pricing. Why is it so different purchasing hearing aids from an Audiologist? In short, an audiologist provides a better value and more importantly, a positive experience as a whole. Those box stores offer a lower initial price but provide little to no service. Often the hearing aids aren’t programmed properly, which can undervalue the benefit of hearing aids and even, in worst cases, damage your hearing. At Memphis Audiology, we provide a fully encompassed service. When you purchase hearing aids, you and your hearing aids are covered for up to 4 years. This means all your follow up appointments are included. If something were to go wrong or you had difficulty with your hearing aids, you’re covered. You can also take comfort in knowing a real Doctor of Audiology, not a store employee that may have limited training, will fit and program your hearing aids properly. We take your hearing care seriously at Memphis Audiology. Schedule an appointment today at 901-310-5983!

Because, Life is Worth Hearing!

 
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I hear fine. I just can’t understand.

 
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Hearing loss may not be what you think it is. It happens gradually over time. Hearing loss isn’t like listening to something with the volume turned down. Instead, it can be difficulty understanding certain high pitch sounds and consonants especially in noisy environments. We, at Memphis Audiology, are dedicated to providing you the best hearing services. Call today at 901-310-5983 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bell to learn if you may be living with hearing loss.

Remember, Life is Worth Hearing! 

 
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Is Your Spouse Skeptical They Have Hearing Loss?

 
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Do you feel like your spouse has selective hearing? Has he or she ever just walked off when you were talking to them? Do you constantly repeat yourself to the point of frustration? Do you often ask for the TV volume to be lowered? These are some common signs of hearing loss. Hearing is a major part of how we experience the world. Even hearing at a reduced level can have a big impact on your day to day life. Bring your spouse in for a hearing evaluation! Then you can know if they really are ignoring you with selective hearing, or that they really aren’t able to communicate effectively. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 901-310-5983

Remember, Life Is Worth Hearing! 

 
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Dementia is Closely Related to Hearing Loss

 
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Did you know for those older than 60 years, the risk of dementia is closely related to the severity of hearing loss?¹ Research Indicates a link between hearing loss and mild cognitive impairment, a condition that can be a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.² In 2017, an estimated 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease and every 66 seconds, someone develops the disease.³ Brain pathways need to be utilized or the pathway can close off. It's a classic case of, "use it or lose it". Fortunately, there's a potential upside. there's a possibility that treating hearing loss more aggressively could help stave off cognitive decline and dementia.⁴
Hearing loss can be difficult to self diagnose. The brain is able to overcome the gradual decline in hearing, similar to how the brain blocks out seeing your own nose all the time. An annual hearing evaluation can help discover if you have hearing loss, the type of hearing loss you may have, and how your hearing health and quality of life can be improved. Because, life is worth hearing! Call us at Memphis Audiology at 901-310-5983 to schedule your appointment!

JAMA Neurology¹
Alzheimer Association²
Alz.org³
AARP⁴

 
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Unable to Hear the TV?

 
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Did you know one of the biggest concerns from people is they can’t understand what’s being said on the TV? Do you find yourself hiking the volume continually higher? Does your spouse want the volume lower or even off? With an added accessory, you can stream the stereo audio from the TV directly to your hearing aids. With a simple App on your phone, you can adjust the TV volume independently from your hearing aid volume. This enables you to take full control of your environment. Call Memphis Audiology at 901-310-5983 for more information!

 
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Control Your Hearing Aids Through an App on Your Phone

 
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Did you know you can take full control of your hearing aids through an app on your phone? For the most part, the latest hearing aids do a great job of automatically adjusting to your environment. Maybe you sat down to eat at your favorite restaurant and it’s particularly noisy. You can change settings on an app through your phone to really focus on that business luncheon or coffee with your friends. Background noise can make it challenging to stay engaged in conversation, but you can take command and hear the important stuff. Because remember, life is worth hearing! Call us today at 901-310-5983 for a hearing evaluation or browse our website for more information.  

 
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Bluetooth Connectivity with your Hearing Aids.

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Have you ever avoided making a phone call because you couldn’t understand people on the other line? Did you know the latest generation of hearing aids can connect to your phone enabling you to hear your phone calls better than ever? Not only can you hear the call better, but you can hear it in both of your ears (with two hearing aids). This makes for drastically improved conversations over the phone. At Memphis Audiology, we are dedicated to improving your quality of life through better hearing. Call us at 901-310-5983 to schedule an appointment or check out our website for more information. We service West Tennessee and North Mississippi, including Memphis, Colliervile, Germantown, Cordova, Bartlett, Arlington, Olive Branch, Southaven, and Hernando. Remember, life is worth hearing!

 
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