Hearing loss can signal cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, studies find

July 9, 2017 • In The News

Researchers have identified hearing loss, verbal fluency and hospitalization as new factors that can provide clues about cognitive health and aid in early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Spotting signs of cognitive decline is especially important, experts say, because drug treatments and prevention strategies are most effective at the earliest stages of dementia. Read […]

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Hearing Aid Tax Credit Legislation Reintroduced in the US Senate

January 26, 2017 • In The News

Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have reintroduced the Hearing Aid Tax Credit Act (S. 48) in the 115th Congress. If enacted, this legislation would provide a tax credit of up to $500 per hearing aid. This legislation would be a positive step towards improving access to hearing aid technology. Visit hearingaidtaxcredit.org and send a […]

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New Study Shows Hearing Aids Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

November 24, 2015 • In The News

A new long-term study that shows wearing hearing aids reduce cognitive decline associated with hearing loss may do more than just drive older adults with hearing loss to finally seek professional care, according to Oticon. The company believes the new study will also give the general public—especially health-conscious older adults—a new way of thinking about […]

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How can I hear better on the telephone?

May 31, 2015 • Ask the Audiologists, In The News

There are several options to improve communication on the phone. Amplified telephones not only make speech louder, but some have tone adjustments to improve clarity. Massachusetts residents who have hearing loss can get specialized telephones through the Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (MassEDP). Many people who use hearing aids benefit from a special feature in their […]

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Turn It Down: Berklee and Spotify Team Up To Save Our Ears

May 22, 2015 • In The News

The Berklee College of Music has teamed up with mobile music streaming app Spotify to encourage music fans to “turn down” the volume on their portable music. WBUR 90.9 radio discusses this innovative program. Read this story or listen to it by clicking play below:

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5 surprising things treating hearing loss says about you

May 5, 2015 • In The News, News

Are you brushing off a hearing problem because you’re afraid it might say the wrong thing about you?  Well think again. Research shows that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids enjoy a better overall quality of life. In fact, you just may be surprised—and inspired—by these five things that treating hearing loss says […]

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What are some signs of hearing loss?

May 1, 2015 • Ask the Audiologists, In The News

Because hearing loss often happens gradually over a long period of time, many people are unaware that their hearing has changed. Common signs of hearing loss include: Do these symptoms sound familiar? Check out our Quick Hearing Check Quiz, or better yet, schedule a hearing evaluation with one of our audiologists.

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My bridge partner obviously has trouble hearing, but she won’t do anything about it! How can I help her?

April 1, 2015 • Ask the Audiologists, In The News

Sometimes, the person with a hearing loss is “the last one to know.” Family members, friends and co-workers notice problems before the individual with the hearing loss does. This might be because hearing loss develops so gradually. Hearing loss often affects only some sounds, so while speech is loud enough, it might not be clear […]

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Why do you need an audiologist?

March 7, 2015 • Ask the Audiologists, In The News

An audiologist is a university-trained professional who specializes in prevention, identification and treatment of hearing loss. (more…)

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Ask the Audiologists… We Want to Know!

March 7, 2015 • Ask the Audiologists, In The News

Attention Hampden Hearing Center clients and clients-to-be… You’ll soon see this ad appear in the Springfield Republican and your town Reminder. As part of our on-going mission to provide the best hearing care available, we want to hear from you! If you or a loved one has hearing aids, or is experiencing any amount of […]

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