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The Benefits of Aural Rehabilitation standard

There is no permanent cure for hearing loss, and the goal of any hearing clinic like Columbia Basin Hearing Center is finding solutions and assistance to help make day-to-day life easier and more comfortable. We’ve been serving the Washington area for nearly 40 years, and we put this experience to good use when serving you or a loved one’s needs. One of our most effective services is aural rehabilitation, which is broadly defined as any therapy program designed to help you live well with your hearing loss. Our aural rehabilitation programs are designed in harmony with hearing aids or any other products you may use to assist with hearing, and our audiologists are experts at tailoring programs to individual needs. ...

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Hearing Aid Usage and Reduced Risk of Dementia Linked in Study image

Hearing and Dementia linked in previous studies By Shannon Aiello, Doctor of Audiology, Columbia Basin Hearing Center The Columbia Basin Hearing Center doctors recently attended a presentation introducing a groundbreaking study linking hearing aid usage and a reduction in the risk of dementia presented by Helen Amieva, Ph.D. The long term study, done at the University of Bordeaux, France, looked at 3,670 adults age 65 and over for a 25-year period. Researchers found that those who used hearing aids had no greater risk of cognitive decline than those with normal hearing. In contrast, during the 25 year study those with untreated hearing loss had significantly lower baseline scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination, a widely used test of cognitive function. ...

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Age and use can take their toll on hearing aids, and while there’s always the option of professional hearing aid repair for one that has become damaged, sometimes it’s better to attempt some common repairs first. Depending on the issue you’re having, you may be able to troubleshoot and/or repair your hearing aid on your own. Here are a few common fixes you can try right now: Replace the battery Remove and reinsert your hearing aid Clean your hearing aid Replace the wax filter Open and close the battery compartment Check your input settings Still having trouble? Contact us to schedule an evaluation and discuss hearing aid repair options. How Much Do Hearing Aid Repairs Cost? Hearing aid repair costs ...

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