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New study finds using hearing aids can reduce risk of death by nearly 25

New study finds using hearing aids can reduce risk of death by nearly 25%

By Lauren Victory / Updated on: May 7, 2024 / 11:20 PM CDT / CBS Chicago SEE VIDEO Many people don’t take action when their […]

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Cicada invasion looms as concerns rise over noise impact on hearing

Cicada invasion looms as concerns rise over noise impact on hearing

As we get ready for cicada season, one thing is for certain, it’s going to be loud in some areas. But just how much of […]

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Tinnitus: Description, Causes, Prevention, and Treatments

The old theory is that someone is talking about you…that might be true, but there’s much more to the ringing in your ears sensation that […]

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Audiologist Kristen Conners Talks Protecting Your Hearing for NASCAR events and summer activities

  See our audiologist Kristen Conners talk about protecting your hearing for NASCAR events and summer activities.

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What to Expect During Your In-Person Hearing Evaluation

1. Appointment Confirmation. You will receive a confirmation call or email with the date, time, and location of your appointment. (I believe this is a […]

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Making Sense of Hearing Aid Technology: A User-Friendly Guide

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Choosing A Hearing Aid Based on Technology Consider these helpful tips and recommendations from audiologist, Kristen Conners, before buying a hearing aid online. As an […]

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Church musicians team with audiologist on custom electronic ear monitors (chicagotribune.com)

Our audiologist, Kristen Conners, discusses her work with the Parkview Christian Church, providing custom electronic ear monitors to their singers and musicians.   Church musicians […]

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Hearing aids gain hipper reputation as “lifestyle” products after going OTC

Tina Reed, author of Axios Vitals Consumer electronics giants like Sony and Bose have staked out a piece of the new market for over-the-counter hearing aids, […]

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Why are glasses more common than hearing aids?

DEPARTMENT OF DATA Analysis by Andrew Van Dam Staff writer|Washington Post May 12, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EDT In a previous column, we examined the ubiquity of […]

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Hearing Loss and Comorbidities

As we get older, our hearing can begin to deteriorate. But did you know that hearing loss can lead to more than just reduced communication? […]

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Hearing Aid Help: How to Figure Out Which Pair Is Right for You

With so many options out there, including over the counter hearing aids, a Chicago-area audiologist weighs in on what to consider before buying.   By Lauren […]

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Hearing Aids Can Be Bought Over The Counter This Week

Click on the image to see our audiologist discuss the new OTC hearing aids and what they mean for those with mild to moderate hearing […]

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LOCAL AUDIOLOGIST ANTICIPATES REACHING MORE HARD-OF-HEARING CUSTOMERS WITH OTC ANNOUNCEMENT

October 03, 2022 05:15 AM Crain’s Chicago Health Pulse by JON ASPLUND  Kristen Conners, owner of Orland Prescription Hearing, says she expects an uptick in […]

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Technology Offers Game-Changing Remote Service For Palos Park Ear Doc

Prescription Hearing can now offer quality care to patients through video chat sessions that make the process of hearing aids much simpler. Jeff Arnold,Patch Staff […]

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Masking during the pandemic revealed a host of undiagnosed hearing problems for many

Kristen Conners, an audiologist from Prescription Hearing, talks about how pandemic mask mandates led many people to recognize hearing problems they’d always been experiencing. Owner […]

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Kristen Conners, owner of Orland Hearing Aid Center in Palos Park.

Orland Hearing Aid Center specializes in personalized care

By BEST OF CHICAGO’S SOUTHLAND       In an age when so many aspects of our lives are touched by technology, it is a blessing […]

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Audiologist Kristen Conners, of Orland Hearing Aid Center in Palos Park

Pandemic mask mandates had unintended side effect: reveal of undiagnosed hearing problems

A few months after the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020 and things had opened up again slightly, Palos Park audiologist Kristen Conners noticed something […]

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Bluetooth Hearing Aids Benefits and Drawbacks

If you are among the 48 million Americans with hearing loss, you know how frustrating it can be to try to follow a conversation when […]

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Over The Counter (OTC) Vs. Prescription Hearing Aids

I have been getting some questions from patients recently regarding the difference between over the counter (OTC) and prescription hearing aids. OTC will be a […]

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SENIORS ARE IN DENIAL ABOUT THEIR HEARING LOSS, SURVEY FINDS

PISCATAWAY, N.J.– A majority of senior citizens who suffer from hearing loss choose to ignore treatment with hearing aids and are in denial about the negative […]

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SILENTLY SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS NEGATIVELY AFFECTS QUALITY OF LIFE

New hearing technologies can help, studies show. American Psychological Association – TORONTO – Hearing loss in adults is under-treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly […]

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SOUND DEPRIVATION LEADS TO IRREVERSIBLE HEARING LOSS

Researchers show that chronic conductive hearing loss leads to cochlear degeneration. Boston, MA, Nov. 18, 2015. Massachusetts Eye and Ear investigators have shown that sound deprivation […]

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STUDY SHOWS HEARING AIDS IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION

A recent study by Jamie Desjardins, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program at The University of Texas at El Paso, found that […]

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STUDY SHOWS HEARING AID USE INCREASES COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN ELDERLY

New research indicates positive boost in cognitive function of elderly users A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that older […]

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