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Dr. William J. Larsen, Au.D, FAAA & Dr. Cheryl L. Rhodes, Au.D, FAAA
Doctor's of Audiology
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Hearing Loss and Cerebro & Cardiovascular Disorders
"A growing body of research shows that a person's hearing health and cardiovascular health frequently correspond"
While many think of hearing loss as an inevitable part of the aging process, it should not be considered a benign condition that is passively dealt with.  We know today that the consequences of untreated hearing loss can have a far reaching and devastating impact. Many prevalent health conditions in seniors and boomers have a very strong link with hearing loss.  Treating hearing loss is key to preserving health and safety.  
Please click on the links below if you are interested in learning more about each topic.  
Hearing Loss and Increased Risk of Falling
"People with a 25-decibel hearing loss (classified as mild) were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling than those with no hearing loss.  Every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss meant an increased 1.4-fold risk of falling"
Hearing Loss & Cancer Treatments
"It is important for both physician and patient to understand the risk of ototoxicity when treating cancer, and its long-term implications, which may include permanent hearing loss"
Hearing Loss and Diabetes
"It is possible that diabetic patients can have normal or near-normal hearing at the time of the initial identification of diabetes, only to suffer from a progressive form of sensorineural hearing loss."
Hearing Loss and Dementia
"Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing...Declines in hearing abilities may accelerate gray matter atrophy and increase the listening effort necessary to comprehend speech...Hearing aids may not only improve hearing but preserve the brain"
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All About Hearing Computers
Instructional Videos:
Completely-In-Canal (CIC)
CIC Battery Replacement
CIC Insertion & Removal
CIC Care & Maintenance
In-The-Canal 
(ITC)
ITC Insertion & Removal
ITC Battery Replacement
ITC Care & Maintenance
ITE Insertion & Removal
In-The-Ear 
(ITE)
ITE Battery Replacement
ITE Care & Maintenance
Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
BTE Insertion & Removal
BTE Battery Replacement
BTE Care & Maintenance
Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)
RIC Insertion & Removal
RIC Battery Replacement
RIC Care & Maintenance with Custom Earmold
RIC Care & Maintenance with Rubber Earbud