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Hall County’s New Hospital Boosts the Economy

Hall County’s New Hospital Boosts the Economy | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it

Gainesville Hearing Services serves the North Georgia region with a wide variety of audiology services and is proud to announce its expansion to the Northeast. The Gainesville Hearing team hopes to see continued growth within the next couple of years in an ultimate effort to help more people with their hearing health care needs.

 

The economic benefit in Hall County has already been felt from a new hospital’s opening in Braselton. The 100-bed hospital is the state's first net-new hospital, meaning not a relocation or replacement, in almost 20 years. The Braselton campus is also home to a medical office building, Medical Plaza 1, which houses an urgent care center, imaging center, endoscopy suite, outpatient lab and therapy services and more than 20 physician offices.

 

As of March 22nd of last year, 780 positions have been filled at the new hospital, says Melissa Tymchuk, spokeswoman for the Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System.

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Gainesville Hearing Services has been North Georgia's hometown hearing expert for over 20 years. They provide quality, comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessment, to determine if a hearing problem exists and what intervention is necessary. Patients of all ages are welcome and Dr. Schorn-Bellows specializes in pediatric evaluations and care.


Gainesville Hearing also offers state of the art digital hearing aid products at affordable prices by working with several manufacturers in order to choose the best product for each individual. A full service hearing lab provides modifications and many in-house repairs. They also offer many assistive listening devices and provide custom earmold products for pilots, musicians, hunters and provide swim molds.

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How to find a good audiologist in Jackson County GA

How to find a good audiologist in Jackson County GA | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
Gainesville Hearing Services proudly serves the North Georgia region with a wide variety of Audiology services. Offering quality, state of the art digital hearing aid products at affordable prices. We work with several manufacturers in order to choose the best product for each individual...
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Hearing loss can be difficult to accept at any age, but there is help available. With the growth of surrounding Jackson County cities such as Jefferson and Braselton, comes a larger health care selection. Contact an audiologist for a complete diagnostic evaluation and advice about the best method of treatment. An audiologist is a state licensed healthcare professional who specializes in evaluating the hearing of adults, infants and children, and in implementing appropriate corrective treatment via hearing aids, rehabilitative services or other technological means as needed.

 

Hearing is a gift that helps us to learn, share ideas and enjoy the pleasures of music, nature and conversations with friends and loved ones. Untreated hearing loss can result in negative social, psychological, and cognitive health effects. Individuals with a suspected hearing or balance disorder should be evaluated by an audiologist as soon as possible to determine the type, degree, and cause of the problem. The audiologist can then begin treatment or refer to the appropriate specialist.

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Blog - Now Servicing Jefferson & Surrounding Areas of Jackson County

Blog - Now Servicing Jefferson & Surrounding Areas of Jackson County | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it

North Georgia Health District spokeswoman Jennifer King said some hurdles to quality health care include "relatively lower numbers of health-care providers, transportation issues and financial challenges." By being active in the Jefferson area, Gainesville Hearing Services hopes to give back to the community and make healthcare services more accessible to Jefferson’s community. We offer competitive prices for quality audiology services.

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What is Tinnitus?

What is Tinnitus? | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it

Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that 50 million people in the United States have experienced tinnitus. While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss, crackling or roaring sound inside one or both ears, with a severity severity ranging from minor annoyance to debilitating pain. It is not a disease but rather a symptom that can result from a number of underlying causes, one of the most common causes being noise-induced hearing loss.

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Gainesville Hearing Services has been North Georgia's hometown hearing expert for over 20 years. They provide quality, comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessment, to determine if a hearing problem exists and what intervention is necessary. Patients of all ages are welcome and Dr. Schorn-Bellows specializes in pediatric evaluations and care.


Gainesville Hearing also offers state of the art digital hearing aid products at affordable prices by working with several manufacturers in order to choose the best product for each individual. A full service hearing lab provides modifications and many in-house repairs. They also offer many assistive listening devices and provide custom earmold products for pilots, musicians, hunters and provide swim molds.

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A Revolutionary Treatment by Novartis

A Revolutionary Treatment by Novartis | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it

Hearing is an intricate process: Sound travels down the ear canal, vibrates the eardrum, makes its way to the cochlea and its tiny hair cells, which vibrate and send signals to the brain.

Dr. Lloyd Klickstein, head of translational medicine at Novartis, said in an interview that other species are able to regenerate hair cells.

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Age-Related Hearing Los

 

Age-related hearing loss is not inevitable, but it is a common consequence of aging. Age, as they say, brings wisdom, and many cognitive abilities are honed throughout our lives. Wisdom and creativity continue to the end of life. However, even healthy aging is often accompanied by cognitive changes, it’s just a part of life’s challenges.
Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is the cumulative effect of aging on hearing. It is a progressive bilateral symmetrical age-related sensorineural hearing loss. The hearing loss is most marked at higher frequencies. Over time, the detection of high-pitched sounds becomes more difficult, and speech perception is affected, particularly of sibilants and fricatives. Both ears tend to be affected. The impact of presbycusis on communication depends on both the severity of the condition and the communication partner.

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Personalized Hearing Like Never Before

 

Beltone, a global leader in hearing aids, introduced the next level of hearing customization today with the HearPlus app developed for Apple Watch. Designed for simple on-the-go accessibility, the app gives hearing aid wearers new opportunities to personalize hearing aid settings directly from their wrists. Building on 75 years of innovation, Beltone’s HearPlus app for Apple Watch gives unprecedented control and freedom to people with hearing loss.

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Untreated Hearing Loss in Adults—A Growing National Epidemic

The statistics are alarming. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 36 million Americans have a hearing loss—this includes 17% of our adult population. The incidence of hearing loss increases with age. Approximately one third of Americans between ages 65 and 74 and nearly half of those over age 75 have hearing loss (NIDCD, 2010).

Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing older adults. Unfortunately, only 20% of those individuals who might benefit from treatment actually seek help. Most tend to delay treatment until they cannot communicate even in the best of listening situations.

Why such resistance?

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Musicians Run The Highest Risk of Hearing Loss

Musicians Run The Highest Risk of Hearing Loss | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
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According to German researchers, professional musicians are almost four times more likely to suffer noise-induced hearing loss than other people.

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1 in Every 5 Teen has at Least a Slight Hearing Loss

1 in Every 5 Teen has at Least a Slight Hearing Loss | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
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Interesting facts worth talking about with your teens.

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How we Hear

How we Hear | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
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Hearing is one of the five senses. It is a complex process of picking up sound and attaching meaning to it. The ability to hear is critical to understanding the world around us.


The human ear is a fully developed part of our bodies at birth and responds to sounds that are very faint as well as sounds that are very loud. Even before birth, infants respond to sound.


So, how do we hear?

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The Struggle of Background Noises with Hearing Aids

The Struggle of Background Noises with Hearing Aids | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
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Virtually all patients wearing hearing aids complain about background noise at one time or another. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely eliminate background noise. however, technology exists today to reduce distracting noise and allow you to focus better on the person you want to hear. Keep in mind that background noise is important to hear in order for the hearing aid user to be involved in their environment.

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Inspirational Quotes and Tips to Relax

Inspirational Quotes and Tips to Relax | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
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You have probably had someone tell you to "look on the bright side" or to "see the cup as half full." Chances are good that the people who make these comments are positive thinkers. Researchers are finding more and more evidence pointing to the many benefits of optimism and positive thinking.


Such findings suggest that not only are positive thinkers healthier and less stressed, they also have greater overall well-being.

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Jefferson Developing a Diverse Economy for 2016

Jefferson Developing a Diverse Economy for 2016 | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it

Jefferson, like many small towns in the south, has gradually made the transition from agriculture, to textiles, to a balance of commercial and industrial businesses. The City's leadership is now working to maintain Jefferson's small town character while strongly encouraging the development of a diverse economy that employs the growing local workforce.


Most people move to Jefferson for economic opportunity, its small town atmosphere, acceptance of newcomers and wholesome environment for raising a family. The Jefferson City School System is highly ranked, year after year, in terms of student achievement and SAT scores.


Gainesville Hearing Services serves the North Georgia region with a wide variety of audiology services and is proud to announce its expansion to the area. The Gainesville Hearing team hopes to see continued growth within the next couple of years in an ultimate effort to help more people with their hearing health care needs.


Another exciting new event for the surrounding area is the opening of first-of-its-kind, fully-accessible overnight camp for children and young adults with developmental disabilities will be brought to life by two universities and an organization devoted to helping those with disabilities.

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Gainesville Hearing Services has been North Georgia's hometown hearing expert for over 20 years. They provide quality, comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessment, to determine if a hearing problem exists and what intervention is necessary. Patients of all ages are welcome and Dr. Schorn-Bellows specializes in pediatric evaluations and care.


Gainesville Hearing also offers state of the art digital hearing aid products at affordable prices by working with several manufacturers in order to choose the best product for each individual. A full service hearing lab provides modifications and many in-house repairs. They also offer many assistive listening devices and provide custom earmold products for pilots, musicians, hunters and provide swim molds.


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How to find a good audiologist in Northeast Georgia

How to find a good audiologist in Northeast Georgia | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
Gainesville Hearing Services proudly serves the North Georgia region with a wide variety of Audiology services. Offering quality, state of the art digital hearing aid products at affordable prices. We work with several manufacturers in order to choose the best product for each individual...
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There is clear evidence that Georgia cities have grown at an exceptional rate over the past decade, particularly in and around Braselton and Buford in South Hall. That area is part of many local municipalities’ long-term growth strategies as new businesses and residents push north from metro Atlanta.

 

With this shift in population comes a greater demand for audiology services. Looking for a hearing healthcare practitioner in the Braselton area, or anywhere else, can be daunting, we know, but it doesn't have to be. Audiologists provide patients with services through state-of-the-art technology and exams. Licensed practitioners can determine your degree of hearing loss as well as ensure that the specific hearing aid device you use will be the best option for your condition.

 

Here are a few tips to make sure your experience with audiologists is a good one:

 

Ask for a referral - if you don’t know a friend or family member that has recently been to a hearing healthcare professional, ask your physician.

 

Check your insurance - some insurance providers require that you get a professional referral to an audiologist in order to cover the services, so make sure you check.

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Now Servicing Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson Counties

Now Servicing Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson Counties | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
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Gainesville Hearing Services has been North Georgia's hometown hearing expert for over 20 years. We provide quality, comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessments to determine if a hearing problem exists and what intervention is necessary.

 

The Georgia healthcare industry is rapidly growing and we are too, proudly announcing the expansion of our services to the Braselton and Jefferson areas. Along with the construction of a new medical complex in Braselton, we will be adding to the list of healthcare services available by being your trusted audiology experts for the area.

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Blog - What is an Audiogram?

Blog - What is an Audiogram? | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
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Hearing tests are usually carried out in an environment which is soundproofed from external noise. The person whose hearing is being tested listens to sounds transmitted by an audiologist and presses a button to signal when they have heard something. The results of the test are plotted on an audiogram.

 

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A Simple Guide to Cleaning your Hearing Aids

A Simple Guide to Cleaning your Hearing Aids | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it

Cleaning your hearing aids on a daily basis helps to ensure their performance, longevity, and saves money on repairs. Easy to fit into your nightly routine, these hearing aid cleaning tips will help you to reduce the amount of wax, debris, dust and other contaminants that could affect your technology.

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You Are Not Alone

 

Hearing loss is an epidemic in the U.S., with over 40 million sufferers. Two of the major causes are age-related and noise-related. With aging baby boomers and young people cranking up their headphones, the problem is only getting worse. 
That’s important for you to know if you are experiencing hearing loss- you are not alone.
Hearing loss occurs naturally as people get older, but it’s not just seniors who are affected. Changes to one’s hearing can begin to occur for many when they reach their 30s and 40s, and while approximately 30% of people over the age of 65 have some degree of hearing loss, more than 65% of those who experience hearing loss do so before retirement age.

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Hearing loss is an epidemic in the U.S., with over 40 million sufferers. Two of the major causes are age-related and noise-related. With aging baby boomers and young people cranking up their headphones, the problem is only getting worse. 
That’s important for you to know if you are experiencing hearing loss- you are not alone.
Hearing loss occurs naturally as people get older, but it’s not just seniors who are affected. Changes to one’s hearing can begin to occur for many when they reach their 30s and 40s, and while approximately 30% of people over the age of 65 have some degree of hearing loss, more than 65% of those who experience hearing loss do so before retirement age.

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Human Noise Impacts Ocean Life’s Hearing Abilities

 

The past two decades have seen a dramatic increase in concern regarding the impact of anthropogenic (human-made) noise on ocean life, particularly on the marine mammals. Shipping, seismic exploration, naval sonar activity, and recreational boating and fishing all contribute to ocean noise, and ocean noise has significantly increased over the past century.The past two decades have seen a dramatic increase in concern regarding the impact of anthropogenic (human-made) noise on ocean life, particularly on the marine mammals. Shipping, seismic exploration, naval sonar activity, and recreational boating and fishing all contribute to ocean noise, and ocean noise has significantly increased over the past century.

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The past two decades have seen a dramatic increase in concern regarding the impact of anthropogenic (human-made) noise on ocean life, particularly on the marine mammals. Shipping, seismic exploration, naval sonar activity, and recreational boating and fishing all contribute to ocean noise, and ocean noise has significantly increased over the past century.

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Hearing Loss Denial

Of the 26.7 million people over age 50 with a hearing impairment, only one in seven, a meager 14 percent, use a hearing aid.

 

The No. 1 thing I get from patients is ‘I hear what I want to hear,’ ” said Dr. Linda S. Remensnyder, an audiologist in Libertyville, Ill. “What they don’t understand is that in order to be fully engaged in life, you have to be fully engaged everywhere.”

 

The person with a hearing problem is often the last to notice it, because the change comes on gradually over years and starts subtly. Adults with hearing loss typically say, “I can hear just fine if people would just stop mumbling.”

 

They’re half right.

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8 Reasons Hearing Aids Improve your Quality of Life

8 Reasons Hearing Aids Improve your Quality of Life | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
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People affected with hearing loss, whether mild or severe, delay a decision to get hearing help because they are unaware of the fact that receiving early treatment for hearing loss has the potential to literally transform their lives. Research by the National Council on the Aging on more than 2,000 people with hearing loss as well as their significant others demonstrated that hearing aids clearly are associated with impressive improvements in the social, emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of people with hearing loss.

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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You are driving in your car, you listen to music. You get home and turn the TV or radio on, maybe not even to watch TV or listen to the radio, but just to have some background noise. You go in the kitchen and make yourself a smoothie, you take out the vacuum and clean your house; those dogs shed so much. Then you’re on your way to pick up your kid from school and get stuck in traffic; everyone is antsy and people start honking. It’s friday, your husband is watching the kids and you get the night out with your friends at a local bar. People are having fun, being loud; the music is loud, your friends scream in your ear to talk - you’re having a great time...

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Chronic Ear Infections

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Chronic ear infection is the result of an ear infection that has left a residual injury to the ear. This type of infection has been established as the cause of ear problems. Chronic ear infection (the technical diagnosis is chronic otitis media) symptoms depend upon whether or not there is involvement of the mastoid bone and whether there is a hole in the eardrum. In addition, the hearing level depends on whether or not there has been injury to the middle ear bones as well as the eardrum. There may be drainage, hearing impairment, tinnitus (head noise), dizziness, pain, or rarely, weakness of the face. Most often there is simply hearing loss, an uncomfortable feeling and occasionally some discharge.

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What are Cochlear Implants?

What are Cochlear Implants? | Gainesville GA Hearing Services | Scoop.it
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Cochlear implants are only recommended after the individual has tried the most powerful and appropriately fit hearing aids with no sufficient listening benefit. Cochlear implants are devices that are permanently implanted into the inner ear. They are used in the patient who cannot benefit from hearing aids.

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