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By, Kevin Kock, AuD Since the start of COVID, many patients and families have been saying the same thing: “I cannot understand you with that mask on!” As a licensed audiologist, my response is that masks cover up visual cues (i.e. reading lips or facial expressions) that some people rely on. Not only do masks cover up people’s lips, there

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Q: My mother has Alzheimer’s and hearing loss. Would it be a good idea for her to get hearing aids? A: Anyone with hearing loss should consider hearing aids. If a member of your family has Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia (Lewy Body, Parkinson’s, etc.) there is research that indicates hearing aids can promote continued social engagement which

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