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These Delicious Side Dishes Are Good for Your Blood Sugar and Your Hearing

According to the National Institutes of Health, those with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss. Because we’re deep into the grilling months, we’re offering a couple of delicious diabetes-friendly side-dish recipes for your next cookout that will tickle taste buds, turn heads, and take it easy on your blood sugar.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients (serves 12) Stuffing

6 oz Mexican chorizo sausage ½ cup onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (11 oz) whole-kernel corn, drained 2 oz low-fat cream cheese ¼ cup fat-free sour cream ½ tsp salt

  Remaining ingredients

2 slices whole-wheat bread 24 stuffer mushroom caps (or large, de-stemmed mushrooms)

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°. Cook de-cased chorizo, onion, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat for 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain chorizo mixture and pat dry with paper towels. Combine chorizo mixture and corn …

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Tips for communicating through hearing loss

Simple Tips for Communicating Through Hearing Loss

Arizona Restaurant Week is an ideal time to hit the town with friends and loved ones. So don’t let a packed and noisy restaurant keep you from enjoying the experience! Here are a few tips to keeping those crucial lines of communication open.

Often the greatest toll hearing loss takes is on the relationships and experiences we share with our loved ones. When one is unable to hear, their ability to communicate in our highly verbal society is frequently impaired. They may miss crucial contextual cues in conversations and feel left out, or they might not realize their spouse is trying to get their attention. These seem like minor problems, but over time they gradually build into a wedge of frustration that can drive people apart. This often saddles those suffering from hearing loss with feelings of isolation, loneliness, and depression.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that …

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Better hearing starts with better practices

Our Commitment to You

It’s our job, passion, and commitment to you to help you hear your best, allowing you to reconnect and enjoy what matters most. When we talk about you being your best, it’s essential that we make sure we’re doing ours. So what does the best in hearing care mean to us and, in turn, to you?

We love the Pemco Insurance slogan, “We’re a lot like you. A little different.” Here are the top ways we feel we are, well, a little different from the other hearing care providers out there. This difference is key to helping you hear your best now and in the years to come.

We’re local. We are locally owned and operated. We are part of your community and proud of it! We are focused on you. We take the time to understand the way you live, your personal hearing needs, and your better-hearing goals. A …

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Five Ways Better Hearing Can Help Your Career

What Successful Business Traits Do You Possess

When you made the choice to improve your hearing, you also made the choice to improve your life — which includes your career and earnings. A study from the Better Hearing Institute reported that hearing aid use reduces the risk of losing income by 90 to 100 percent for those with mild hearing loss and by 65 to 77 percent for those with moderate to severe hearing loss.

Treating hearing loss can reduce the likelihood of hearing-related income loss and increase the likelihood of perks you may not have considered. Take a look at just a handful of the ways that better hearing can help you in your career.

It improves your workplace communication.

Almost all employees (95 percent) who suspect they have a hearing loss but have not sought treatment believe their untreated hearing loss impacts their job performance in at least …

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Hearing — and Understanding — the World Around You Takes More Than Your Ears

Hearing — and Understanding — the World Around You Takes More Than Your Ears

In a noisy, crowded room, your brain can pick up subtle parts of speech and automatically arrange them into useful thoughts. Ever wondered how this miraculous feat happens? Well, new research brings us closer to understanding just that.

Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin were able to pinpoint the regions of the brain responsible for processing each individual sound that makes up human speech. What enters our ears as a flood of sound is automatically processed and sorted into consonants, vowels, pauses, and pitches, or what we know as language. We don’t think about it, we just do it — and it’s impressive how that complex task is performed instantaneously, thousands of times each day.

Known as phonemes, these syllables, breaks, and intonations are meaningless on their own, yet amazingly, the brain is able to arrange them into patterns it recognizes as speech, even in noisy environments with …

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