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The time has come: After having enough people tell you they think you have hearing loss, you’re gearing up for your first visit to an audiologist . The first appointment with an audiologist can make anyone anxious, but it doesn’t have to. Taking some time to prepare yourself by making a list of questions can help you feel better walking

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How does one really prepare for a hearing test ? Is there actually a right or wrong way to do so? These are both very good questions and no there really is no right or wrong way just as long as you do and prepare in a way that works best for you. Each and every person is different. No

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As a parent, it’s scary to consider the effects of a hearing impairment on your child’s development and future. With modern treatment options provided by an audiologist , children with hearing conditions don’t have to suffer from developmental delays, endangered safety or living with less than adequate hearing. Many people visiting an audiologist’s office with their child have never experienced

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Congratulations! Scheduling a hearing test is the first step on the path to better hearing. You can prepare and get the most out of the appointment by bearing these five simple steps in mind. 1. Colds and flu You know how your hearing is often muffled when you have a cold or flu? This is because the tubes connecting your

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When you’re searching for an audiologist , the choices can seem endless. If you don’t know someone who has personally seen an audiologist, you may not know where to find one. The internet is a wonderful place to start, but it’s crucial you know what to look for in order to find the right audiologist. 1. Visit the audiologist’s website

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Do you know that normal, healthy ears are self-cleaning? If you’re shaking your head in disbelief because yet again your earbuds are gummed up with earwax, then you probably don’t agree. But your ears actually use earwax to keep dust, debris and bacteria from getting deep into your canals and causing hearing or auditory problems. For those who feel the

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In today’s market, there are many types of hearing aids to choose from. Not only do styles and technology vary, but so too do cost, size, placement and special features. Without help, navigating the world of hearing aids can be confusing. As such, if you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, it is important to converse with your audiologist. They

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The human ear has a miraculous way of working. Containing some of the tiniest bones and the thinnest membranes, this organ makes it possible for us to stand, walk, balance, hear and talk. Not only does it contribute to giving us a true sense of the world around us, but it also helps maintain the equilibrium of the human body

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If your hearing aid has stopped working, there’s no need to panic – or rush to an audiologist ’s office (at least not yet). While hearing aid repairs are necessary from time to time, there are a number of things you can try first. Even if you don’t know everything about your hearing aid, there are several easy things you

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Once you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss and the audiologist has recommended hearing aids, you’ll want to schedule a hearing aid fitting appointment. The hearing aid fitting appointment is just as important as selecting the right device. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why it is important and necessary for not only you, but also your hearing

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You’ve probably been told since you were little to keep your ears clean. Oddly enough, it doesn’t take much effort to actually keep your ears clean because they do it on their own! So if that’s the case, do you actually need to clean your ears? If so, what should you do? What should you not do? Let’s take a

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No one wants to suffer from hearing loss but, unfortunately, many people fail to take the proper steps throughout their lives to avoid this condition. Instead of finding yourself with failing hearing later in life, take the necessary steps now to avoid future health problems. Use earplugs One of the easiest ways to help prevent hearing loss is by investing

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Healthy ears produce earwax . It’s normal and actually beneficial for a number of reasons. Earwax is produced by the body to keep the ears lubricated, to protect the skin in the ear canals and as an antibacterial and antifungal barrier to harmful debris entering the ear. It’s produced in the ear canal and works its way outwards to the

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If you were asked how to find an audiologist , would you know how to answer? Based on surveys, many people would say they didn’t know, they’d ask their doctor or maybe they’d Google it. Unfortunately, some physicians don’t interact with audiologists, and internet searches don’t always turn up reliable sources. No wonder an increasing number of people are turning

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People who wear hearing aids are familiar with earmolds and their function. However, it’s not that common a word among those of us unfamiliar with or just learning about hearing aids. An earmold, in most cases, is what holds the hearing aid in place. It’s usually custom-made and specifically shaped for one wearer. While earmolds are most commonly used in

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A lot of us know the tenants to good overall health: a moderate diet filled with fruits, vegetables and lean meat, daily exercise, lots of water and good sleep. We even know how to take care of certain parts of the body: eat Omega-3 fatty acids for brain health, engage in yoga for mental and physical health and read or

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Most people assume that hearing loss is a condition for the aging population. However, the fact is, hearing loss isn’t limited to older individuals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between two and three of every 1,000 children in the U.S. are born deaf or with some degree of hearing loss. Even more children will develop

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An audiologist does more than just evaluate hearing and fit hearing aids. Audiologists have an advanced degree (most hold a Doctor of Audiology degree, and Au.D.) and not only check hearing, but also treat balance disorders, auditory nerve function issues, ringing of the ears (tinnitus) and more. If you’re having trouble hearing the TV or some conversations, it may be

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You wash your face, brush your teeth and were reminded to wash behind your ears. But when it comes to inside your ears, it may be a bit of a surprise to learn that you should not use cotton swabs. In fact, cotton swabs are not meant to be inserted into the ear canal. Cleaning your ears properly involves allowing

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Despite the fact that hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States today, many people disregard minor problems with their ears and do not know when they should be seeing an audiologist . Audiologists are highly qualified professionals who specialize in all aspects of ear health, hearing loss prevention and treatment. Because hearing health is

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