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Finding an audiologist is an important step when it comes to taking control of your hearing health. Before settling on an audiologist that’s simply the closest to you, put some research into finding the right candidates to fit your needs. Curious how to tell if an audiologist is the right one for you? Consider asking these four questions when determining

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If you’re one of the 50 million Americans who have been diagnosed with tinnitus , you probably already know there’s no one singular treatment for the issue. That’s because tinnitus isn’t actually a condition in and of itself. Rather, it is a symptom of some greater issue, such as hearing loss, cardiovascular disease or jaw deformities, like temporomandibular joint disorder.

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Are you curious about the state of your hearing? Of course a hearing test is the gold standard by which your ability to hear a range of rounds is measured. But what exactly is the audiologist measuring, and what actually happens during the hearing exam? Let’s sound it out exactly so that you better understand the results. Physical exam No, this isn’t

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Hearing aids are highly beneficial devices that can dramatically enhance a person’s ability to hear. However, hearing aids are also very delicate and can be expensive. Because of this, it is a good idea to know how to maintain your hearing aids well, so that you can reduce the chances of needing a repair . Here are some great tips

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Ready for your first audiology appointment ? If you’re like many, going to an appointment with an audiologist can be intimidating, mainly because many people do not understand what goes on during the visit. Understanding what occurs during your first appointment with an audiologist can help reduce anxiety and provide peace of mind knowing that you’re not getting yourself into

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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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