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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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Cotton swabs seem pretty harmless, which is probably why many people ignore the advice of hearing health care professions who advise against using them to clean your ears . After all, they’re not sharp and they’re tipped with cotton; how could they be harmful? There are four reasons to avoid cotton swabs when cleaning your ears. 1. Eardrum damage Contrary

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You’re sneezing, have itchy eyes and a watery nose. It’s allergy season! Allergies can affect more than your eyes and nose, your ears can also suffer. If you have itchy ears, swelling or that feeling of fullness in your ears, there’s a good chance you are experiencing how allergies impact hearing . What causes allergies? A simple example of an

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How do you know you have a hearing loss ? This is a very common question that is asked daily by many people. Consider these questions: Do you find yourself constantly asking for people to speak up? Do you have more problems hearing women or children, those with high pitched voices, speak as opposed to men, those with low pitched

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In this day and age, where do you find an audiologist that meets your hearing needs and you feel you can be comfortable with and trust? Finding an audiologist isn’t difficult, but finding the right audiologist is worth the research and time. Hearing loss can leave you feeling vulnerable, but a good audiologist understands your concerns and will partner with

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Cleaning your ears is a simple task that takes just a minute or two. But there are right ways and wrong ways to clean your ears to best remove earwax and prevent injury or wax impaction. These ear cleaning do’s and don’ts will help keep your ears healthy. Don’t: Use cotton swabs You may have done a double take when

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When it comes to your ears, many worry they need to clean them daily or at the very least weekly. This is a common misconception and bad marketing by some companies. Your ears, simply put, do not need to be cleaned because your ears maintain themselves. Yes, you read that correctly, your ears clean themselves. How you may ask? Your

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Most of the sounds that we encounter in our day-to-day lives are at safe levels and will not damage our hearing. However, excessively loud sounds can be harmful to our ears, even when exposed for a short period of time. The saying “it's so quiet, you can hear a pin drop” is a real goal for the more than 10 million

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Ear cleaning is a tricky topic. Just like any other part of your body, it’s important to keep your ears clean and free of bacteria. The tricky part is that your ears are designed to self-clean using the substance we all too often try to remove: earwax. Earwax isn’t the dirt you should be trying to remove from your ears;

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Ears can be a tricky place to clean. Even though they are technically inside of our bodies, we have somewhat easy access to them. However, ears are sensitive and there is a correct way to clean them. Here are some basic tips on the dos and don’ts of ear cleaning . The dos of ear cleaning Do try baby oil

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