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Let’s be honest: Hearing devices are expensive. Who hasn’t been tempted to save money by cutting corners? After all, one hearing device is much like another – right? Wrong. Think of a hearing aid as an investment not only in your hearing health, but in your physical and mental well-being. Saving on the initial outlay may seem appealing but it

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Tinnitus is subjective in most cases. Before one can begin treatment for tinnitus, trained professionals in the hearing health business must do several things. To diagnose and treat tinnitus, there are specific evaluations done. What tests are needed to diagnose tinnitus? Most hearing health providers have the clinical tools and processes to do a proper testing. The first in this

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Are you one of those people who find buying gifts a daunting task? Do you often get confused and bewildered at the options available in the market? Do you find yourself wondering whether the gift you will buy would be useful?  Well, buying gifts is definitely not an easy task and it gets even more difficult if you have to

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It’s a common — and quite likely damaging — myth that says we should use Q-Tips for cleaning out our ears . While cotton swabs are great for wiping in between the keys of your computer, cleaning out scrapes or cuts or applying make up in some new fangled way, the tiny cotton-ended sticks should remain out of your ears

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Audiologists are highly trained hearing specialists who are qualified to advise you on all aspects of living with hearing loss, from assistive hearing devices to counselling, hearing protection and techniques you can use to cope with the everyday challenges posed by your hearing loss. With so much to cover, it can be easy to forget many important questions when your

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While two percent of adults aged 45-54 have disabling hearing loss, and eight percent of adults between the ages of 55-64 have disabling hearing loss, the condition isn’t limited to the elderly. In fact, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, about two or three out of every 1,000 children in the U.S. are born with

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Like most specialized health care providers, audiologists are important, but majorities of people aren’t really sure of what they do. In fact, it’s often not until you have hearing issues and need to speak with an audiologist that their role becomes clear. To help you get to understand audiologists better, here is a list of the roles and responsibilities that

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This article covers some commonly asked questions about

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Everyone has done it. You have thousand-and-one questions to ask and then they fly out of your head. When having a hearing test plan ahead by reading our top 10 questions that cover all the options. #1: Can I bring a friend along? During the consultation, you might not remember everything that’s said to you. Having an extra pair of

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Having trouble with your hearing aid? If you hearing device is playing up, it may need professional attention. However, whether it’s static feedback or loss of volume, avoid an unnecessary trip to the audiologist’s office by first checking out these basic steps. Check for trapped wax The small size of modern hearing devices means they are tiny tubes and small

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There are many tell-tale signs of hearing loss: a loud television set, constantly saying “what?” during conversations, an inability to distinguish individual sounds in noisy settings like restaurants and coffee shops. Untreated hearing loss can lead to cognitive decline, isolation and depression, not to mention frustration in personal relationships when communication falters. With more than 48 million Americans suffering from

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Ears are small and highly important parts of our bodies. They not only allow us to hear but also help us keep ourselves balanced. Without them, we would be deaf and have trouble keeping ourselves straight. A pretty big deal, right? But what is inside an ear? How do the ears work? What are the different parts of the auditory

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If you have hearing loss, who should you turn to for help? The good news is there are a variety of hearing care professionals ready to help you start your journey to better hearing. Audiologists are one of these professionals. Let’s start at the beginning. If you become aware your hearing isn’t what it once was and you are in

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Unless you have a fully waterproof hearing aid , submerging it in water is a very bad idea – but a very easy mistake to make. Maybe you rationalized that just wading in knee-deep water wouldn’t be a problem or maybe you completely forgot to take it out in your excitement to jump into the coolness of a crystal-clear pool.

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With the advancement in the medical world, the treatments available for any particular condition have increased. When it comes to hearing loss, individuals have several types of hearing aids available to treat their condition! While all hearing aids serve the same function and help those with a hearing deficiency hear better, different hearing aids come with different functions. Apart from

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When it comes to cleaning your ears there aren’t many steps to keep them in optimal shape. By producing earwax, your ears actually help keep themselves healthy. The wax your ears produce is how they clean themselves. Wax helps to remove dust and debris that may have entered your ear. It also helps to keep bacteria and infections from entering

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If you’re suffering from hearing loss, it may be time to see an audiologist and possibly purchase a hearing aid. Having to wear a hearing aid can be the cause of some anxiety for many people. It brings on a lot of emotions such as anticipation and stress. If you are considering purchasing a hearing aid or need to update

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Hearing aids are small very sophisticated technological devices that do exactly what they say. They aid in hearing. Hearing aids cannot restore lost hearing but they can help you make the most of the hearing you have. There are many types and models of hearing aids made by many companies. But they all basically have the same parts and work

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Depending on the type of hearing aid you decide to purchase, an earmold impression may need to be taken. Do not be afraid. There is nothing scary about having an impression taken. It may feel a little bit weird or slightly awkward, but it will only last for a few minutes and then you are done. What does the process

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