Hearing Health Blog

According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, one in eight people in the United States has hearing loss in both ears, based on standard hearing tests . In context: that’s 13 percent of the population, or roughly 30 million individuals. Hearing loss symptoms Hearing exams are powerful tools and methods used by audiologists and other hearing

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As more of the American population ages, hearing loss is becoming more prevalent, pushing more individuals to make contact with a hearing healthcare professional, such as an audiologist – often for the very first time. If you’re one of the 48 million Americans suffering from hearing loss and you’ve never seen an audiologist, it’s perfectly normal to find it daunting

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Perhaps it’s becoming more difficult to hear conversation in a restaurant or with family and friends. Or maybe your primary care provider has suggested you see an audiologist . If you think you may have hearing issues, it’s a good idea to have your hearing examined. What happens at a hearing test? There are several stages to the exam to

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If you have concerns that you or your loved one may be experiencing hearing loss, you should plan to get your hearing tested as soon as possible. Hearing impairment can have a negative impact on every aspect of a person’s work and social life if it is left untreated. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to social anxiety, depression and

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Just like eyeglasses or a new pair of shoes, the fit of your hearing aids is one of the most important aspects of the hearing aid process. A hearing aid fitting usually takes about an hour or so and when it’s finished, you will hear things differently! There isn’t too much involved in preparing for your fitting. Here are some

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Like all technology, hearing aids will eventually cease to work as well as they used to on day one. This degradation in quality is due to many factors, including how well one maintains their hearing aids, how active or demanding one’s lifestyle is and how advanced the technology in the aids is. Signs that hearing aids need repair include: Intermittent

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The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) states that more than one in 10 people ages six to 19 have already experienced permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss in that age-range is usually caused by exposure to loud noise. There are a number of sources of noise, but there are also very easy and practical ways to prevent noise from

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Whether it’s caused by pollen, grass or pet dander, allergies can make you miserable with itchy and watery eyes and a runny nose. But did you know that allergies can also affect hearing? Ears can get stuffy and itchy too, leading to a temporary hearing loss . Structure of the ear Your ear has three parts: the outer ear, the

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Tinnitus is sometimes called ringing in the ears. The word comes from the Latin verb tinnire, which means to tinkle or ring. Tinnitus isn’t always a ringing sound. Some people describe the noise as: Whirring Chirping Buzzing Hissing Whistling and of course Ringing. With tinnitus, you perceive a noise that isn’t in the external environment. Tinnitus is a symptom that

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Are you concerned about the possibility of hearing loss? If you are reading this article, the answer is probably, “yes.” It doesn’t matter if it is your own hearing loss or the hearing loss of a family member or loved one that concerns you. If you think there is a possibility of hearing loss, the first step is to have

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