Hearing Health Blog

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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It can take a little while to get to know your new hearing aids. Many modern devices come with a variety of setting and functions, so try not to get frustrated if you can’t figure it all out right away. If your hearing aid is not working as you expect it to, or something goes wrong, read the five common

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Visiting an audiologist for the first few times can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect. Once you’ve made it through the initial consultation, hearing tests and have selected your device, it will be time to schedule your hearing aid fitting. This will be quite a lengthy appointment compared to some of the others you have had so

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Do you think you could be experiencing hearing loss? There are a number of symptoms and signs when it comes to hearing loss, but it can be difficult to identify them all yourself. We’ve got the most common six signs you need to get your hearing tested ! 1. Asking people to repeat themselves If you find that you need

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