Hearing Health Blog

You know what to expect at an eye exam, a physical and a handful of other medical tests. But are you familiar with what happens at a hearing test? How does it differ in children and adults? A hearing test involves several distinct examinations of your ears and hearing. Hearing testing in adults If your last hearing test was decades

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Assistive listening devices (ALDs) can also be called “assistive technology.” ALDs are any sort of instrument that aids someone who is losing his or her hearing. ALDs can also help those who have a speech disorder or who otherwise have trouble communicating. An assistive listening device works by helping the user understand words being said or hear the spoken words

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Tinnitus is classified as a ringing or buzzing that occurs in the ear. For some this sound is constant while for others it is intermittent. For some the sound is very loud while for others it is quiet and can only be heard when it is silent. For some the sound is very high pitched and for others it is

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Children are normally dependent on their parents or guardians for making the right health choices for them. Whether it is food, lifestyle, exercise or healthcare, it’s the adults that help out the children in maintaining excellent health. This puts enormous responsibility on the adults to do thorough research and make smart decisions for their beloved young ones. A very important

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Are cotton swabs your guilty pleasure? If you love to covertly mine your ear for wax using a cotton tip, then think again. You could be ramming the wax deeper into the ear canal, which has the potential to dampen your hearing or even cause tinnitus. But don’t despair; you don’t have to give up ear cleaning altogether. Get a

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Picking the right medical professional, of any kind, for you is sometimes a very hard task to undertake. You must and need to make sure that they are there for you and understand your wants and needs. You need to make sure they are open and available to you. Here are a few tips to think about when trying to

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No matter how severe your hearing loss is, there’s a hearing aid built to cater to your hearing needs according to your lifestyle. These hearing aids vary from economical and run of the mill models (that simply accentuate the sound), to higher end models with features such as a wireless technology. However, before you decide on a hearing aid, you’ll

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The hearing aid fitting — an appointment made after the type and degree of hearing loss has been diagnosed and you’ve ordered your hearing aids — is an exciting appointment. This will be your first opportunity to try on your hearing aids to see (or hear!) and understand how they work. The fitting process During a hearing aid fitting your

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After a successive hearing exam and hearing aid fitting , you might think your done visiting the audiologist’s office. Actually, they’ll want to see you again within a week or two of your initial fitting – this time, to make sure your hearing aids are functioning well and meeting your needs. Even if you’re satisfied with the fitting and training

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Following your initial appointment and the results of your hearing test, it was determined that you would benefit from hearing aids. After you and your audiologist discussed the various types of hearing aids available, you made a choice based upon design and budget. Your next appointment prepares you to wear hearing aids. Here is what to expect at a hearing

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