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If you have never had a hearing test before, your first one can seem daunting. You're not sure what to expect, and perhaps you're even wondering if it will hurt. Arming yourself with the knowledge of what will happen during your hearing test will help you feel reassured and less apprehensive about what's coming. There are several elements to a

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With all the technological advances we’ve seen in the last several years, you may be wondering why you can’t just pick up a pair of hearing aids and begin using them just like “plug and play” software. Is a hearing aid fitting necessary? There’s a lot involved in the answer. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to make

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If you have hearing loss, there are a number of things you can do. While most individuals put off seeking treatment for hearing loss they may be experiencing, it’s important to your quality of life, cognitive health and social life to address any issues you might be having. If you’re ready to take the plunge into hearing health, consider scheduling

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Although hearing aids are designed to function well and to last for five to seven years before needing replacement, they can still malfunction at times. If your hearing aid is not working properly , it’s crucial to troubleshoot problems or get them repaired as soon as possible. Here are some of the top problems that may occur with your hearing

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Are you concerned you may have hearing loss and aren’t sure where to start? Consider locating a hearing instrument specialist in your area and scheduling an appointment to have your hearing evaluated. Hearing instrument specialists have an incredible amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to helping individuals with hearing loss find the right device for their needs, wants,

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If you have hearing loss and if you make the decision to purchase hearing aids , then you could potentially experience tremendous benefits by getting them. However, when you are in the selection process, it is important to make sure that you do not make a quick decision, and that you consider all of the relevant variables. Here are some

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Despite the fact that hearing aids are significantly more robust and reliable than previous versions or predecessors, many devices still have the occasional problem. Most hearing aid issues are caused by preventable issues, such as exposure to excess moisture, earwax or heat. Should either of your hearing aids begin to malfunction, consider following the troubleshooting guide. Common symptoms, causes and

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Tinnitus can be very annoying, but determining the cause of one’s tinnitus does not have to be. There are many things that can cause tinnitus. It could be environmental or it could be medical, but whatever the cause knowing it is the first step in treating it. Aging: unfortunately as we get older things just don’t seem to work as

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Hearing aid technology has changed radically in the last 15 years. There are now so many features, options and styles available it can be confusing. The best hearing aid for you might not be the same as the best hearing aid for your neighbor or friend. The amount and type of hearing loss you have as well as your lifestyle,

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So what does a hearing instrument specialist (HIS) really do? Do you really need one as part of your hearing healthcare team? Simply put, a HIS is the right professional to seek when hearing aids are needed. Hearing instrument specialists are incredibly knowledgeable and stay up-to-date with the latest hearing solutions and technology. Because many people suffering from hearing loss

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You depend on your hearing aids every day and it’s scary to think about potential problems. If you’re taking good care of your units, the likelihood of big problems should be rather slim. However, sometimes accidents happen and repairs are necessary. Here are a few things to know about hearing aid repairs . 1. You might be able to do

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Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? You stand up and hear a ringing in your ear You hear a buzzing or whistling noise 30 minutes after taking a medication You have difficulty hearing conversation but hear a constant chirping noise You have jaw issues and complain of constant buzzing in your ears If you said yes to any of

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Hearing aids are tiny marvels of modern engineering. These digital devices use small computers, microphones and amplifiers to help you hear better. Once you start wearing hearing aids, you won’t be able to imagine life without them. That’s why it’s important to regularly clean them and protect them from excess heat, cold and moisture. If disaster strikes and your hearing

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Most people who wear hearing aids know to take good care of their devices. While many of the dos are routine, such as daily cleaning, removal of the battery and proper storage, some key tips for maintaining the longevity of your hearing aids aren’t as obvious. 1. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures​​​​​​​ A hearing aid can be damaged when exposed

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Tinnitus is a ringing or swooshing sound in the ear or ears. It’s estimated that more than 45 million people suffer from tinnitus, which is more common in males, those over 60, and people who have been exposed to loud noises. Tinnitus can range from annoying to debilitating. There is no cure, but there are several treatments for tinnitus. Hearing

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