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Hearing Aids vs Cochlear Implants

Hearing loss can affect people at any stage of life. Some people are affected by age-related hearing loss, others by noise-induced hearing loss and others still are affected by congenital hearing loss from birth. There are two devices to treat the condition hearing aids and cochlear implants.  Cochlear implants and hearing aids are very different. […]

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What To Know before Buying Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids have made headlines recently because of the new FDA ruling on them and their designed usage. Selecting a hearing aid is an important step in your journey to better hearing, so it’s critical you find the best device for you. When considering OTC hearing aids, it’s crucial to understand their capabilities, […]

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6 Ways to Get Used to Hearing Aids

If you’ve never used hearing aids before, it might take some time for you to become acclimated to them. With all the new noises and sensations that your brain has forgotten in previous years, you’re also learning how they function. You should not hesitate to contact your audiologist between sessions if you have any questions […]

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What Level of Hearing Loss Requires the Use of a Hearing Aid?

There are several different types, shapes and sizes of hearing aids on the market, each with its own set of features. Some people might find one type of hearing aid more comfortable or effective than another. Therefore, it is essential to work with an audiologist to find the best type of hearing aid for your […]

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How Can I Make My Hearing Aids More Comfortable?

Few people like the idea of losing their hearing. That’s why most people put a lot of effort into making sure their ears are as protected as possible. That normally revolves around avoiding loud noises for prolonged periods. There could come a point where you start experiencing hearing loss, however. That isn’t something you’ll see […]

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What Is It Like To Wear A Hearing Aid?

Wearing a hearing aid is not as easy as it may seem. Many people who wear them must make some adjustments to get used to wearing one. One of the most challenging adjustments for most patients is how the device changes their voice and makes them sound different from others around them.  Why Do You […]

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How to Keep Your Hearing Aids Working Their Best

Hearing aids are convenient devices that correct hearing impairments of different intensities. Similar to other electronic devices, they are advanced medical devices that are complex with relatively short lifespans. After receiving your hearing aids from your audiologist, it will be necessary to adopt habits that will keep your hearing aids in excellent and durable conditions […]

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Are Hearing Aid Fittings Important?

Hearing aid fittings are an important part of treating hearing loss. If you have been encouraged to start using hearing aids, or you are replacing old hearing aids, your audiologist will organize a fitting. In this guide, we’ll discuss why hearing aid fittings are beneficial and what to expect when you have your appointment. What […]