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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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Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Many of us associate hearing loss with aging, but getting older is not the only contributor to deterioration. Several everyday activities can harm hearing. In this guide, we’ll explore common hazards and offer tips to help you protect your hearing.  Everyday activities that can harm hearing There are some obvious examples of exposure to loud […]

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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 […]

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Age-related Hearing Loss Is Often Untreated

Hearing loss can happen in many different ways. However, there is no denying that a lot of people end up experiencing hearing loss because of the natural aging process. Nevertheless, one worrying thing about this type of hearing loss is that it is often untreated. Known as presbycusis, age-related hearing loss impacts older adults. The […]

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What Are the Features of a Modern Hearing Test?

If you suspect you may have hearing loss, it is a good idea to identify it as early as possible. More than 15% of Americans experience hearing loss at some point in their lives; it can affect anyone. Although most do live full and active lives, it can sometimes lead to more serious medical problems […]

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Why are People with Hearing Loss More Prone to Dementia?

By the time adults reach their seventies, nearly two-thirds experience some degree of hearing loss. Studies show that adults with hearing loss have a higher susceptibility to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders.  Why is this, and what can we do to prevent it? A study of nearly 2,000 older adults showed that those […]

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What Happens During an Audiologist Appointment?

If you’re someone who is currently going through a few issues regarding his or her hearing, then it may be time to speak to a professional. Thankfully, there will be an audiologist area who will be at hand to fix or hinder any hearing problem that is rearing its ugly face.  When it comes to […]

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What are the Best Earplugs to Wear at Concerts?

Attending concerts is one of the popular pastimes of people across the country. Whether it’s a folk concert or a rock gig, or a festival with hundreds of different actors, you might love spending time with your friends, letting loose on the dance floor, soaking up the atmosphere and listening to your favorite artists performing […]

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Are Cotton Swabs Bad for Your Ears?

We have all heard that cotton swabs are bad for our ears, but is this really true? Surely if care is taken and we don’t penetrate too far, there should be little reason for us not to reach for the packet of cotton swabs that we keep in our cupboards at home.  Well, here’s the […]

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Can Hearing be Regained?

When people first experience hearing loss, they’re eager to know whether their hearing function can be regained. In most cases, the cause of your hearing loss will determine what treatment is appropriate and whether you can regain your natural hearing function.  In order to assess the extent of your hearing loss and the cause of […]