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Hearing aids are innovative devices, which can have incredible benefits for those who suffer from hearing loss. If you’ve been advised to consider wearing hearing aids by your audiologist, you may have heard them talking about earmolds . Earmolds are components of a hearing aid, which fit inside either the bowl of the ear, known as the concha or the

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Appointments to get your hearing aid fitted aren’t the same as other health appointments that you may have experienced in the past. Firstly, you may never have had hearing aids before and so may feel apprehensive about what you’re about to experience. Secondly, this is an appointment that is going to see you leave with a drastically improved quality of

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As any audiologist will tell you, the reality for most people when it comes to cleaning their ears is that there is no need. Your ears are actually incredibly efficient at self-cleaning – all that wax that tumbles out from time to time is just your ear’s way of getting rid of debris and dirt. And if you are in

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Your hearing aid fitting can be a truly transformative time in your life. The change is immediate, you will be able to hear sounds that you might never have picked up on since before your hearing loss. While this is all positive, it can also be overwhelming, so it’s important to prepare for an adjustment phase when you first start

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Following your hearing test , your audiologist will likely show you a chart: an audiogram. An audiogram is a visual representation of your hearing loss, and one that will be instrumental in deciding what type of hearing aid may be right for you - but there’s no denying it’s confusing. To the untrained eye, audiograms look like nonsense; lots of

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Hearing aids are important devices, but they’re also small and can be very fragile. If they’re dropped, then it could shatter the plastic casing or, even worse, damage some of the components inside. They’re electronic devices and are vulnerable to physical damage despite their hard shells. But how common are hearing aid repairs ? More than you think. There are

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You may not be aware of how sensitive your hearing is to loud noises. Hearing can actually be damaged fairly easily , whether it’s from constant exposure to loud noise or one incredibly loud burst. Anything over 80 decibels can potentially damage your hearing, particularly if you are constantly exposed to the source. This means that various people could be

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There are a great many health conditions that we experience as we go through life, but the most common ones affect your sight and your hearing. Tinnitus is known in the colloquial sense as a ‘ringing in the ears,’ but it can also be known as buzzing, hissing and a low-level background noise that just won’t go away. Tinnitus is

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When earwax builds up in your ears, it can be irritating, uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. Most earwax is beneficial and harmless, but some people do experience a buildup of earwax to the point that it blocks the ear. This is known as an impaction. Beyond affecting your hearing, it can cause pain, dizziness, tinnitus and even possibly ear infections. There

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If your audiologist believes that you would benefit from wearing hearing aids , they may recommend specific types to you based on your individual needs. There are various types of hearing aid, and it’s always beneficial to explore the options available to you, gather as much information about the different kinds of hearing aids and ask questions before making a

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