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When it comes to practicing health maintenance, we all know that there are regular screening tests that we should attend: eye tests, for example, should take place every two years, while other forms of tests have longer – or shorter – recommended gaps between appointments. However, for most people, hearing tests simply don’t fit into this familiar health maintenance schedule.

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As far as technological advancements in healthcare go, hearing aids have been a revelation. The ability to create a device that allows a person the ability to hear again is revolutionary. They are excellent little devices that helps those with hearing loss to regain some of their senses back, and enables them to live happier and more productive lives. The

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Hearing loss is a common problem among those that are exposed to loud noises as part of their occupation or seniors in their later years. There are many causes of hearing loss and it’s difficult to list them all, which is why it’s vital that you visit an audiologist if you’re interested in getting a professional diagnosis to see how

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Hearing aids need proper care if you want to ensure they don't break or have any problems. They're designed to last a while, but they can still be vulnerable to damage. Various things can damage your hearing aids, from temperature fluctuations and moisture to leaving batteries in when you're not using them. If you care for them properly, you can

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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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