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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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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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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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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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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 you’re soon due for a hearing test , then it might help you to learn that there are actually several different types of hearing tests that your audiologist will use in order to determine your level of hearing loss. Understanding the differences can be difficult if you haven’t researched it beforehand. This article will explain the different types of

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Hearing loss is a delicate subject, but it’s one that you cannot afford to ignore. After all, your ears are used on a 24/7 basis. As such, it’s important to gain a basic understanding of the issues regardless of whether you suffer from them. Like most people, you’re probably equipped with a whole series of questions. Here are some of

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It’s very easy to take your senses for granted. When you wake up in the morning, you probably don’t think about quite how amazing it is that you can see the sun rising and hear the birds tweeting. As you get older, it’s common to experience hearing loss, but this process can be accelerated if you don’t take good care

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Ears are self-cleaning, but you might find that at a certain point there is an issue with your ears that need resolving. This is typically due to a build-up of wax in your ear. When your ears are operating as they should, this wax is pushed out naturally. You will often find that it drips onto your pillow while you

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