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Statistics show that nearly 48 million people in the U.S. have some form of hearing loss. The proportion of people with hearing loss is higher above the age of 65 years. Even though the prevalence of hearing loss is greater in older adults, children and young adults aren’t safe from it either. In fact, 15 percent of children and teenagers

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With continually advancing technology, it has become easier to take advantage of most electronic devices. With the push of a button or the flick of a switch, we’re able to enjoy a plethora of new and exciting experiences. Hearing aids are one of these many devices; the small electronic instruments amplify sound, allowing those suffering from hearing loss to lead

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Of the 48 million Americans for whom hearing is a daily challenge, many will be traveling throughout the holiday season to visit loved ones and friends across the country. Holiday travel usually includes settings such as parties, shopping malls, and airports. Those affected by hearing loss find it most challenging to clearly understand conversations and voices directed to them. While

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Hearing aids are an important and serious investment to make. These devices are capable of helping you regain your old lifestyle and reconnect with the world around you. If you feel you might have hearing loss, the first step to treatment is scheduling and appointment with a hearing care provider. Your hearing screening During your appointment with your hearing specialist,

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With the plethora of choices in hearing aids these days, it can be confusing to sort out which style may be the best fit for your type of hearing loss, your lifestyle and your personal preferences. While your best resource for making this important decision is a knowledgeable audiologist, this guide can help clarify the basic differences in hearing aid

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Hearing loss can occur for a number of reasons, but one you may not readily think of is medication. There are a long list of medications that have been known to cause hearing loss. In addition, the term used for hearing loss caused by medication is ototoxic - ear (oto) poisoning (toxic). How can medications cause hearing loss? Ototoxic drugs

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It’s important to clean your ears . But cleaning them too often can lead to irritation and even infection. Your ears manufacture earwax as part of a cleaning system to help remove dirt, dust and bacteria. Here are some guidelines on how to clean your ears properly. Don’t overdo your ear cleaning Your ears generally do not need vigorous daily

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Many mothers have had so much experience with children’s medications that they can not only diagnose but also medicate their kids without the help of a doctor. A large majority of people believe that self-treatment of diseases is actually cheaper. This proposition does seem true at first glance when you sum up the doctor’s fee, the cost of tests and

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When it comes to your hearing, you have to be very careful. Hearing is one of the top senses that help people in many ways – including work, social, family and other ways. Hearing issues can impact several aspects of your life, from day-to-day interactions to your job. Why ear hygiene is important Hearing impairment issues – sometimes – can

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Your hearing care professional determines whether or not a hearing loss is present with the help of a series of hearing tests . If no hearing loss is present, you will not need further help. In the case where a hearing loss is present, the nature and degree of your hearing loss is determined for each ear and entered in

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