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Your hearing aids and your car have something in common – you’re comfortable with how they fit into your life. While most people consider getting a new car every three or four years due to improvements, that’s often not the case with hearing aids. Hearing aids have a lifespan of three to seven years. But waiting for them to conk

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It seems fairly simple and straightforward – you clean your body, you clean your ears , right? Maybe so, but perhaps not in the ways that you think! Here are four mistakes in cleaning your ears that everyone should avoid. Using cotton swabs inside your ear If you’re sticking the fuzzy part of a cotton swab inside your ear canal,

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Hearing aids are incredibly important, but big, investments. When considering hearing aids, it’s easy to be tempted to purchase hearing aids secondhand or online. The problem with these options, however; is that they will not be properly assessed or fitted by an audiologist. While you may be able to get a seemingly great deal on hearing aids purchased through a

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Hearing tests are important tools that audiologists use to identify and diagnose hearing disorders. There are many different tests that audiologists use in this capacity. For example, audiologists frequently use pure-tone tests, middle ear tests, auditory brainstem tests, speech tests and others to diagnose hearing loss conditions. There are a wide range of hearing disorders and impairments that can be

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Hearing aids are incredibly beneficial devices that can dramatically improve a person’s ability to hear. For people who have hearing impairments, hearing aids can oftentimes add an incredible amount of improvement in terms of quality of life. Because hearing aids can be so important for people with hearing disabilities, it can be very important to know about them. Here are

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So, you’ve decided to go to an audiologist and get your hearing checked. You might be doing this for any number of reasons. Maybe you have noticed some hearing loss. Maybe you have a family history of hearing loss. Maybe you’ve heard – correctly – that you should get your hearing checked after you’ve turned 50. Still, it’s a bit

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Are you struggling to hear as well as you used to? If so – and if you haven’t sought treatment for it – chances are you’re dealing with more issues than being hard of hearing. Untreated hearing loss leads to higher rates of depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders, according to the National Council on Aging. Other co-related conditions associated

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Hearing loss is an incredibly common condition impacting people of all ages in the U.S. For many individuals, recognizing the signs of hearing loss can be difficult, particularly when it’s gradual. If you’re unsure of your hearing health, consider having a hearing test .  Since hearing loss can occur any time in your life span, here are a few things

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Do you suspect you have hearing loss? If so, you’re part of the 17 percent of the American adult population who does, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The NIDCD reports that hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing older adults yet only about 20 percent of those who may benefit

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Sensorineural hearing loss is a natural part of the aging process. But, when people associate hearing loss with aging in a negative way, it can keep them from seeking assistance for hearing problems. It shouldn’t be this way. Modern hearing aids are more powerful and smaller than ever before. If you are worried that wearing hearing aids will make you

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