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Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions impacting people today; however, it’s also one of the most overlooked and undertreated health issues. This may sound obvious, but it takes the average person around 10 years from first suspecting they have hearing loss to doing something about it. Signs that you may be suffering from hearing loss include: People

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Just like other parts of your body, it’s important to clean your ears . With no cleaning at all, earwax can build up and become impacted, leading to ear aches, ringing in the ears or even hearing loss. Here are some tips to clean your ears the right way. Avoid cotton swabs and other objects It may come as a

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If you’ve noticed a decline in your hearing ability, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a hearing care provider in your area. If they determine you have hearing loss, hearing aids are a common recommendation of treatment and can help you reconnect with the world around you. But before you begin thinking about hearing aids, let’s talk about what

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If you feel like you may be suffering from hearing loss, chances are someone will recommend you visit an audiologist . Just what is an audiologist, though? An audiologist is a healthcare provider that has a Master’s or Doctorate degree in audiology. They have undergone extensive, specific training to ensure your hearing health is their top priority. Audiologists provide educational

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A commonly asked question is how do people go about properly and safely cleaning their ears ? The simple answer to this question is that you don’t. Meaning you do not actually need to clean your ears because your ears do clean themselves. How you may ask? Well you see your ears create wax or cerumen. This wax is created

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We’ve all done it at one time or another: Reach for a cotton bud, pen lid, or bobby pin and mine our ear for wax. While this gives a short term satisfaction it is from beneficial to your ear health and liable be harmful in the long term. With that is mind, just how should you keep your ear clean?

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Tinnitus , the perception of noise such as ringing in the ears, is a mysterious condition that has many causes – and sometimes, no apparent cause. Mostly commonly, it’s caused by hearing loss or at least things that can cause hearing loss, such as head injuries, diseases, infections or medications. Sometimes tinnitus comes and goes on its own, and doesn’t

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So, you’ve made the decision to get your hearing checked out. Well done! The next question which springs to mind for many people is: “How exactly do I go about this?”. This is not a silly question to ask as it can be difficult to know what to consider when choosing a hearing care provider, or indeed, where to begin.

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Hearing aids are one example of a medical necessity that is not covered by most private insurance companies. In fact, there are only three states in the entire country that currently mandate the coverage of hearing aid costs for adults. Keeping in mind the excessively high price of these items, it comes as no surprise that many people find themselves

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“Would you mind repeating? I couldn’t understand what you said.” Hearing loss left untreated results in major frustration - for people with a hearing loss and those around them. Untreated hearing loss and your quality of life Untreated hearing loss can result in serious emotional and social consequences. A decrease in hearing has physical and psychological consequences associated with diminished

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Do you make an effort to keep your body healthy? Perhaps you make a point of walking for half an hour each day and consume a healthy diet. While this is an important ingredient to a healthy life, your hearing health requires the same care and attention! Many people who take sensible precautions to keep their heart’s health and weight

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Oh no, you have lost your hearing aids . Now what do you do? You are obviously upset, frustrated, disappointed and you probably feel a little lost. Try to calm your worries; your hearing health professional is to the rescue. Retrace your steps First and foremost, try and find the hearing aids you lost. You may be surprised how easy

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The future of your hearing health hinges on a successful visit to the audiologist. By taking a proactive part in the appointment you not only help the audiologist to help you, but gain a better understanding of your hearing loss. It helps to spend a little time prior to the visit reflecting on how hearing loss impacts your life, to

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Considering the bad habits, advice and warnings surrounding ear cleaning practices, it’s no wonder many people choose to go to the opposite extreme of neglecting this part of their ear health. While your ears are efficient at cleaning themselves and warding off debris and infection, sometimes their cleaning mechanism (earwax) can go overboard. Sometimes your ears will compensate and push

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Hearing aids work the best when they fit well and are adjusted properly. Your hearing aids should be comfortable to wear and provide good sound quality. Keep in mind that hearing aids do not restore normal hearing and are not as good as normal hearing, but they do enable you to pick up sound better in noisy environments. Before a

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In addition to caring for hearing itself, hygiene plays an important role in keeping the ears healthy. Remarkably, the ears have their own cleaning system – earwax . Most of the time, all you need to do is keep the exterior of your ears clean and let your body do the rest. The problem is that sometimes this cleaning system

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In the event that your hearing aid stops working properly, or at all, don’t panic. This guide will talk you through some common problems which you can check for yourself and advise you when best to contact your hearing aid dispenser for repairs. If your hearing aid is producing little or no sound If the sound produced by your hearing

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Moisture and hearing aids do not go together. Exposure to any water, humidity, condensation or sweat can wreak havoc on a pair of hearing aids. While technology is advancing, making devices water resistant and more durable, it’s still not enough to keep moisture from damaging your hearing aids. Because of the smaller designs and advanced circuitry required to do their

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Hearing aids are frequently recommended by audiologists for people who have experienced a loss of hearing that is related to tinnitus . When used for alleviating tinnitus, hearing aids are often effective and help an individual hear better at the same time. They may also be used as part of a larger care package as well. Phantom Noises Tinnitus refers

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This is a very reasonable and valid question to ask. Most people think hearing aids just turn up the volume on everything around you. Just a small speaker. While it seems easy to assume this is all they do, the advances in technology over the last couple decades hearing aids have come a very long way in how the aid

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