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SELECTING HEARING AIDS

Hearing aids have advanced a lot from the days of holding a cone up to your ear. It can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours to be fitted for a hearing aid and up to a few months to fully adjust to them. These days, hearing aids come in an array of sizes, shapes, and colors and can …

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Protect Your Hearing while Using Headphones

HEADPHONES  Headphones are ubiquitous in our modern world. We use them for taking phone calls in public or listening to music on a run or during our commute. There are endless variations of styles and price ranges making them a nearly universal accessory. It is imperative, however, that we form safe habits in regards to how we use them.  The …

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Signs You May Have Tinnitus

Do you ever find yourself at the end of a long and busy day, seeking quiet, only to be confronted with a persistent ring in your ears? This sound may seem to be coming from no particular place rather than your own head. This can induce the feeling of no escape and add stress, when you were only looking to …

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How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work

Cities are notoriously loud, and it’s hard to escape all the noise. Heavy traffic, construction sites, or even a noisy garbage truck can all be harmful for your hearing. Many people use music to block out the background noise. Do you turn up the volume even higher when the noises around you get louder? Millions of Americans use music to …

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Tips for Cleaning Your Ears

Have your ears been feeling blocked or clogged? Maybe it feels like the sounds around you are muffled or coming from far away. This could be a sign you have a buildup of earwax, and it may be time to clean your ears. Here are a few tips for safely cleaning your ears. And no, it’s not with a Q-tip. …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

There are plenty of things you can do to protect your hearing. Aside from wearing hearing protection in hazardously noisy conditions or restricting the use of headphones and earbuds, did you know you could help your hearing through promptly treating any ear infections? The good news is that most ear infections don’t result in loss of hearing, and for those …