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Tips to Help Your Hearing Aids Last Longer

If you’ve made the choice to get hearing aids, you are well on your way to a whole new world of hearing! Congratulations on getting yourself the assistance you need. Now that you have selected a pair of hearing devices, you will want to make them last as long as possible. With the remarkable technological innovations of the latest hearing …

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More Work to be Done on Hearing Loss

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal statute that forbids discrimination against people with disabilities who meet specific criteria. Individuals with disabilities have impairments that significantly restrict the primary life function, have a history of a substantially restricting disorder, or are considered disabled. Signs of progress Many advances for people with hearing loss have been made in the …

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Work & Leisure Activities That Could Contribute to Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is commonly thought to be something that occurs as we age or as a result of a loud sound burst. But did you know that there are noises we hear daily that can permanently harm our hearing? We may not pay attention to these everyday noises because we have become accustomed to them. They’re simply a part of …

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Hearing Care for All Campaign Encourages Awareness in Hearing Health

Last week, the world celebrated World Hearing Day on march 3. The theme this year is Hearing Care for All. This global call to action encourages professionals and individuals around the world to take hearing health seriously. Many people assume hearing loss is just a natural and inevitable part of aging and there’s no need to treat it. But that’s …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hearing loss has been correlated with a wide range of health conditions. Not only are people with hearing loss more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but they are also more likely to experience an accidental injury. When you hear about these relationships, it is important to remember that hearing loss does not necessarily cause the other factor in …

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A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

About 48 million Americans today have some form of hearing loss in one or both ears. What’s more, it’s estimated that as many as 20% of teenagers have measurable hearing loss. It’s no secret that our modern world is noisy, but many of us don’t realize the extent to which long-term exposure to relatively low noise levels can cause hearing …

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How do Hearing Loops Work?

Hearing loops are a simple, effective way to get cleaner sound into the hearing aids of everyone in a room, as long as their hearing aids are equipped with a telecoil (or T-coil). Without getting too technical, the T-coil was originally developed to better-transmit the energy from a telephone speaker to a set of hearing aids by picking up the …

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Tips for Communicating with Face Masks

With the Covid-19 pandemic happening, many of us are wearing masks and observing six feet of “social distance.” Experts say this is important to reducing the impact of the pandemic, though it poses some difficulties for everyone. Especially for those with hearing loss and other communication issues, masks and distance are among the very things that we would recommend not …

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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. …