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Many people with hearing disabilities rely on hearing aids to help them communicate and enjoy everyday life. Unfortunately, many of these devices break down over time and require maintenance. The good news is that it's not too difficult to maintain your hearing aid so you can continue enjoying the benefits it provides. In this article, we will discuss what you

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People visit ENT doctors for any number of reasons, and there are a lot of ideas you need to keep in mind that are going to help play a role in this. It is really important to make sure you are using an ENT doctor when you need to, and there are plenty of issues they can treat. Now, one

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If you’ve been noticing changes to your hearing and you think you might be experiencing some hearing loss, it makes sense to see your audiologist and have the issue explored. If it’s found that you do have hearing loss, one of the things that might help to treat it is the use of hearing aids. But do they really work, and

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Should you have hearing loss, your audiologist will discuss the types of hearing aids that are right for your particular needs. There are several to choose from, including those that are small and fit snuggly inside your ear (ITE and ITC) and those that are larger and fit behind your ear (BTE).  But which type of hearing aid is right

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Hearing aids are complex and intricate and designed to help you regain your hearing in cases of hearing loss . They are also a significant investment. As such, you could always consult with your hearing care professional should you have any concerns about using or caring for your hearing aids.  At home, you must maintain good levels of care and

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If you’ve thought about hearing loss before, then you might have quite a few questions about it. Since it’s so common, you wouldn’t need to have first-hand experience with it to have it on your mind. Instead, you might be planning ahead to minimize any effects it may have on you. Speaking with a hearing health professional about preventative measures

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Hearing aids are necessary, helpful, and reliable devices used by millions worldwide, and as technology has improved, hearing aid fidelity and features have been innovated right alongside that. For this reason, it may be that you feel as though upgrading is a good choice. That’s your decision to make, but we’d also recommend speaking to your hearing health professional so

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Hearing aids are a common and effective treatment for hearing loss. They come in various styles but are made to custom fit the wearer. Hearing aids are very comfortable for this reason and you can choose the style that best suits you according to your unique needs and lifestyle.  A hearing health professional will be able to help you select

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While some people will be lucky enough not to experience it too much, many aren’t. Instead, they’ll need the use of a hearing aid at some point. If that’s the case with you, then you might have heard about behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids . If these are relatively new to you, then you could have quite a few questions about

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Choosing the best hearing aids for your needs involves you choosing the right type of hearing aid as well as the best features. When you are diagnosed with hearing loss by an audiologist, there is a lot of choice with regards to the right hearing aids. But if you want to pick the best hearing aids, there are a few

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Hearing loss is affecting your life, and your audiologist suggested a hearing device to make life better for you. But with all the choices of styles available, how will you decide? Top styles are always a good indication because if thousands of other people like you use them, why not you? In the ear (ITE) ITE hearing aids are usually

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A hearing aid is a piece of technology that is used regularly or every day in many cases, so it's not surprising you will run into some tech issues with it during your time with the device. But if you know some of the signs and symptoms of a damaged hearing aid device you should be able to guard against

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Your ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist may recommend a range of surgeries to treat sleep apnea , from nasal surgery to soft palate implants. However, you may be wondering if surgery is necessary in the first place. Beyond the most common reason, that non-surgical treatments simply aren’t working as effectively as hoped, here are real reasons to consider it.

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In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids are small in size and ideal for people looking for something a little more discreet. ITC devices sit in the ear canal, making them less obvious that larger options like behind the ear (BTE) or in the ear (ITE). This can present many benefits, but numerous factors should be considered when determining if they’re the right

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There are many different types of hearing aids your audiologist might recommend if you go to see them for an assessment. The audiologist will determine the nature of your hearing loss and the severity of the issue. They will then let you know which types of hearing aids are more suitable for your condition. In case the audiologist recommends in-the-ear

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A little maintenance and care is essential for the health of your hearing aid device . Dust, debris, makeup residue and earwax can clog up the device. Not only does this make it less effective at what it’s supposed to do, but it can cause damage if left in there for too long. Cleaning the device properly is a vital

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Getting hearing aids might not be something that you're particularly excited about. In fact, you might be reluctant to wear them, even though you know that they can improve your hearing. Maybe you feel like you're too young to wear hearing aids or you don't like the thought of admitting that you need to use an assistive device. But hearing

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For many people, a hearing aid fitting can be a daunting prospect. Many people see it as a long appointment that will require a lot of trial and error or talking with their audiologist, but it’s nowhere near as bad as most people make it out to be. The truth is, with so many advances in modern technology it’s actually

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Have you recently been diagnosed with hearing loss? Perhaps you’ve decided enough is enough and you spoke to your local audiologist regarding your hearing. If that’s the case, there’s a good chance you’re eager to start using your hearing aids as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the fitting process can take longer than expected. Nevertheless, it’s actually one of the most

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Hearing aids are incredibly powerful, but delicate, pieces of technology. This means they require extra care, maintenance and handling to ensure they keep operating in optimal shape. When you first get your hearing aids, your audiologist will work with you on the ins and outs of your devices – this includes not only how to operate them – but the

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If your hearing test results indicate you would benefit from hearing aids , you may feel a bit overwhelmed. Granted, there is a lot to learn about the devices and how they improve your hearing, but most people learn quickly. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the basics, it’s a good idea to acquaint yourself with any hearing aid features you

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If you’re researching hearing aids , there’s a good chance you have noticed a decline in your hearing. Hearing aids can make a big improvement in your quality of life. Today’s hearing aids are like mini-computers to help improve the frequencies of sound you hear as well as amplify that sound. Here are four tips to help choose the right

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Outdoor enthusiasts love their sports, whether it’s hiking, cycling, climbing, jogging, swimming, camping – you name it! And if you’re one of those outdoor-types, you may be under the impression that hearing aids and an active lifestyle don’t mix. It’s just not true! With a little preparation and information, your active lifestyle and your hearing aids will work together. Avoid

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Today’s hearing aids are very durable and resistant to damage from moisture, wax and impact. However, if you wear them for several years, they will occasionally need to be repaired. It can be frustrating or even unsafe to go without your hearing aids, so it’s important to deal with any damages or malfunctions as soon as possible. One reason some

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Choosing the right hearing aid is important regardless of what age you’re diagnosed with hearing loss, but it’s especially vital for children to be fit with the right hearing aids and accessories that meet their unique needs as they grow and learn. If you’re in the process of selecting a hearing aid for your child, consider these four tips. 1.

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Audiologists are highly trained medical professionals who often have doctorate level educations. They have to go through years of training and practice before they can start working in the field. By the time audiologists start treating patients, they are already experts in treating and diagnosing hearing and balance impairments. This means when it comes to hearing aids audiologists can be

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We are all individuals. In every aspect of our lives, we are different from one another. Take vacations for example: Do you live for Vegas or does the thought make you shudder? If you love sunning yourself by the pool with a cocktail in hand, then the prospect of camping and hiking probably leaves you cold. The same goes for

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You’ve had your hearing aids for years and you trust them. Even if you’ve taken excellent care of your units, you may want to consider taking a look at the latest hearing aids. Whether it’s older technology or changes in your hearing, there are many reasons to ask yourself, “Is it time to upgrade my hearing aids?” How well do

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You notice that you’re saying, “What?” more often and things just don’t sound the same. Your spouse complains that the TV is too loud. It’s probably time to see an audiologist for a hearing test appointment. After the examination of your ears and your medical history, you will have several hearing tests. The results determine if you need hearing aids

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If you find yourself turning up the volume on the television, asking people to repeat themselves and are having difficulty hearing in noisy places, you may need hearing aids . In order to choose the right units, it’s important to have your hearing tested before you buy. There are several styles of hearing aids and all do more than just

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There are many possible reasons why your hearing aid may appear to be dead or malfunctioning; some of these issues are quite easy to fix yourself. Before you contact your audiologist, make sure you have checked for all possible causes that can be remedied at home. That way, if you still end up having to take your hearing aid in

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Purchasing a hearing aid is about more than just choosing the most capable device. The ideal device should match your hearing needs, plus your lifestyle and physical abilities. For example, two factors to consider include its connectivity and how user-friendly the switches are. So avoid costly mistakes by weighing up these six factors crucial to finding the best match. 1.

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Which do you prefer: A make-do-and-mend fix or an enduring, carefully crafted repair? While a quick fix may be appropriate to mend a broken shoe, it’s far from ideal for something as pivotal as your hearing health. Of course you may be attracted to stores offering discounted hearing aids, but in reality this is liable to be a costly mistake.

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Audiologists are frequently asked whether it’s necessary to wear two hearing aids rather than one in the ear with the greatest measurable hearing loss. Considering the expense of each hearing aid, it doesn’t hurt to ask, but the answer is almost always yes – and here’s why. 1. Sounds will naturally be louder Wearing hearing aids in both ears increases

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Have you had your hearing tested recently and the audiologist recommended hearing aids as treatment? You’re not alone. Surveys suggest that over 28 million American adults could benefit from the use of hearing aids. There’s a lot to consider when purchasing hearing aids, which is why it’s important to get all the information you can beforehand. Does my type of

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If your hearing aid isn’t working as well as it should, or isn’t working at all, your first instinct is probably to schedule an appointment with your hearing care provider immediately. While this may be necessary sometimes, there are a number of common and easily rectifiable problems with your hearing aids that you may be able to sort out yourself

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