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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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