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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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We live in a noisy world, and it only continues to get noisier. Although the increasing volume of our environment may inconvenience us, the real problem lies in its potential to cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Affected by the duration and intensity of noise exposure, this type of hearing damage usually occurs slowly over a lifetime. A recent report from

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When you are visiting an audiologist for the first time, it’s natural that you’ll be a little nervous. After all, you’re going through an unknown medical procedure, and you’re not entirely sure what’s in store. You know you’re going to have a hearing test , but the results of that test – and what you can do about them –

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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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Many people throughout the world have tinnitus . However, many people do not understand this health condition properly. To help raise awareness and identify symptoms, the following is a list of five FAQs that can help you learn more about this ailment. 1. How many people are afflicted with tinnitus? It is estimated that around 50 million Americans have at

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Hearing tests are an important tool for monitoring hearing health and assessing whether or not a person has hearing loss . However, if you have never gotten a hearing test before, then you may not know exactly where to go to get one or what to expect. Here are three things to know about what to expect when you have

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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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Are you getting ready for your first audiology appointment ? If you’ve got hearing loss and you’re ready to get treatment, chances are good you’re going to visit an audiologist. An audiologist, after all, is a hearing healthcare professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus and other balance disorders. They use an array of tests

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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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If tonsils are chronically inflamed and infected, the ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor will recommend removal. Tonsillectomy is a fairly simple procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis. ENTs may perform many tonsil surgery procedures each year, but they don’t always do it the same way. Here are five different types of tonsil surgery . 1. Cold scalpel

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