Hearing Health Blog

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Protect Your Hearing Aids from Heat and Humidity

Heat, moisture and dust can potentially damage hearing aids because they are constructed of microelectronics and high-tech circuit boards. Heat and moisture, particularly in the summer, put them in danger of shorter battery life, poor sound quality or inappropriate operation. Many hearing aids feature rubber seals and a water-resistant nano-coating to keep moisture out, but […]

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Signs That You Are Wearing an Ill-fitting Hearing Aid

Hearing aids need to be fitted properly to help you get the most out of them. Some types of hearing aids need to be fitted to your ear or ear canal so that they fit comfortably. All hearing aids also need to be programmed to compensate for your specific level of hearing loss. When you […]

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The Problems with Too Much Earwax

Part of taking care of your hearing health is keeping your ears clean. Contrary to what you might think, regularly using cotton swabs in your ears isn’t a good way to clean them. Although you can use them to clean around your ears, inserting them can cause damage and push earwax further into your ears. […]

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Why Is a Regular Hearing Screening Important?

Looking after your body encompasses all aspects of your wellbeing, so your hearing would also be included in this. Going for regular hearing checkups can help you to keep on top of things and ensure that there are not any problems that might be slowly building up.  Issues relating to hearing loss can occur over […]

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Why Your Mood Can be Improved by Having Your Hearing Checked

Hearing loss, a prevalent condition that affects one in eight people in the United States, can be left untreated or unnoticed for many years. Experts estimated that approximately 28.8-million adults could benefit from the sound correction delivered by hearing aids. Nearly a quarter of older adults aged 65 to 74 and almost half of all […]

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When Is It Time To Update Your Hearing Aid?

Hearing devices do not last forever. If you use hearing aids, your hearing instrument specialist (HIS) would have probably explained that you’ll need to update or upgrade your devices every few years.  Yet, how often you should change them and when is the right time can be tricky to figure out. As a rule of […]

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Minimize Hearing Loss with These Three Basic Steps

Hearing loss is a worrying issue for some people. It may not be a life-threatening sickness, an economic disaster or the end of the world, but if it’s on the horizon, it’s only natural to be concerned. While not all forms of hearing loss are avoidable, there are actions you can take to reduce your […]

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Are Custom Earplugs Effective?

Hearing loss is something that most people will face at some point in their lives. As your body gets older, the inner structures of your ear start to deteriorate, which is why you start losing your ability to hear. However, it is possible to delay the effects of hearing loss and maintain healthy hearing for […]

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How To Clean Hearing Aids At Home?

Your hearing aids are a significant investment and require good cleaning as they get in contact with dirt and germs regularly. Unlike other electronic devices, your hearing aids work in conditions that are far from ideal – placed inside your ear canals and exposed to moisture and earwax. The combination of ensuring your hearing aids […]

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How to Find Out If You Need a Hearing Aid?

Hearing is an essential aspect of our senses, making it vital to do all you can to protect it. However, you may experience hearing loss at one point or another due to factors such as age or your working environment. No matter the degree of your hearing loss, it’s essential to attend to it quickly […]