Hearing Health Blog

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4 Common Myths About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects millions of people around the world without their knowledge. This is because it starts gradually and then it escalates. It’s not surprising that data shows that over 466 million worldwide have hearing loss. Most family and friends who have relatives experiencing hearing loss sometimes are not well-versed in hearing loss. It is, […]

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Do You Need A Hearing Aid For Mild Hearing Loss?

In the US, there are fewer people using hearing aids, even though a lot of them require and could benefit from hearing aids. Studies have shown that, even if your hearing loss is mild, you still need some form of hearing assistance to help improve your relationship, mental health and work. This article looks at […]

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How to Charge and Clean Your Hearing Aids

Many people who experience hearing loss use hearing aids to improve their hearing. These devices are vital and many people rely on them for their day-to-day routines. Your hearing instrument specialist will provide you with advice or instructions to help you to take care of your hearing aid, which is crucial to help them function […]

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Explaining Hearing Loss to Your Loved Ones

If you have started to experience hearing loss, then there will come a time when you have to explain to the people that you love what is going on. Your friends and family may have already noticed that you find it more difficult to hear things, perhaps it’s harder to keep up with conversations or […]

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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 […]