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If you’re going to see an audiologist for the first time, you may be wondering what to expect. You may be slightly nervous, or you might be excited about the prospect of finding out more about hearing aids. If you’ve got your first appointment coming up, here are four things you can expect. 1. Your medical history If you’re attending

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Did you know that using a lawn mower or any other large home tool could potentially damage your hearing ? It doesn’t take much to cause permanent damage to our ears and the best solution to protect our hearing is ear protection. Ear protection can come in many different shapes and sizes, and in this article, we’re going to explain

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Health should be a priority for all of us. If you hurt your leg or you kept having headaches, you probably wouldn’t think twice about seeing your doctor, but for some reason, many of us tend to ignore problems with our hearing. We may assume that hearing loss is part and parcel of aging or presume that issues will pass

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A lot of people have no idea how to clean their ears . If you think that your ear is filled with wax or clogged up, you might think about reaching for something to get rid of the issue. This could be a small piece of tissue, a pen lid or anything pointy to shovel it out. It’s not the

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Hearing tests are not a particularly common experience. Many of us go for decades without having our hearing examined, only visiting an audiologist when we suspect that we are directly experiencing hearing loss. While suspected hearing loss is definitely a good reason to get your hearing tested, it’s not the only reason. In fact, the general population as a whole

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The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 15% of the general population suffers from some form of tinnitus. The word TINNITUS comes from the Latin word “tinnire” which means to ring or tinkle. Most commonly tinnitus is referred to as ringing in the ears. However, it can take many forms and it can also be described as buzzing, roaring, whistling,

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Successful Hearing Aid Use Requires an Adjustment Period • It can take from 6 weeks to 6 months for the brain to acclimate to hearing aids. • The brain has to relearn how to process the sounds it has been missing. • Remember: Hearing aids cannot restore perfect hearing. However, they will improve hearing ability and overall social experiences. Tips

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Did you know that the one thing that separates us from all other living creatures on earth is the human ability to communicate through language? Our senses of speech and hearing are critical to our communication process. Language and communication through speech and hearing are essential to allow us to exchange our thoughts, explain ourselves, share emotions and relate to

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When you hear the words “hearing aids,” you may stifle a groan and inwardly cringe as you imagine a big, chunky device that squeals and ultimately ends up in a sock drawer because it just makes “everything louder” and not clearer. FEAR NOT, hearing aid technology has come a long way and is now allowing hearing aid users to engage

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