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The Problem With Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid options are becoming more popular both online and in retail establishments. These hearing devices are intended to make it easier for patients who are affected by hearing loss to seek assistance. They also ensure that hearing help is as affordable as possible. The use of over-the-counter hearing aids, on the other […]

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3 Things You Should Understand About Hearing Protection

We are all aware that we should be taking measures to protect our hearing. While you may be making every effort to protect your hearing, there are some situations where you either can’t or it is made very difficult. Knowing that you are putting your hearing at risk can be difficult.  However, when you know […]

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Why Does High Blood Pressure Cause Tinnitus?

It’s one of the most common – and yet incredibly complicated – hearing conditions that an audiologist will treat. In the simplest of terms, tinnitus is the presence of a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears, which doesn’t exist in the outside world. Nobody else can hear it, so the sound is generated from […]

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Types of Tests Used to Evaluate Hearing in Children and Adults

A hearing test is incredibly important to assess the health of your hearing. They are useful for both children and adults, picking up on the early signs of hearing loss – and also helping to identify any other underlying hearing conditions.  An audiologist can conduct a hearing test to help you understand the state of […]

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Can Someone With A Hearing Aid Enjoy Music?

When you experience hearing loss, you start to worry about not being able to enjoy the things you used to love. Hearing the sound of the birds singing outside your window is one thing, but the ability to listen to music is the main issue that worries lots of patients. Even after receiving hearing aids, […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hearing Loss

In 2006, the Arthritis Foundation found a link between Rheumatoid arthritis and hearing loss. It published an article stating that patients experiencing rheumatoid arthritis are at a higher risk of experiencing varying forms of hearing problems, hearing loss and autoimmune inner ear disease. However, since the Foundation found this connection in 2006, several studies have […]

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8 Tips for Managing Hearing Loss

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) reveals that approximately 48 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss and wait an average of seven years before seeking help. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss can lead to brain function loss, isolation and depression. However, you may read on to discover how to manage your hearing loss.  […]

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Hearing Aid Features to Consider

If you are experiencing hearing loss, having the right hearing aid can make a huge difference to your quality of life. With that in mind here are some hearing aid features to consider when making your choice. The Basic Style There are three major styles of hearing aid. Going from the largest to the smallest, they are […]