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While hearing aids have become more advanced over the years, there is no denying the fact that new and experienced hearing aid users will face some common issues relating to their hearing aid. As with anything in life, it may simply be a case of just getting used to your new device and finding out how you can comfortably live

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The ability to communicate is something that most of us take for granted. We do not realize how much we rely on being able to hear our family, our friends, our work colleagues and the people in our communities until we can no longer hear them. We thrive on making these social connections, and when that connection is broken (which

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Hearing aids, like everything, do not last forever. They will at some point need replacing. But how do you know when that point is? As a general rule of thumb, a hearing aid will last somewhere between three and five years . There are some exceptions, of course. Some will last even longer while others will need replacing earlier. Factors

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Whether you are at home or in the workplace, good communication and listening skills are always central to your lifestyle. Hearing loss is a pretty common issue that affects millions of people all over the world. In the United States alone, almost 50% of seniors beyond the age of 75 experience hearing impairment . Many children and young adults also

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“Should I replace them now or wait for a while?” is one of the questions most frequently asked by wearers of hearing aids. This becomes even more difficult to answer when the listening devices you purchased decades ago still appear to be working. However, while they may seem to still be in good shape, you would be well advised to

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Hearing loss is something that is commonly misunderstood. Many people either believe the myths surrounding the topic or accept false facts. If you have heard about hearing aids or hearing loss, then the chances are that you probably already have your own ideas about what it entails. Hearing loss has been portrayed in many different ways – not all of

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Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million people in the United States . Hearing loss can happen to someone due to a variety of factors including heredity, illness or due to an accident and can affect a person at any age. Hearing loss can be severe or minimal, and treatments can vary depending on the cause of the hearing loss. How

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Exposure to loud noise is the number one cause of sensorineural hearing loss . Such loud noises come from musical instruments, power tools, industrial machinery and time spent at loud events, such as those associated with music.  To protect your hearing from loud noise , earplugs are a must. By wearing something that fits snugly in your ears, you will

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Making the decision to consult with a hearing instrument specialist is a wise one. If you know that your life has been impacted because of hearing loss , you will soon be on the road to better hearing if you agree to a hearing aid evaluation. You will finally be able to enjoy life again, with the ability to clearly

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Millions of people experience hearing loss within their lifetimes, especially as they get older. While it's a troublesome fact of life for many, the issue is further compounded by the possibility of dementia too. Of course, some might say that dementia and hearing loss could be exclusive of each other, as they are both related to the aging process. As

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Hearing loss can affect anyone, so if you suspect you might need a hearing test, don't delay in booking an appointment with a hearing professional. The sooner you do, the greater your quality of life will become, as hearing loss can have far-reaching effects on your health and general wellbeing .  By booking an appointment with a hearing instrument specialist

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As with any investment, you will need to care for and clean your hearing aids regularly to keep them well-maintained. They are precision instruments which will eventually start to lose their effectiveness if you don't, and you could reduce their lifespan. This will be a great inconvenience to you, not only practically when your hearing aid is no longer working

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It’s important to acknowledge the early signs of hearing loss so that you can best deal with the issue. The most common early sign is thinking the people around you are mumbling too often. Rather than telling them off for mumbling, it might actually be you starting to lose your hearing. Hearing aids are usually the solution for most people

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If you wear a hearing aid you probably already know about the frustrations of poor-quality batteries. Issues such as hearing loss and tinnitus are annoying enough without the constant need to keep changing the battery on your hearing aid. Therefore, it’s worth spending some time considering what are the best hearing aid batteries for your device so you can buy

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over 45 million Americans experience symptoms of tinnitus . This can include ringing, buzzing, whooshing and similar other sounds they can hear when there is no noise actually present. Tinnitus ranges in its severity. For some it may be a burden and for others, it can be debilitating.  What is tinnitus?

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Hearing loss, either complete or partial, can affect so many people, especially of a certain age. If you find yourself experiencing any sort of hearing loss, the best thing you can do is to choose the right hearing aids to help improve your hearing once again. A hearing aid is so important for helping to make your life more comfortable,

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Often referred to as the invisible disability, hearing loss is slowly tightening its grasp on the American population. According to recent research, around 48 million or 20 percent of the entire American population suffers from some form of hearing loss. While age-related hearing loss has always been present (one in every three people over the age of 65 suffers from

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Hearing loss is not created equally. In fact, there three types of hearing loss (sensorineural, conductive and mixed) and many ways hearing loss can develop. As such, treatment options for hearing loss vary from person to person, dependant upon the type and degree of hearing loss an individual is diagnosed with. Most hearing loss diagnoses are treated with hearing aids

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Have you ever experienced a ringing in your ears? If so, you’re part of 10 percent of the American population that suffers from tinnitus . What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is a disorder of the auditory system. It typically causes a person to hear noises inaudible to others. Examples include: Roaring Clicking Hissing Buzzing Ringing Such noises are perceived when something

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Hearing tests are an important part of taking care of your hearing health. Children of all ages have frequent hearing tests from the time of their birth to their elementary school years. Adults, too, should go for hearing tests to make sure that their hearing is normal. Experts suggest that adults should be screened for hearing at least once every

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