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Three Common Hearing Aid Scams

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Thousands of people in America today suffer from hearing loss, whether it’s mild or severe. Because of that, they rely heavily on their hearing aids. However, some people would use that to take advantage of people with hearing loss. There are several hearing aid scams out there. Today, we’ll be looking at some of the most common ones so that …

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Tips on How To Protect Your Hearing This Spring

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Now that spring is upon us, we can all enjoy the warmer weather and blooming flowers. However, springtime can also come with many things that can negatively impact your hearing capabilities. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid this. Here are a few good tips on how to protect your hearing during springtime. Wear Hearing Protection The warmer weather allows us …

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Prescription vs. Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

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There are a lot of different options when talking about hearing devices. They come in different shapes and sizes that can fit your lifestyle. Recent changes in government regulations have created discussions about Over-the-Counter hearing devices in comparison to the traditional, prescribed method of fitting hearing aids.   Because of these regulations, there’s now a distinction between prescription hearing aids …

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How To Choose The Best Hearing Aid For You

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Hearing aids are great tools designed to help those with hearing loss communicate more effectively, even in difficult listening environments. Young or old, there are many different options that will help. But, with all of the available variations out there, it can be difficult to pick which hearing aids are right for you. So, before you look at the best …

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Potential Dangers of DIY Ear Cleaning

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Earwax, also known as cerumen, is the body’s natural way of lubricating and protecting your ears. It filters out foreign and potentially harmful objects like dirt and dust. While it provides protection, too much earwax is harmful. You may be tempted to clean your ears to prevent cerumen buildup. But before you pick up a cotton swab, here are the …

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All You Need To Know About Bluetooth Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are amazing devices that enable those who are hard of hearing to experience the sounds of the world again. With the continuous development of technology, we have seen the rise of Bluetooth-capable hearing aids. These devices allow people to have a more convenient listening experience with easier connectivity to their smartphones, tablets, and any Bluetooth-enabled devices. Below are …

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Hearing Protection Requirements in the Workplace

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Hazardous noise levels have been identified in many workplace environments, which can cause permanent or temporary damage to the organ for hearing. Employment in an environment with daily/occasional exposure to hazardous noise poses many health and safety risks, including the risk of noise-induced hearing loss. Other types of hearing health and safety risks can include rupture of the eardrums and …

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What to Expect During Professional Earwax Removal

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Let’s face it: Everyone makes earwax. Some people make more than others for various reasons, including the shape of the ear canal, the ratio of ceruminous vs. sebaceous glands in the ears, and even age/lifestyle. It is not recommended to use “at home” remedies such as ear candling, q-tips, or bobby pins to remove earwax. Professional wax removal is highly …

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5 Tips to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

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Swimmer’s ear is a term typically used to describe Otitis Externa, otherwise known as an outer ear infection. An outer ear infection affects the ear canal from the opening to the eardrum. These infections can be painful, have a distinct odor, cause drainage, and potentially a hearing loss. Here are a few tips on how to prevent swimmer’s ear. What …