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Types of Hearing Tests An Audiologist Can Do

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Audiologists can perform multiple tests to determine the type and severity of your hearing loss. Here is a list of the more common types of hearing tests available today:   Otoscopy Otherwise known as “looking into the ear,” Otoscopy allows the Audiologist to visualize the overall health of the ear canal and eardrum. This is important to do before other …

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When You Should Not Wear Your Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are made to be worn throughout the majority of every day to assist in daily activities. However, there are some instances when it may be better to take them off momentarily. Hearing aids have become more durable with new technology, but they can still become damaged if you are not careful with them. Here is a list of …

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Common Myths About Ringing In The Ears

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Tinnitus, more commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” is the sensation of hearing different sounds/noises when nothing is present. Some may describe it as ringing, buzzing, humming, roaring, or even cricket-like noises. These noises can be continuous or occur at irregular intervals that vary in loudness.   Although tinnitus is a common problem, there are still a few misconceptions. …

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Things To Expect During Your Hearing Aid Fitting Appointment

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To get the most out of your hearing aids, you should get them professionally prescribed and fit by an audiologist with extensive knowledge of the hearing system. So, you’ll wear the ones most appropriate for your needs. Since a person’s hearing level varies and each lifestyle is different, there is no “one size fits all” hearing aid. Hearing aids need …

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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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Hearing Aid Financing Options Explained

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One of the main reasons people with hearing loss are hesitant to purchase hearing devices is the cost. Hearing aid prices can make some people question how much they really need them. It is important to know that there are many options for purchasing hearing aids without the burden of upfront cost.   There is a wide range of hearing …

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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 …