Hearing test

Hearing loss happens. It’s the third most common health problem in the U.S, according to WebMD. Hearing loss is also very treatable – and more successful when started early. If you suspect you have hearing loss, why not find out for sure? If you think you do not have a hearing loss it’s still a good idea to get tested. … Read More

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Outer ear infections and hearing aids?

If you are prone to acute outer ear infection hearing aids can be a risk factor, but does not have to be. Outer ear infection, also known as Otitis externa or swimmer’s ear. Can present ear pain, swelling of the ear canal and drainage. Without going into too much detail some causes: germs, swimming in polluted water, water trapped in … Read More

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My Hearing Aids Got WET! Now what do I do?

Most newer hearing aids have a protective coating to repel moisture, sweat and oil. The coating does not make them water proof, but it does help keep them dry. If your hearing aids fell into a glass of water for an unknown length of time or they briefly got wet while stepping into the shower. Either way you want to … Read More

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Tips for flying with Hearing Aids

Wear your hearing aids when you fly. Wearing them insures you have them with you. Also, traveling can have many difficult listening environments and it will be easier to hear directions, announcements, and important information with your hearing aids on. Keep hearing aid supplies in your carry-on bag. There could be unexpected delays, layovers, and more. Having your batteries, cleaning … Read More

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Hearing Aid Accessories

There are many different types of accessories for hearing aids and each manufacture has their own version. Most Manufactures offer some sort of lapel microphone that can be worn by a co-worker, spouse, pastor or anyone you might be having trouble hearing. The person would wear the lapel microphone and their voice would stream directly into your hearing aids giving … Read More

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What to do with old hearing aids?

You should keep your last pair for a backup. You might need to use them if your current hearing aids go out and need to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. Starkey Hearing Foundations recycles old hearing aids. Old unwanted hearing aids are a vital part of the Foundations. They take out what parts they can use to … Read More

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How to care for your hearing aids

Open the battery doors at night to allow for venting of the hearing aids and stop the main drain on the batteries, this will allow the batteries to last longer. Clean your hearing aids with a dry soft cloth, audio wipe or a clean dry toothbrush. DO NOT use rubbing alcohol on your hearing aids this will break down the … Read More

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Hearing loss is not always from noise

A healthy heat will give you better hearing. If your heart, arteries and veins are not working properly. Bad blood flow to the inner ear can contribute of hearing loss. Studies show that people with diabetes is more likely to have hearing loss. More research needs to be done, but we believe that the glucose in the blood may damage … Read More

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Time for a hearing test?

Hearing loss comes on so gradually that one might not notice. Can hear, but can’t understand? People mumble or slurring their words? Ask people to repeat words or phrases? Prefer the TV or radio louder than others? Avoid social occasions or family gatherings where listening may be difficult? Have ringing in your ears or other head noises? If you answered … Read More

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What you don’t know may hurt you!

Hearing loss is a more serious problem than just not being able to hear. Hearing loss comes on so gradually one might not even notice. Studies have shown that hearing aids could delay or prevent dementia by improving patients hearing. Hearing loss has also been directly linked to falls. Walking, talking and listening all at the sometime takes a lot … Read More

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