common myths about hearing loss

3 Common Myths about Hearing Loss

Today there are over 32 million Americans who suffer from some degree of hearing loss.  Yet, only a small percentage of these individuals have sought a professional to have their hearing checked and receive a hearing aid, if needed.  Having a hearing test is easy and free and can put you on a path to re-connecting with missing sounds through … Read More

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how to clean hearing aids

How to Clean Hearing Aids

How to Clean Hearing Aids Never use rubbing alcohol, cleaning fluids or other solvents. Use audio whips if you are prone to ear infections. Do not remove ear molds too often or they may tear. If you live in a humid place, store your hearing aids in a dehumidifier. See a hearing care provider every 3-6 months for a professional … Read More

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What your Hearing Aids need for Vacation

When traveling, it’s important to consider what you’ll need for your hearing aid. Remember that when your traveling your environment can be different then at home, so your hearing aids might need a little different care.  Here are a few tips of what you will need for your hearing aid travel bag. If it’s been more than two to three … Read More

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popular hearing aid styles

6 Most Popular Types of Hearing Aid Styles

There are styles, levels of technology and manufacturers of hearing aids. They are all important when picking a hearing aid that best fits you and your lifestyle. In this post, we’re going to cover the different hearing aid styles—technology and manufacturers of hearing aids will come in a later post. Behind-the-ear Hearing aids (BTE) BTE Hearing aid fits behind the … Read More

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elder care or elder scam?

Is this Elder Care or Elder Scam?

I thought I would share this letter I received so you can watch out for the Medigap scam. Always read the fine print and be informed. Lately, I’ve had a rash of calls and emails from dispensers and audiologists asking my opinion on some recent developments in managed care and “Medigap” insurance coverages of hearing aids. I’d like to get … Read More

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10 tips to prevent hearing loss

How to Prevent Hearing loss: 10 Tips

There are several things that can contribute to hearing loss. Here are a few tips you can do to help prevent hearing loss. Noise exposer – If you have to raise your voice to hear; it’s too loud. Limit your exposure to sound. If you are in loud noise on a regular basis, your risk for permanent damage increases over … Read More

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Communication in Health Care Settings for the hard of hearing

Communicating clearly with doctors, medical staff is important for safety and well-being. Here are some tips to better communicate with your health care providers. Always tell the staff that you are hard of hearing or deaf. Repeat information to make sure you understand what was said. You don’t want to assume you understood. With different heath care providers come different … Read More

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buying new hearing aids

Buying New Hearing Aids – Top 10 List for Buyers

Buying a hearing aid is an important decision on many levels as it is an investment in both money and time.  However, the benefits one can gain from improved hearing will outweigh those investments on a daily basis.  Therefore, it is important to take the right approach in shopping for a hearing aid to ensure you or a loved one … Read More

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Helping Caregivers Identify Hearing:

Symptoms of hearing loss – a list for caregivers Family members are often the first to recognize that a loved one has hearing loss, but the symptoms may appear gradually and be difficult to detect.  Even professional caregivers can confuse the signs and symptoms of hearing loss with other conditions, missing opportunities for early diagnosis to minimize the long-term impact … Read More

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Hearing Loss in Young Adults is More Common Then you Think

Signs of hearing loss are often mistaken for other medical, social problems at all ages Hearing loss in teenagers is on the rise, and recent reports about the increase in hearing problems among teenagers serve as a reminder that one can have trouble hearing at any age. Early hearing loss treatment is key to minimizing long-term impact for children, teens … Read More

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