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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Airline Travel

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is working on ways to assist the hearing impaired with their air travel. The DOT want to make sure that the hearing impaired get updated information on flight delays, schedule changes, connections, flight check-in, gate assignments, ticketing, checking and claiming of luggage, aircraft changes, safety briefings presented to passengers on airlines, warnings to … 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 … Read More

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Hearing loss and understanding of the words

I was recently visiting with my cousin. She said she can hear just find but in background noise she cannot understand most of the words. This is typical of a high frequency hearing loss. Most people associate hearing loss with deafness. However, it is common for people to understand speech and hear well with no background noise with a high … Read More

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Vitamin D deficiency and how it can affect your hearing

When we think about a vitamin D deficiency osteoporosis comes to mind, which is a weakening of the bones. Vitamin D is important to our bone mineral density which helps prevent fractures and breaks. What we don’t think about when we think about bone health are the tiny bones in our ears. These three tiny bones are the hammer, the … Read More

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Hearing Loss Affects Millions of Americans

Hearing Loss Affects Millions of Americans and Has Been Linked to Depression, Social Isolation, and Loss of Income It’s time to have your hearing checked, or to urge a loved one with signs of hearing loss to see a hearing care professional. Hearing loss affects approximately 36 million Americans and recent studies show that untreated hearing loss may also contribute … Read More

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Blowing your nose incorrectly can cause trauma to ears

Blowing your nose With cold and flu season upon us most people are affected by either a stuffy or runny nose. This causes us to excessively blow our noses. What we don’t think about while preforming this simple task is that we are putting ourselves at risk. By doing this routine action incorrectly we can suffer an earache or even … Read More

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