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Hearing loss can be devastating.  We are passionate about helping our customers learn more about the options that are out there, the connection between hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease, at home tips to make it easier and so much more.  Check out these articles from our blog.

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Outer Ear Infections and Hearing Aids

By Donna | February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

By Donna | January 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

First things first: congratulations! If you’ve made the decision to take your first hearing test, you are committing to improving your hearing health – and your overall health and well-being. Hearing tests are simple, quick, and painless, and best of all, they give you vital information about your hearing abilities. As with all tests, we …

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

By Donna | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

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. Whether your hearing aids got wet by felling into a glass of water for an unknown length of time or they briefly got wet while stepping …

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Hearing Loss Facts

Encouraging a Loved One to Get a Hearing Test

By Donna | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

For many different reasons, the topic of hearing loss can be a sensitive one to broach. Some people believe that hearing loss is a condition that makes them appear “old,” while others simply do not want to acknowledge a “weakness.” It’s important to keep in mind that hearing loss is a medical condition that affects …

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Hearing Loss Facts

Hearing Loss Symptoms

By Donna | November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the United States, affecting approximately 20% of the population regardless of age. Though one in three people over the age of 65 experience hearing loss, it does appear in younger populations as well. For this reason, hearing specialists recommend scheduling an annual hearing test from …

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Hearing Aid Accessories

By Donna | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are many different types of hearing aid accessories 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 …

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Hearing Aid Batteries

By Donna | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hearing Aid Batteries Make sure you have hearing aid batteries on hand at all time. There is nothing worse than trying to enjoy a day out and can’t hear because your batteries died, or even worse being on vacation and run out of batteries trying to find some in an unfamiliar place! Make sure the …

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What to Do With Old Hearing Aids

By Donna | August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 …

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Hearing Aid Care

By Donna | July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 …

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Vitamins for Hearing Improvement

By Donna | June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps improve circulation. The inner ear depends on good circulations to stay in good health. Vitamin C is an antioxidant believed to help keep your immune system strong to help fight off infections in the middle ear. Vitamin D is good for your three middle ear bones. Studies are …

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