Hearing Health Blog

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Does Tinnitus Affect A Hearing Test?

Often called ringing in the ears, tinnitus can sound like hissing, chirping or whooshing. It is a sign that something is wrong with the hearing system or that it has been damaged. Experts don’t know for sure what makes us hear sounds that aren’t there, but many think it’s because the auditory system is trying […]

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Do You Need A Hearing Aid For Mild Hearing Loss?

One of the most common interventions to restore hearing is a hearing aid. An amplification device such as a hearing aid does not cure hearing loss, but it can help you to raise your quality of life which is why you should speak to an audiologist before you get them fitted. Hearing loss varies widely […]

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Do I Need an Annual Hearing Test?

Many of us follow the routine that we must get our eyes tested at least every six to 12 months. We do this because we know the importance of upgrading our prescription if necessary. We see our primary care doctors for annual physicals and we schedule regular appointments with our dentists. But have you ever […]

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5 Common Hearing Loss Myths

Hearing loss makes no distinctions. According to the Healthy Hearing Foundation, adults under the age of 65 accounts for around two-thirds of all hearing loss. Even more concerning, one in every five teenagers today has some hearing loss in one or both of their ears as a result of excessive music listening, sickness, drugs or […]

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Protect Your Hearing Aids from Heat and Humidity

If you wear hearing aids, there’s never been a more exciting time to be alive. New digital technology is making hearing easier than ever, but it also means that your hearing aid has more sensitive parts than ever that can break if you aren’t taking care of them. Don’t let a humid afternoon ruin your […]

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5 Foods for Better Hearing

Hearing loss can affect anybody and although it is usually associated with aging, numerous other factors can contribute to hearing loss. Sometimes, this is temporary with the likes of tinnitus or even a blocked ear canal caused by wax buildup. However, some hearing loss is permanent and can be caused by consistent exposure to loud […]

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Signs That You Are Wearing an Ill-fitting Hearing Aid

There are many reasons people experience hearing loss, with some examples relating to age or exposure to loud noises. While hearing loss can be frustrating and even confusing, it can be treatable with the right approach and equipment.  Hearing aids are one of the most popular means of overcoming hearing loss for people of all […]

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How Employees Can Protect Their Hearing at Work

Safety in the workplace is one of the most crucial parts of being a professional. But, when someone discusses workplace safety, they usually refer to trip hazards or occupational dangers that can vary depending on the nature of your work.  One hazard that is rarely considered is your hearing, yet this can affect everyone, no […]

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What’s a Safe Listening Volume?

Most people think that you only need to look after your hearing when you get older. That isn’t true. Your ears put up with a lot of noise from the day you’re born. Many of these will be safe, as the source should be relatively far away. When it comes to music and television, that […]