Hearing Health Blog

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Adjusting and Programming Your Hearing Aids

The use of a hearing aid is a significant step in the treatment of hearing loss. Hearing aids can improve your quality of life significantly, but this does not happen overnight. It can take up to six months to become accustomed to newly restored noises, adjust wearing your hearing aids and make it a part […]

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Feed Your Ears: Nutrition and Hearing

Various preventive measures protect our hearing from any harm, making them a worthwhile investment. For instance, you may keep away from noisy environments and wear earplugs or earmuffs when exposed to noise in construction sites and concerts. But, while you may do just enough to protect their hearing, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of nutrition.  […]

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Allergies and Hearing Loss

People are affected differently by ear allergies. Allergies can induce not only skin allergies and internal body reactions but also outer and inner ear reactions, which can cause the experience of hearing loss. Allergies, both nasal and general, can induce hypersensitivity, resulting in a chemical imbalance called histamines, that the immune system detects. The development […]

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Do Your Hearing Aids Need Repair for Replacement?

Hearing aids are fragile and can easily be damaged when mishandled or covered with dirt, grime or earwax. If you are experiencing this problem for the first time or have visited your audiologist for repairs, you should determine if your hearing aids need replacement or a repair. That said, here are some tips to help […]

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Who Is At Risk For Developing Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in one or both ears, but it can also present itself as other noises. This noise is not caused by an external sound, so other people can’t hear it. This is a common that affects around 20% of people, and it’s more common in older adults. Tinnitus can […]

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How To Properly Adjust Your Hearing Aids

Hearing loss tends to have a huge impact on those who experience it. Hearing loss, when not treated or managed in any way, can negatively impact your relationships, emotional well-being, and other areas of your life. Hearing aids can be life changing, especially if you take the time to select the ideal model and ensure […]

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Hearing loss can impact the ability to socialize and communicate. Treating hearing loss provides an array of benefits for mental and physical wellbeing, providing valuable opportunities to interact and engage with others and helping people to stay connected. In this guide, we’ll explore the role treatments play in preventing isolation and bringing people together.  How […]

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How to Recognize Hearing Problems

If you suspect that you could have hearing loss, it is important to book an appointment with an audiologist as soon as possible. Even if it turns out to be nothing, it is better to be safe than sorry. After all, the sooner a hearing issue is picked up on, the greater chance you have […]

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What Causes Tinnitus in Both Ears?

Tinnitus is described as hearing noises that are not coming from an external source. The word tinnitus derives from the Latin word meaning ringing, although those who have to live with tinnitus have to deal with many different types of sounds. The sounds have been described as a buzzing, hissing, ringing, whistling, whirring or many […]

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How Do Hearing Aids Work? How Effective are They?

A hearing aid is an incredible device that people who experience hearing loss can use to improve their hearing. The hearing aid is typically made up of three parts: a microphone, an amplifier and a speaker. The microphone receives and picks up the sounds around the wearer, the amplifier increases the powers of the electrical […]