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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! For over 90 years, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has provided resources, information, and education about communication disorders such as hearing loss. Members of the Association include audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and scientists, who are working together to help everyone communicate. This year, the theme of Better Hearing and Speech Month is Communication at Work. …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss is a kind of loss of sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss happens when there is a physical injury to the inner ear. In the case of noise-induced hearing loss, much of the damage in the inner ear affects the tiny sensory hair cells. If those cells get damaged, it affects the electrical signal the auditory nerve …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Although we rely a lot on our sense of vision on the road, hearing plays an important supporting role. It is essential you’re able to hear the full range of sounds when driving, whether they are sirens from emergency vehicles, other car horns, or defects in your car. If your hearing is impaired, it can be a risk to your …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

When you get hearing aids for the first time, a whole new world of sounds opens up. The sounds that you may have missed for years are suddenly front and center. But while hearing aids can help you understand better and improve your communication, understanding, and even confidence, if you don’t know what to expect, it can be frustrating to …

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A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of hearing aids, you’re in luck. – there has never been a better time to use a hearing device. Hearing aid manufacturers have worked hard to provide sleeker and more technologically advanced hearing aids in recent years.  If this is your first ever pair of hearing aids, then we appreciate that …

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Preparing for a Hearing Aid Fitting

Out of all of the processes involved in getting a hearing aid, the hearing aid fitting is often underestimated by many new hearing aid users. It’s not as simple as inserting the hearing aid into the ear like you would with glasses. Many people do not realize that the hearing test and fitting are separate appointments that require their own …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

A hearing assessment is much more than listening to sounds through a pair of headphones. A complete hearing assessment by our hearing professionals is a comprehensive test resulting in useful, detailed knowledge about your hearing. It aims to determine how mild or extreme a hearing loss is, not only if you have a hearing loss. A comprehensive hearing test can …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

It can be hard to talk about hearing loss for many different reasons. Some people think hearing loss is a condition that makes them feel “old,” while others see it as a blow to their physical independence. It’s important to remember that hearing loss is a medical condition that affects 20 percent of Americans, regardless of age. Yes, one in …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Treating hearing loss has many advantages, the most important being the ability to communicate effectively with those around you. Individuals who take the initiative to recognize and act on their hearing loss are rewarded with changes to many aspects of their lives, including areas that they had not previously considered.  So, here are some of the essential benefits of handling …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss refers to complete or partial hearing impairment. Symptoms could be mild, moderate, or severe. A patient with mild hearing impairment may have speech comprehension problems, mainly if there is a lot of noise around, while those with severe hearing impairment may need a hearing aid. In the United States, some degree of hearing loss is recorded by about …