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All About Tinnitus

Tinnitus is commonly referred to as ringing in the ear. The sounds differ from person to person and are identified in different ways: a bell, a clanging, a rush of air, a scream, a whistle, or even a low rumble. Around 25 million American people experience some form of tinnitus. For others, tinnitus only lasts a few minutes; for others, …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss

When veterans come home with bodily injuries or traumatic mental illnesses like PTSD, it’s easy to overlook hearing loss. But the US Department of Veterans Affairs reports hearing loss and tinnitus as being consistently number one and number two service members’ most common injuries. The dangers of noise on the battlefield. Military personnel often work in noisy conditions such as …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

Many of us frequently equate hearing loss with aging, and it’s true that a person is more likely to show signs of hearing loss later in life. But another type of hearing loss affects people across all age groups, and this one is entirely avoidable: noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Hearing loss is commonly under-reported and undertreated, and many individuals may …

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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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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 …