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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 …

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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 …