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Most people schedule hearing tests because they are experiencing some degree of hearing loss , so it can be confusing when your audiologist presents you with results that are within the normal limits of hearing health.  There is audiological evidence that, while hearing tests are a helpful instrument to measure your hearing health, they are not 100% accurate in identifying specific

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Like all electronic devices, hearing aids have limitations. That doesn’t mean that they are BAD, though; it just means that you need to manage their flaws so that you can get the most out of them.  Here are some problems you need to look out for and what you can do about them.  Wearing them at night Aside from invisible,

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Are you living with tinnitus? Studies have estimated that as many as 50 million Americans experience this condition, which can range in severity from an annoyance to a highly debilitating experience. Many people assume that they have no choice but to try and cope with the condition, but actually it is possible to improve your life with the use of

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While hearing loss is often associated with old age, in reality, the physical condition can affect people of all ages. It is estimated that close to 15-20% of Americans aged 12 and over experience varying levels of hearing loss in both ears. The percentage of hearing loss among the population doubles with every decade of life, making the condition more

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When you suspect that you have hearing loss, the next step is to schedule a hearing test. The only way to be sure is to ask a licensed and qualified audiologist for their opinion. Plus, a hearing test aims to determine the extent of your hearing loss as well as the type. However, to make sure the audiologist can do

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If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, your thoughts will immediately turn to selecting your hearing aids. Wanting the best hearing aid for your hearing loss is natural, but there are many things to consider when making this decision. Unfortunately, there is no singular best hearing aid that is the perfect fit for everyone. Everyone will have different

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Today’s assistive hearing devices are sophisticated pieces of equipment with a plethora of features and settings. Part of the role of an audiologist, therefore, is to help patients set up and program their hearing aids. How you calibrate your hearing aid depends on your lifestyle and the nature of your hearing loss. The appropriate set up for you may be

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Earplugs are a form of hearing protection that you insert directly into the ear canal, a bit like earphones. Earplugs should not be confused with earmuffs , an over-the-ear device. The purpose of earplugs is to block out loud noises, help with sleep, and, in some cases, protect the sensitive middle ear from sudden changes in pressure (such as when

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