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With more than 30 million Americans suffering from a certain degree of hearing loss, it’s no surprise this condition is the leading common health problem in the US, just after heart disease and arthritis. However, only a few people understand the importance of visiting an audiologist . An audiologist is a healthcare professional who diagnoses, evaluates, treats and manages hearing

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It may be a little difficult to admit that you might need hearing aids . However, today’s hearing aids are not only smaller than what you remember; they’re also more efficient in helping you hear better. It’s time for a hearing test and a talk with your audiologist to determine how best to treat your hearing loss and how to

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Getting anxious before meeting the audiologist is quite natural. But rest assured, you have nothing to worry about. It is pretty common for you to not know much about audiologists . You may be totally clueless before visiting the audiologist, during the visit, and also post visit. To get you familiarized with the whole situation, here are five things you

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Hearing aids and sound amplifiers are commonly confused. Many people think they are the same thing, but they are actually drastically different. Today, we’ll debunk the differences between hearing aids and sound amplifiers. What is a sound amplifier? A sound amplifier is something someone wears in their ear, and like the name says, it amplifies sound. This is not a

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If you’ve ever had your hearing tested or suspected you might suffer from hearing loss, chances are you’re familiar with what an audiologist does. But when it comes time to treat that hearing loss, it’s crucial to find the right hearing care provider – an audiologist.   Audiologists have several roles, which revolve around the ears, but there are five

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Diminished sense of hearing can be a normal sign of aging. Approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65-74 have some degree of hearing loss. In the U.S., almost half of the people over 75 have trouble hearing. The causes of this hearing loss can range from noise induced hearing loss to the side

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Hearing aids are very complex and small devices. Because of their intricate technology, hearing aids can be damaged and in need of repairs. However, these repairs may be prevented with proper care and maintenance of the hearing aids. But what are the common repairs that can occur with hearing aids? Let’s take a closer look at hearing aids and what

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Although some people find relief from hearing loss through online hearing tests and hearing aid retailers, there are many reasons to, instead, put your hearing care in the hands of a professional audiologist . Consider these three reasons for choosing an audiologist to take care of your hearing, whether now or in the future. 1. Audiologists have advanced degrees, certifications

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The ear is made up of three distinct areas that all work together to form the sounds that we hear every day around us. There is the outer, the middle and the inner ear and each has a specific function that helps in our hearing . Let’s take a look at the middle ear and see how it takes what

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Tinnitus is a very common hearing problem that affects 50 million Americans. But, unlike other hearing disorders that are clearly linked to physical damage or the aging process, tinnitus is unique. Its key symptom – ringing or buzzing in the ears – can only be detected by the person experiencing it. Because there are many different possible causes of tinnitus,

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Ear candling, also known as coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is a home remedy for cleaning ears. However, many audiologists and healthcare organizations, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), warn that the mid-century solution for excess earwax buildup may not be safe. What is ear candling? Ear candling involves inserting a tube of fabric, coated in beeswax or paraffin into

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Do you need a hearing device but feel overwhelmed by the number of choices? A quick search on the internet reveals a baffling array of hearing devices. When selecting a device it’s important to understand the difference between a device that sits fully within the ear canal and one with just the receiver in the ear. When choosing the appropriate

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If you’re thinking about having your hearing tested, you’ll want to see an audiologist . Audiologists not only do comprehensive hearing tests but can check for any medical issues as well. These frequently asked questions about audiologists come up when people want to learn more about what to expect during an appointment. 1. What does an audiologist do? Audiologists provide

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Your hearing aids are a marvel of engineering in miniature. Think of them as a combination of small computer and high fidelity sound system. This technology requires power; and the most common source of power is the disposable battery. Zinc-air batteries for hearing aids Hearing aids are powered by small, button-shaped batteries. Zinc-air batteries are a type of metal-air battery.

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When you’re applying for a job, one of the least concerns is how noisy the environment will be. If you’re concerned about your hearing health, it should be. Based on Department of Labor statistics, 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous noise based on their occupation. Moderately high-level noises you’re consistently exposed to over a matter of years can have

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If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss recently, chances are your audiologist recommended hearing aids as treatment. Selecting a hearing aid doesn’t have to be an overwhelming decision, especially when you focus on the type that would best suit your hearing loss. When it comes to hearing aids there are three main types, which can be further broken down as

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There are hundreds of advertisements luring people to buy hearing aids that are robust and can bear extreme conditions like being exposed to water. Before you decide on what fancy features you need, it’s important to consider the degree of your hearing loss and what your lifestyle necessitates. Heavy-duty hearing aids are made for people with a very active lifestyle.

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Instead of walking into your first appointment with an audiologist completely unprepared, doing a few simple things in advance will streamline the process and help you get the most out of the time you have. Curious where to start? Here are five important steps that will get you prepared for your first hearing evaluation, whether it’s today or two weeks

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According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), roughly 37.5 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. The likelihood of developing hearing loss increases as we age. The NIDCD also reports that one-third of Americans over 65 have hearing loss and the rate increases to two-thirds for those older than 75. A common treatment

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If you find yourself listening to a blaring TV, asking people to repeat themselves or avoiding social situations because conversations are difficult to understand, it is likely time to visit a hearing healthcare professional . Many types of hearing healthcare professionals exist and can help diagnose and treat hearing loss. However, there are differences between the types of professionals, such

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