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Why Choose Custom-Molded Over Disposable Earplugs?

April 14, 2016
Custom-Molded Silicone Earplug

Just as hearing loss is known as the invisible disability, sound is known as the invisible threat. Without even being conscious of it, the sounds we subject ourselves to might be initiating permanent hearing loss that grows irreversibly year after year. Who’s at risk for hearing loss? A normal conversation registers at a volume of ... Read More

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A Short Guide to Hearing Aids

April 07, 2016
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Hearing aid guides are not uncommon, but most are not exactly reader-friendly, either. Most are generally too lengthy or complicated, resulting in more confusion rather than less. My guess is that you’re less interested in the physiology of hearing or in the particulars of acoustical engineering and much more interested in identifying the most appropriate ... Read More

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What Makes Modern Digital Hearing Aids Better?

March 25, 2016
Digital Hearing Aid

Technology changes quickly: in 2005, the average 40-inch flat screen television would have cost you more than $1,500. Today, 10 years later, you can find a 40-inch flat screen TV for around $230. The same has happened with hearing aids, although it’s more likely to escape our recognition. We notice that TVs become larger, better, ... Read More

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How to Tell Others About Your Hearing Loss

March 17, 2016
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Hearing loss is commonly called the invisible disability for a reason. No one can see or experience your hearing loss, and no one can feel your frustration and stress. The only thing people can experience is their OWN frustration when they have to constantly repeat themselves. Regretfully, those with hearing loss seldom get the benefit ... Read More

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7 “Life Hacks” For Better Hearing

March 10, 2016
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Life hack is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as: “A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.” Life hacks can help you save both money and time, and some are so easy you’ll ask yourself why you hadn’t already thought of them. Inventive but straightforward ... Read More

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How to Prepare for Your Hearing Test

March 03, 2016
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Congratulations on taking the first step toward healthier hearing by scheduling your hearing assessment. You’re already ahead of the game, as most people delay getting a hearing test for several years—in some cases decades. But now that you’ve booked your hearing test, you’ll want to see to it that you’re prepared for the visit, especially ... Read More

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How Hearing Aids Can Keep Your Brain Young

February 25, 2016
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Photo credit: flickr Saad Faruque Twentieth-century neuroscience has uncovered something rather amazing: namely that your brain can change itself well into adulthood. Whereas in the early 1900s it was assumed that the brain ceased changing in adolescence, we now understand that the brain responds to change all through life. Neuroplasticity To appreciate how your brain ... Read More

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6 Things a Hearing Care Professional Can Do For You

February 18, 2016
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There tends to be more confusion when it concerns hearing care than with most other medical specialties. We don’t have to ask, for example, what a dentist or eye doctor can do for us. But when it comes to our hearing, we’re typically uncertain as to what action we should take or who we should ... Read More

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Getting the Most Out of Your New Hearing Aids

February 11, 2016
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Congratulations—you’re set to join the millions of Americans who have found out how utilizing hearing aids can make life more exciting and fulfilling. Shortly, you’ll be hearing sounds you’ve long forgotten about, engaging in stimulating conversations, and listening to music with enhanced discernment for each instrument. But before you can get to all that, you’ll ... Read More

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5 Reasons To Choose a Hearing Aid Over a PSAP

February 04, 2016
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You have most likely seen the commercials. The ones advertising PSAPs, or personal sound amplification products, assuring a boost to hearing for as little as 20 dollars. It appears to be a fantastic deal—especially in comparison to the significant price tag of a hearing aid. The reality is, it’s not so much a great deal ... Read More

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