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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

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When it comes to hearing aid upgrades, you certainly don’t want to spend unnecessarily on a new pair of aids. As long as your current hearing aids meet all the necessary criteria, you can continue using them for years to come. However, it’s important to pay attention to problems or changes that might mean it’s time for an upgrade. There …

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Hearing Loss & Fatigue

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When fatigue is experienced chronically, it can be an indication of an underlying health issue that you may be unaware of. Listening fatigue is a common symptom of hearing loss, a medical condition that impacts over 40 million people in the U.S. According to the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders, nearly 1 in 8 people have some …

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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

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In the U.S. one in three people between the age of 65 and 75 struggle with debilitating hearing loss. If you are in this age bracket the odds are pretty high that you are dealing with hearing impairment. If you suspect you have hearing loss it’s a good idea to find out if hearing aids are right for you. While …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

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If you are about to invest in new hearing aids or recently got fitted with a new pair, it is important to understand how to care for these highly advanced and important gadgets. Your new hearing aids are most likely making it much more of an ease to communicate in your daily life and empowering you do so much more …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

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Summer has arrived and you maybe planning to celebrate by hitting the road or flying above it all to visit distant friends, family and destinations abroad. If you have hearing aids, planning ahead can be essential in making sure your summer travels go off with out a hitch. Careful Planning Goes a Long Way Whether you’ve chosen your destination for …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

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Hearing loss can affect your life in many ways. One of the biggest impacts it can have is on your ability to drive safely. For many older people, driving is one of the best ways to stay independent. However, if you suffer from hearing loss you could also be putting yourself or others unnecessarily at risk when driving. If you …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

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Although we hear with our ears, we process the information from external noise with our brains. One of the most interesting aspects of the brain is its ability to adapt and to change. The term neuroplasticity refers to changes in neural connections, pathways, and networks as a result of maturation and development, sensory deprivation, injury, disease, dysfunction, and learning. When you …

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Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

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Evidence is mounting that untreated hearing loss is a significant national health concern, and studies have linked it with other serious health problems, including depression, a decline in memory and concentration, and perhaps even dementia. While hearing loss is usually irreversible, hearing aids have been proven to improve one’s ability to hear by making sounds louder and easier to understand. …