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Different Types of Hearing Examinations

Different Types of Hearing Examinations

You have finally decided to have your hearing tested, which is definitely a wonderful first step towards taking charge of your auditory health. It is important to learn about the different types of hearing tests so that you are mentally prepared for the tests and ready with any queries that you may have.

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Tinnitus Can be Alleviated

Tinnitus Can be Alleviated

Tinnitus affects around 50 million people in America and is described as the ringing sensation in the ears in the absence of such noise in the environment. A whopping 15% of people all over the world have tinnitus.

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Saving your Hearing Instruments in Case of Contact with Moisture

Saving your Hearing Instruments in Case of Contact with Moisture

Over 48 million people in America use hearing aids to rectify their hearing loss. Some of these users are overly comfortable with wearing their hearing instruments to the point where they sometimes forget to remove them prior to taking a shower or going swimming.

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Experiencing Mixed Forms of Hearing Damage

Experiencing Mixed Forms of Hearing Damage

Hearing loss is a common problem but mixed hearing loss refers to difficulty in hearing that results from problems in multiple parts of the ear; the outer, middle and inner ear. It refers to a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing damage.

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Conversing with Hearing Impaired Individuals

Conversing with Hearing Impaired Individuals

All of us usually know at least one person in our lives who has a hearing disability. Most people tend to avoid talking to people with hearing loss, out of fear of having to constantly repeat themselves, and not being able understood. In reality, all it takes is a bit of time and energy to come up with creative and effective ways to communicate with those who have hearing loss.

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Hearing Examinations Explained

Hearing Examinations Explained

We are all encouraged to get our hearing examined by a qualified hearing care professional, but it all seems a bit scary and unfamiliar. This is why many people avoid it for as long as they can, even though the procedure is actually very simple and completely painless.

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Get Professional Help When Cleaning Hearing Devices

Get Professional Help When Cleaning Hearing Devices

Hearing aids are wonderful devices which help us make the most of our world of sound. However, in order to help keep them functioning at their optimal level, we must take good care of them and perform routine maintenances and repairs. Even though you are provided with a cleaning kit when you get hearing aids, it is a good idea to let a professional clean your hearing aids once in a while.

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Hearing Protection is Important

Hearing Protection is Important

Hearing loss is a common occurrence these days, with 36 million people in America being affected by it. This problem is especially common in the elderly population, with 50% of people aged 75 and above being affected by hearing loss. The strange thing about hearing loss is that it can actually be prevented in some cases.

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Emergency Situations and Hearing Loss

Emergency Situations and Hearing Loss

Our hearing is a sense that we often overlook, until we lose it. As the world around us slowly grows fainter and quieter, we suddenly begin to notice the challenges that everyday life throws our way when we are unable to hear.

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Remedy for Tinnitus Includes Cognitive Therapy and Meditation

Remedy for Tinnitus Includes Cognitive Therapy and Meditation

Tinnitus is a condition where the affected person hears a ringing, buzzing, or whistling sound in the ears in the absence of any such external stimuli. This condition affects several people across America, yet no known cure exists for it. Even so, various methods can provide relief and alleviate the symptoms associated with tinnitus, including meditation.

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Indicators of Hearing Damage

Indicators of Hearing Damage

We often take our hearing for granted, but our sense of hearing is actually the quickest sense of all! Our brain takes only around 0.05 seconds to process any type of sound, whereas it takes up to 0.25 seconds to process any visual image. This makes our hearing the swiftest sense we possess, which also makes it prone to damage.

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Treat Hearing Damage to Boost Cognitive Wellbeing

Treat Hearing Damage to Boost Cognitive Wellbeing

Hearing loss does not simply mean being unable to hear a few sounds each day. It means slowly beginning to feel excluded during family gatherings, being ridiculed behind your back, and becoming increasingly isolated as others no longer understand the sheer loneliness of being unable to hear.

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Summer Time Means Hearing Protection

Summer Time Means Hearing Protection

Summer days are long and exciting, filled with loud music, long drives, relaxing vacations, and other activities that can be harmful for your hearing. If you enjoy cranking up the volume on your car radio, think again. Hearing loss is an irreversible condition and exposing yourself to loud volumes over a period of time can cause tinnitus as well as permanent hearing damage.

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Contemporary Hearing Devices

Contemporary Hearing Devices

Hearing aids have been undergoing drastic changes over the decades. Latest hearing aid technology enables your hearing instruments to automatically adjust sound settings based on the environment you are in. However, your hearing aids do not have a brain of their own so they may not always be aware of your specific wants and hearing needs at any given moment.

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Advantages of Getting Hearing Aids

Advantages of Getting Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is a common problem in America. Unfortunately, only 20% of those with hearing loss wear hearing aids; this means the majority of people with hearing loss are left untreated. It can take an average American a decade before they finally seek help for their hearing loss, and lack of treatment puts them at several health risks.

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Ignored Signs of Hearing Loss

Ignored Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss rarely occurs overnight; it is a gradual process that can often occur over the span of years. This is why early warning signs are often neglected and dismissed as temporary problems, primarily because hearing loss is thought to be a problem of the elderly. Even though this is true, since 1 in 3 people aged above 65 do indeed have some form of hearing loss, problems with hearing can affect anyone at any point in time.

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Tinnitus and Hearing Loss are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Tinnitus and Hearing Loss are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Tinnitus is the constant feeling of ringing or buzzing in the ears in the absence of any present auditory stimuli in your surroundings. This condition affects around 20% of people in the United States and is significantly higher (60%) for veteran soldiers who have faced combat. The Hearing Health Foundation states that a vast majority (90%) of people who have tinnitus also have some form of hearing loss.

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Ear Protection for You

Ear Protection for You

Prevention is always better than the cure. Hearing loss can occur even if you do not necessarily work in loud, noisy environments. It can occur even if you operate loud machinery at home, such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, chainsaws or other power tools. You may also suffer from hearing loss as a result of prolonged exposure to loud noises at music concerts or sporting events.

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Effects of Hearing Impairment on Movement

Effects of Hearing Impairment on Movement

Hearing loss not only affects our hearing, it also affects our general lifestyle. Recent research suggests that those with hearing loss tend to be limited in their capacity to be independent and mobile enough to move around local areas.

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Social Withdrawal Resulting from Hearing Loss

Social Withdrawal Resulting from Hearing Loss

Time has never slowed down for anyone and as time passes, people continue to age and their personalities continue to evolve. This evolution in personality can often lead to problems if the person has hearing loss.

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Medical Ailments That Might Lead to Hearing Impairment

Medical Ailments That Might Lead to Hearing Impairment

A number of medical conditions have been found to contribute to the development of hearing loss. Some of these conditions may be temporary and treatable, while others are more severe and could lead to lasting damage to one’s hearing health.

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Concealed Hearing Impairment

Concealed Hearing Impairment

Hearing loss can be tricky to detect sometimes and is often unidentified in regular hearing tests. You may feel like you’re missing out on bits of conversation but at the same time nothing seems to have been out of the ordinary when you got your hearing tested. If this is the case, you may have hidden hearing loss which arises in the brain and is therefore undetected by regular hearing tests.

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Loud Restaurants and Hearing Loss

Loud Restaurants and Hearing Loss

People are extremely fond of eating out at restaurants these days. Unfortunately, many of these eating joints boast excessively loud levels of noise than can damage hearing. The Occupational Safety and Health Association reported that any sound level above 85 dB is considered as dangerous and can lead to hearing loss over time.

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Customized Hearing Protection

Customized Hearing Protection

A considerable 37 million people in the United States currently suffer from hearing loss. We live in a very busy, loud world where we are constantly bombarded with noise which puts us at risk of developing hearing loss.

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Hearing Impairment Resulting from Smoking Cigarettes

Hearing Impairment Resulting from Smoking Cigarettes

The many hazards of cigarette smoking have long been under scrutiny. Research suggests that cigarette smoking can lead to lung or throat cancer, emphysema, respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, allergies, and also suppress the immune system.

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Hearing Loss in School Aged Children

Hearing Loss in School Aged Children

School-aged children with hearing loss can often face multiple social and academic challenges. Parents can learn appropriate ways to help their child by developing strategies to help them teach communicate with their child more effectively while helping their child boost their self-esteem by obtaining hearing aids.

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Maintaining Your Hearing Devices

Maintaining Your Hearing Devices

Hearing devices like any other device are prone to the wear and tear of daily use. As such it is important to take good care of them to maintain their optimum auditory abilities. This includes daily cleaning as well as regular maintenance services to rectify any malfunctions.

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Protect Your Ears from Damage

Protect Your Ears from Damage

It is widely known that prevention is always better than the cure. As such it is better to protect your hearing while you still have it rather than having to invest in expensive measures to rectify your hearing loss later in life. You can do this by implementing the following recommendations to help keep your ears healthy and working in optimal condition.

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Hearing Aid Settings

Hearing Aid Settings

Hearing aids are specifically programmed to suit the needs of each individual user. Adjustments in volume, intensity, frequency, and microphone intake can be made by audiologists based on the personal preferences of the user.

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Wearing a Single Hearing Aid

Wearing a Single Hearing Aid

People with hearing loss may attempt to cut costs by investing in only one hearing aid to rectify the hearing in a particular ear only. However, it is important to consider the fact that your ears work in collaboration with your brain to help identify and decipher sounds.

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Treating Your Hearing Impairment

Treating Your Hearing Impairment

Hearing loss is more common than we believe. Due to its gradual nature, people may overlook their potential hearing loss for several years before they actually decide to seek help. It is important to treat hearing loss to prevent further damage and to help you gain the most out of your life.

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Our team is Hertz to Run

Our team is Hertz to Run

Audiology sponsored the Sertoma 5k in 2015,2016 and will also 2017! This year is May 8, 2017. Our team is Hertz to Run.

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Hearing Loss - Effects on An Active Lifestyle

Our hearing is instrumental in allowing us to enjoy an active lifestyle. Whether it is participating in a lively discussion, traveling, or practicing our favorite outdoor activity or sport, healthy hearing allows us to be engaged with those around us.

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