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How Often Should You Get Your Hearing Checked?

Have you recently noticed a change in your hearing? It’s possible that you have found that you are finding it more of a challenge to hear someone speaking to you. Alternatively, you might have noticed that you can no longer hear relatively quiet noises such as rain falling outside. This could mean that you are […]

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Does Health Insurance Cover Hearing Aids?

If you have recently found that you are experiencing hearing loss, then you might be wondering what your next step should be. First, it’s important to make sure that you speak to a hearing instrument specialist. They will be able to provide you with the right support and recommend the type of hearing aids that […]

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What Lifestyle Factors Influence Tinnitus

Tinnitus does not affect everyone. That being said – it is a fairly common problem that can affect up to 20% of people. Tinnitus tends to be a problem that stems from an underlying condition. This could be aging, the result of an ear injury or even an issue with your circulatory system. Either way, […]

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How To Use Your Hearing Aid Controls Correctly

If you have noticed that your ability to hear has reduced, you may want to visit a hearing instrument specialist (HIS) to get your hearing evaluated. A hearing evaluation will assess your hearing and identify any hearing loss you may be experiencing. After the assessment, your HIS may recommend that you use hearing aids to […]

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Falls and Accidents Are More Likely with Hearing Loss

Many accept hearing loss as a natural part of the aging process and decide to simply live with the condition. While it is true that our ability to hear can reduce as a result of age, this does not mean you cannot do something about it.  Experiencing hearing loss can disrupt your life. When your […]

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What are the Benefits of Custom Hearing Protection?

Hearing loss is something that everyone will want to avoid. It can be something that can impact different aspects of your life, and in many cases, experiencing hearing loss can be avoided. Our ears are very delicate and as a result, we need to do what we can to make sure that we are protecting […]

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What is the Best Hearing Aid for First Time Users?

If you are choosing a hearing aid for the first time, you may be overwhelmed by the different options out there. There are many hearing aids for people today, and your hearing instrument specialist can help you to narrow down your search effectively.  The first thing that you need to take into account when choosing […]

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Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

Hearing loss is something that affects many people. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, one in eight people experience hearing loss in both ears. Additionally, 8.5% of all adults aged 45-54 have disabling hearing loss. You’re likely reading this page because you experience some hearing loss, and you’re wondering if […]

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Which Are the Most Popular Types of Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids come in a variety of different sizes and shapes; however, the right one for you is going to depend on your level of hearing loss, budget, lifestyle and aesthetic needs.  Your hearing instrument specialist is going to help you find the best suit for your level of hearing loss. They will look at […]