Tips for Holidays with Hearing Aids

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One of the best things about the holidays is the chance to celebrate with family and friends. Cocktails, sweaters, presents, eggnog–what’s not to love? But large parties also mean elevated noise levels, which can make it difficult for people with hearing loss to distinguish speech and keep up with conversations. Here are some simple tips that will help you and … Read More

When the Cost of Hearing Loss Outweighs Its Treatment

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Hearing loss isn’t just about missing some of the sounds around you. While it’s true that hearing loss means you’ll have trouble hearing high sounds or soft sounds, hearing loss affects so much more! Your social, mental, and emotional health all suffer. Even your career is in jeopardy! Hearing aids can seem costly, but when weighed against the benefits of … Read More

Beyond the Hearing Aid: 4 Things to Improve Your Hearing

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Beyond the hearing aid things to improve hearing

Hearing aids have the power to revolutionize your life. From dinner with friends to a day in the park with the grandchildren, hearing aids give you all the sounds you’ve been missing. Getting fitted for hearing aids is just the first step in better communication and improving relationships. There are a number of hearing aid accessories that will make hearing … Read More

Best Hearing Aids for Kids and Teens

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Does your child struggle to hear? Childhood hearing loss is on the rise, but there are many hearing solutions designed specifically for children. Early intervention is crucial to meet learning goals. Delaying even a few months can have a major impact on your child’s social and language development since the brain of a child is rapidly changing and developing. Hearing … Read More

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

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Moisture can wreak serious damage on the fragile circuits of a hearing aid. If you are expecting wet weather at your destination, bring a waterproof hat to protect it during sudden downpours. If the weather calls for swimming and beach time, pack a small dry box with your swimsuit so your aid is protected from splashes. Make sure you have … Read More

Introducing the new Signia Primax

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Introducing the Signia Primax

Signia Primax: The Latest (and Greatest) in Hearing Technology The most recent breakthrough designed to improve audial understanding and enjoyment for those with hearing loss is the Signia Primax, a sophisticated, adaptable device which can meet the challenges of living with hearing impairment head on. Created by Sivantos, the maker of Siemens hearing aids, the Primax has been equipped with … Read More

Childhood Hearing Loss

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Childhood Hearing Loss

Statistics of Childhood Hearing Loss According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association, “the number of Americans with a hearing loss has evidentially doubled during the past 30 years.” For children in particular, the number has grown from 13.2 million in 1971 to 24.2 million in 1993. In more recent years, the number has grown. Healthy Hearing writes, “Unfortunately, hearing … Read More

The Link Between Hearing Loss & Depression

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Link Between Hearing Loss & Depression

Hearing Loss: A Common Condition In the United States, hearing loss is the third most common medical condition, trailing behind heart disease and arthritis. Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans, which is 20% of the population. The incidents of hearing loss increase as we get older, with a third of people over the age of 65 experiencing some degree … Read More

Best Hearing Aids of 2015

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Best hearing aids of 2015

2015: Year of the Hearable Earlier this year, the magazine Entrepreneur dubbed 2015 the “Year of the Hearable.” While they were discussing the boom of wireless electronic devices and earbuds, they also referred to hearing aids as “hearables.” This year, hearing aid manufacturers released new and innovative hearing technology that increases accessibility for wearers. Also, technological advancements in hearing technology … Read More

Is Hearing Loss Genetic?

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Is Hearing Loss Genetic? When subjecting hearing loss to the nature vs. nurture debate, we are left with the staggering reality that hearing loss may occur to anyone, at any age, regardless of genetics. Years of exposure to damaging volumes, beginning at a young age with earbuds blasting loud music to occupationally hazardous sounds, whether you are a dentist or … Read More