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What are the Duties of an Audiologist?

November 19, 2020

If you visit your doctor with any conditions that affect your sense of hearing, chances are they may refer you to an audiologist. Put simply, an audiologist is a health care professional who specializes in identifying, assessing and managing disorders associated with hearing, balance or other neural systems. Generally speaking, it’s an audiologist’s duty to […]

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Four Ways Hearing Better Can Help You Age Better

November 18, 2020

We all want to stay healthy and happy as we age. Exercising and eating right are two obvious things we can do to help. But did you know hearing our best has a big impact, too? September is Healthy Aging Month. Here are four ways hearing your best can help you age your best. Hearing […]

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How Do Hearing Aids Work?

October 21, 2020

Hearing aids are small electronic devices that you can wear inside or behind your ear to improve your hearing. The aid will make sounds louder, making it easier for many people with hearing loss to communicate with others, listen to things they want to and live a simpler life in general. This, of course, is […]

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Can COVID-19 cause tinnitus or hearing loss?

September 24, 2020

By Kyle Acker, Au.D. COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, brings with it a host of health concerns. Most of these symptoms are respiratory in nature as reported by the CDC; shortness of breath, coughing, sore throat [1]. However, there is some concern that the coronavirus may cause some neurological symptoms as well. […]

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5 Surprising Superpowers of Hearing Aids

By Sarah Boersig Did you know that hearing aids do more than just improve your hearing? They improve overall health and can include features that assist with everything from schedule management to binging your favorite podcast! Here are some lesser-known ways hearing aids are here to save the day: Tinnitus Suppression – Tinnitus is a […]

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Hearing Loss: Ending the Stigma

September 23, 2020

By Sarah Boersig Recently, a patient in the waiting room of our audiology clinic chuckled as he was filling out his forms. The question that tickled him was, “Do you think you have a hearing loss?” “Why would I be here if I could hear?” he laughed. While it seems like a silly question, it’s […]

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How to Increase the Life of a Hearing Aid?

September 21, 2020

Hearing aid technology has advanced rapidly in the past few years, and there are a number of different types to choose from. If you require hearing aids, your healthcare practitioner will be able to advise you which type is the best for your particular needs. The three main types of hearing aid are in the […]

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Seven reasons to treat your hearing loss early

September 15, 2020

Hearing loss is typically gradual, and therefore, often something we adapt to over time. We might not notice it for months or years. However, age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults, so experiencing hearing loss is not uncommon. Approximately one in three people in the United […]

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Simple hearing aid troubleshooting tips you can do at home

August 23, 2020

Like any high-tech device, hearing aids may occasionally become fussy. Not to worry – most issues can be solved easily and at home. Below are some of the most common calls we get at our Support line, and the simple troubleshooting tips you can do to fix them from the safety of your home.

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How to Deal with a Family Member with Hearing Loss?

August 19, 2020

Millions of Americans deal with hearing loss. Finding out that someone you love is dealing with hearing loss can be a shock, both for yourself and for the person experiencing the hearing loss itself. It can be hard to know what you can do and how you can offer support. In the beginning, there may […]