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4 Questions to Ask About Hearing Aids Aug 20th, 2019

If you are thinking about getting hearing aids, you are probably full of questions already. Fortunately, most people tend to ask the same four common questions so we can give you the answers you are looking for right now. Are there different styles of hearing aids? Yes. There are a few...

How to Properly Clean Your Ears Aug 20th, 2019

A commonly asked question is how do people go about properly and safely cleaning their ears? The simple answer to this question is that you don’t. Meaning you do not actually need to clean your ears because your ears do clean themselves. How you may ask? Well you see your ears...

7 Dos and Don’ts of Ear Cleaning Aug 19th, 2019

We’ve all done it at one time or another: Reach for a cotton bud, pen lid, or bobby pin and mine our ear for wax. While this gives a short term satisfaction it is from beneficial to your ear health and liable be harmful in the long term. With that...

Types of Hearing Loss Aug 16th, 2019

Hearing loss affects roughly 48 million Americans, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Individuals can suffer from three types of hearing loss, which are characterized by the part of the auditory system that is damaged. The three types of hearing loss include sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss or mixed...

Hearing Aid Battery Basics Aug 13th, 2019

Hearing aids need batteries to run. Different hearing aids need different battery sizes, so it's important to know about what batteries your hearing aids take so you can keep them running and always have spares handy. Hearing aid batteries are generally made in five different sizes, which include sizes 5, 10,...

4 FAQs About Hearing Aid Repairs Aug 12th, 2019

When things are going smoothly, you sometimes forget how much you depend upon your eyeglasses or your hearing aids. But when something goes wrong, it can make life a little more difficult. Even with the best of care, your hearing aids may occasionally need repairs. Here are some frequently asked questions...

4 Things to Expect at Your Hearing Aid Fitting Aug 9th, 2019

If you’ve been to an audiologist for hearing tests, and they have recommended using hearing aids, you may be approaching a hearing aid fitting with both trepidation and excitement. It’s natural to be slightly nervous about wearing hearing aids for the first time, but you’re probably also really looking forward to...

5 Questions to Ask at Your First Hearing Checkup Aug 8th, 2019

The time has come: You’ve had enough people telling you to visit an audiologist because they think you have hearing loss. You listened and now you’re getting ready for your first visit. The first visit with an audiologist can be nerve-wracking. Taking some time to prepare yourself by making a list of...

A Guide to Ear Cleaning Aug 7th, 2019

Are you ears giving you trouble? You might think about completing some ear cleaning. With ear cleaning, you might think that you can get rid of the buildup of wax and ensure that you can hear more effectively. Or, you may believe that with a thorough cleaning, you can stop your...

Why Choose an Audiologist? Aug 6th, 2019

If you feel like you may be suffering from hearing loss, chances are someone will recommend you visit an audiologist. Just what is an audiologist, though? An audiologist is a healthcare provider that has a Master’s or Doctorate degree in audiology. They have undergone extensive, specific training to ensure your hearing...

Do I Need to Clean My Ears? Aug 5th, 2019

In addition to caring for hearing itself, hygiene plays an important role in keeping the ears healthy. Remarkably, the ears have their own cleaning system – earwax. Most of the time, all you need to do is keep the exterior of your ears clean and let your body do the rest....

Preparing for Your Hearing Test Aug 4th, 2019

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions impacting people today; however, it’s also one of the most overlooked and undertreated health issues. This may sound obvious, but it takes the average person around 10 years from first suspecting they have hearing loss to doing something about it. Signs...

What is Auditory-Brainstem Testing? Aug 3rd, 2019

If you’ve noticed a decline in your hearing ability, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a hearing care provider in your area. If they determine you have hearing loss, hearing aids are a common recommendation of treatment and can help you reconnect with the world around you. But before...

4 FAQs About Ear Protection Aug 2nd, 2019

Ear protection isn’t something to just pick without thinking about it. Your hearing is a sense that you shouldn’t ignore, and you should be ensuring that you head to your regular audiologist appointments to discuss the best avenues for ear protection for your hearing. Being exposed to a high level of noise a...

Can Tinnitus be Prevented? Aug 1st, 2019

If you’ve ever heard a consistent ringing, buzzing or hissing noise in your ears, then there’s a good chance that you’ve developed tinnitus. Many people around the world suffer from tinnitus and its severity can range from being barely noticeable to keeping you up at night. Some people only experience...