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Do I Need an Annual Hearing Test?

Many people ask themselves the question, do I need an annual hearing test? Without ever truly knowing the answer. Fortunately, there doesn’t need to be any more confusion surrounding the topic of annual hearing tests, as this guide aims to provide an in-depth answer that can effectively resolve any questions you may have while putting your […]

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5 Surprising Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a serious issue that affects millions of people all over the world. It can be caused by a number of factors, some of which may be surprising to you. In this blog post, we will discuss five of the most surprising causes of hearing loss. If you are affected by hearing loss, […]

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What Are Earmolds, and How Do They Work?

Earmolds are an important part of the hearing aid fitting process and overall patient satisfaction. They help to direct sound into your ear so that you can hear better. In this blog post, we will discuss what earmolds are, how they work, and some of the different styles that are available. We will also talk […]

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Sound Waves and How Hearing Loss Affects Our Perception of Them

Sound waves, you probably haven’t even thought of them since high school science, but they are vital to understanding how you perceive sound and recognizing hearing loss. Here, we’ll look at sound waves and how hearing loss affects our perception of them, and when it might be time to visit a hearing instrument specialist (HIS).  How […]

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How Heart Health Can Affect Your Hearing

Most of us think that we can take care of our hearing by limiting our exposure to loud noises and keeping our ears clean, and both of those things are undoubtedly important, but they’re not the only factors when dealing with hearing loss. In fact, untreated hearing loss has a connection to numerous other conditions, […]

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At Home Care Tips for Hearing Aids

Your hearing aids do a tremendous job of supporting you to live your life as effectively as possible when you are experiencing hearing loss. So, it stands to reason that you will need to take good care of them if you want them to keep functioning as effectively as they did when they were first […]

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Why Is a Regular Hearing Screening Important?

When people are exposed to loud noises for an extended period, they may experience hearing loss. Industrial workers are at risk from noise, but you can be exposed to unsafe sounds at a restaurant, car park or airport as well. Routine screenings are essential for several reasons, including: Getting the proper diagnosis and treatments. Professional […]

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What’s a Safe Listening Volume?

Do you think about the volume you listen to when you play music or an audiobook through your device? Most people don’t, they simply play the sounds at a comfortable volume and effortlessly raise it if the environment becomes noisier, but this might have consequences in the future.  In this article, you will find out […]

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Why Your Mood Can be Improved by Having Your Hearing Checked

Do you suffer from low mood, anxiety or depression? If so, you might have tried wellbeing treatments such as mindfulness, meditations or even some medications, but did you know that your hearing can also play a significant role in how you feel and the quality of your life?  How Does Hearing Affect Your Mood?  The […]

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Hearing Aids Reduce Signs of Aging

Hearing loss can change your life in a number of ways – you might miss out on socialization with friends and family, you might find it hard to talk on the phone or even feel unsafe and lack confidence while completing tasks independently. It’s all too easy to simply withdraw when you feel as though […]