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Keeping your hearing aids in perfect health is absolutely vital if you want to enjoy the full benefits that they can bring. While positive daily habits, such as storing them safely at night, will lay the right foundations but regular maintenance may still be required. As such, knowing to identify when hearing aid repairs are needed is a responsibility that

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Hearing loss can have a devastating impact, but there is help at hand. If you’re having trouble hearing, seeing an audiologist can make all the difference. Hearing aids are a tried and tested treatment for hearing loss, and you may be surprised at the impact they have on your enjoyment of day-to-day life and your confidence. If you’re struggling to

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When you have chosen your hearing aids after a test and evaluation, your audiologist will program them so that they meet your needs and enable you to finally hear better. This appointment is called a hearing aid fitting and it’s important to have this appointment so that your audiologist can talk you through how to use the new hearing devices,

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You might have noticed a substantial change to your hearing lately. Perhaps you have found that you are unable to hear people talk effectively. Or, maybe, for a few months, you have been constantly turning up the volume on the TV further and further. This suggests an issue with your hearing and should be checked out by an audiologist. A

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Tinnitus is usually described as a ringing or hissing in the ears and can develop due to a number of different reasons. Depending on the cause, tinnitus can actually be prevented with the right care and a good understanding of the condition. What is tinnitus? To start, let’s define tinnitus to get a better understanding of it. Tinnitus is when

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In general, you don’t need to clean your ears that often. Most audiologists will recommend you clean them once a month, or every two weeks if you start seeing an excessive amount of wax building up in your ears. When it comes to ear cleaning, there are many different methods out there. Some are more popular than others, but also

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As a first-time hearing aid wearer, your life is about to be changed for the better. You will hear things you didn’t realize you were missing, gain more confidence in yourself, and in many cases, lead a much more positive life than you did before. However, that’s not to say that wearing a hearing aid is an easy adjustment to

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Visiting an audiologist may be necessary if you’re experiencing hearing loss or a number of other ear-related issues. The audiologist will examine your ears, assess your symptoms and conduct a series of hearing tests to help figure out the root cause of the problem. They will then be able to give you an idea of what treatment will make your

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Hearing loss is an extensive topic and there are several questions you may have that relate to it. We firmly believe that the more you know about hearing loss, the better. Keeping that in mind, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about this topic: What are the symptoms of hearing loss? Hearing loss symptoms vary, but there

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One of the many services your audiologist provides during your hearing health journey is helping you choose and fit the hearing aid best suited to your needs. They may recommend an in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid. These are some of the largest devices on the market and are designed to sit comfortably in the outer ear. To help you better understand

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