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In the field of hearing health, it can be easy to get confused about the titles assigned to each type of specialist. What makes the difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist (also referred to as a hearing aid specialist), and which one you should see for various hearing health issues? To put it simply, an audiologist is

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The stigma associated with hearing loss was conceived decades ago, when technology was less advanced, clunky and imperfect. Thanks to the advanced technology available with hearing aids today, individuals suffering from hearing loss should no longer have to worry about this negative stigma, right? Unfortunately, while hearing loss treatment has progressed, the stigma associated with hearing aids has not. So

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  If your hearing isn’t as good as it could be or you experience an annoying ringing in the ears, who should you see? The range of options can be quite confusing. For example, should you book an appointment with a physician, audiologist , ENT specialist, or a HIS (Hearing Instrument Specialist)? While each of these options is valid in

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Prior to your initial appointment, a million questions might be running through your head. Most of them will be answered by the audiologist during your appointment but some may not so it is always a good idea to write down any questions you have prior to the appointment to ensure they are answered during the appointment. Here are some questions

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If you or someone you love is currently experiencing hearing loss, you’ve probably considered getting a hearing aid. A hearing aid can be a great device for someone going through hearing loss. These devices can also contribute to your quality of life and increase participation in social activities.   So, how does a hearing aid work to help you hear well? 

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A bone conduction test is very similar to a pure-tone test in that pure tones are presented to the patient and the patient responds when they hear the tone. However, there is a major difference in how the sound is delivered and heard by the patient in a bone conduction test. This test, along with the pure-tone test, helps the

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After your audiologist has prescribed hearing aids for you, one of the first decisions you'll have to take is regarding the style of the hearing aids. You will need to decide which style of hearing aids you actually want to go for. Typically, hearing aids can be classified into two main categories: BTE hearing aids and ITE hearing aids. Since

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What wouldn’t you give to be on vacation right now? Imagine it: Relaxing on a lounger beside the pool enjoying a drink of something long and cool with an umbrella in it. But if you wear a hearing device then you need to give thought to those poolside activities because water and hearing aids don’t mix. Don’t ruin that vacation

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June 21 marks the official start of summer. For most people, summer means swimming, sprinklers and sunscreen. For people who wear hearing aids , those three summer essentials, can wreak havoc on one’s devices. After all, hearing aids are delicate instruments that are vulnerable to moisture. The sunshine and water doesn’t have to be stressful, just follow these summer hearing

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If you’re suffering from hearing loss, it may be time to see an audiologist and possibly purchase a hearing aid. Having to wear a hearing aid can be the cause of some anxiety for many people. It brings on a lot of emotions such as anticipation and stress. If you are considering purchasing a hearing aid or need to update

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