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You have probably seen several advertisements regarding personal sound amplifying products (PSAPs) running on the TV, the ones that pitch these items as a cheaper, yet an equally effective solution to hearing aids . Costing as little as $20, these products seem to be the ultimate deal. They become all the more attractive when compared to the exuberant selling prices of hearing

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Wearing hearing aids is crucial when it comes to combatting hearing loss. A proper hearing aid fitting is important when wearing hearing aids to ensure the most comfort and usability. Once you’ve been through the screening and been fitted for hearing aids, it’s time to learn how to wear your hearing aids effectively. Don’t worry; it just takes a little

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The first step to treating hearing loss is, of course, a full hearing evaluation . This is where it will be determined if you will benefit from hearing aids based on the softest sounds you can hear across a range of pitches. If the hearing instrument specialist recommends a hearing aid evaluation, you will begin the device selection process and

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Many people have been experiencing hearing loss for years before they make an appointment to get a hearing screening. Once you fail a hearing screening and are referred to an audiologist for testing you will probably have many questions. Here are a few answers that should set your mind at ease as well as suggestions for questions you should ask

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Can you afford to cut costs and purchase a basic hearing device? Your visit to the audiologist confirmed your suspicions; you are suffering from mild hearing loss. You work, are busy and would benefit from using a hearing device . But life is demanding, there’s a mortgage to pay and the car’s getting old, so where best to allocate your

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Many people are anxious when they get hearing aids for the first time. They’ve already been to a hearing healthcare professional and learned, like 48 million Americans, they have some degree of hearing loss. Something happens after that initial appointment. Once learning they have hearing loss, less than 75 percent of people with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing

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The Internet is awesome. You can watch crazy cat videos, check the weather 15 days in advance and even buy clothes, shoes and groceries, and have them delivered right to your house. The Internet makes all of this possible from the comfort of your home. But the Internet isn’t always awesome for everything. Understanding online hearing tests In the not-so-awesome

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Did you know that just two of our five senses, sight and hearing, give us 95 percent of the information we receive about the world around us? When one of those senses isn’t working properly, this has a big impact on our ability to process and understand what’s happening in our lives. Not being 100 percent aware of what people

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One of the most common questions audiologists are asked is how long hearing aid batteries are supposed to last and if it’s possible to increase their lifespan. There are a few things you can’t change when it comes to how long batteries last – for instance, the size of the batteries, their age, your degree of hearing loss, how heavily

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Time to chase those winter blues away with a quick spring getaway! Your hearing loss doesn’t have to impede your travel plans. With just a little planning you can have a fun and hassle-free trip. Packing Tips It doesn’t matter whether you are packing slacks, shorts, bathing suits or ski pants. There are certain things that must be in your

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