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Modern hearing aids are miracles of technology. They consist of miniature amplifiers, transmitters, and computers. Through the use of modern hearing aids , many people are able to experience the world around them instead of living in silence and confusion. But hearing aids are far from new inventions. They have a long and lively history. The First Hearing Aids When

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We think of brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist as activities to protect our dental health. Did you know you could be protecting your hearing as well? Turns out that dental health and hearing loss may be connected. Oral Bacteria We know nasties lurk in our mouth. That’s why we brush, floss, and rinse. Not only are we removing

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Hearing loss doesn’t mean you must give up the sports you love.  Being physically active is good for the mind and body, no matter your age.  Playing sports while you wear hearing aids isn’t a problem. You just need to be prepared. Don’t Let Hearing Aids Work Up a Sweat If you are going to be physically active, you are

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Nothing adds more excitement to a family than the arrival of a new baby. Naturally, you want the newest family member to be healthy. Yet, every year babies enter the world with hearing problems. In fact, between 1 and 2% of newborns have significant hearing loss at birth. Fortunately, as a parent, you can find out whether your newborn baby

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You’ve been through the diagnosis process.  You’ve had your hearing tests, met with the audiologist, and have been fitted with new hearing aids .  Now, it’s time to get used to wearing your new devices. New Hearing Aids – The First Days Just like wearing glasses or contacts for the first time, wearing hearing aids will take a period of

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Often overlooked, hearing loss is a serious issue and a common problem in the United States. According to recent findings, hearing loss is the third most common physical health condition in the United States after arthritis and heart disease. Unfortunately, while diseases such as arthritis and heart disease are kept in the limelight, hearing loss is discussed not as much

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This may sound like an odd question, but it’s one worth thinking about. Not everyone who suffers from hearing loss is ready to act and improve their hearing . If you feel stuck in limbo and aren’t sure if you need, or even want, to do something about your hearing problems, then consider sitting down and sparing some time to

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Are you in denial? If you have hearing loss, chances are good that a hearing aid can help you hear. However, research show that of the thirty-six million Americans with hearing loss, many do not use a hearing aid. Why is this? A study funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education looked into the possible causes. Stigma Remember

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When a child has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the symptoms of hearing loss may be overlooked.  This is especially true when the diagnosis is made in a very young child.  Difficulty with communication or other symptoms of autism may overshadow the symptoms of hearing loss.  Conversely, a hearing loss diagnosis may delay an ASD diagnosis. Symptoms

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It's not uncommon for people to hesitate when they learn the price of a hearing aid. Hearing aids aren't cheap, but purchasing one could be one of the best investments you'll ever make. Here's why. A Hearing Aid Helps Preserve Cognitive Function Tiny hair cells in your inner ear carry sound information to the portion of your brain involved in

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