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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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You know getting the proper nutrition is important to all aspect of your health. You know to eat a diet rich in the proper fats, whole grains, vegetables and fruits and to avoid processed foods and refined flour and sugar. You might even take a multi-vitamin or other supplement just to make sure your body is getting what it needs.

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It happens to us all – getting older that is. But for around one third of people between the ages of 65 to 74, the aging process is also associated with hearing loss .  At over 75 year of age, this statistic rises to half. However, when this loss happens gradually, you don’t always realize what’s happening. The tell-tale signs

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Are you happy with your analog hearing aid? Your analog hearing aid has served you well over the years, but if you’ve had the device for a while then perhaps it’s due for a replacement. Now is a good time to reassess whether an analog device still meets your needs or if it’s time to go digital. You might be

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Did you know an audiologist does so much more than test your hearing? An audiologist is qualified to look after every aspect of your hearing health.  Audiologists study for at least eight years and must pass rigorous examinations in order to qualify for licensure and then practice in the field of hearing health. Audiologists hold a Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

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You thought long and hard and bought a hearing aid based on your needs rather than price. This represents an investment in your hearing health and it is a decision for which you want to get the best value. This means keeping the device in good working order for as long as possible. Think of your hearing aid in the

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You love to swim or take part in water-sports, but if you have hearing loss this can leave you with a dilemma. Do you continue to swim but feel vulnerable without your hearing device , or do you forgo the activity? Until now, this decision has largely been one of self-confidence and how able you feel about having limited hearing

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If you are reading this article, chances are you are concerned about the possibility of hearing loss.  The hearing loss may be your own or a friend or family member.  Hearing loss can be determined by hearing screenings and hearing evaluations .  Both are painless procedures. Hearing Screenings  Hearing screenings can be performed on anyone of any age.  The type

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Researchers from Harvard Medical School have teamed up with researchers from the University of Michigan’s Kresge Hearing Research Institute to produce a protocol that reverses noise-induced hearing loss in mice. Noise exposure has resulted in about 26 million Americans aged 20-69 experiencing high-frequency hearing loss. Aging is also another reason for hearing loss. It affects about 30% of adults aged

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Do you dread allergy season because of the sneezing, sniffling and watery eyes? What you might not realize is along with the red eyes and runny nose, allergies can affect your hearing too. Seasonal allergies can cause swelling and build-up of mucus in the middle ear. Normally, a tube called the Eustachian tube that connects your nose to your throat

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