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Ear protection is essential if you expose yourself to excessive noise, whether temporarily or on a regular basis. In addition to earmuffs and disposable earbuds, there are also several custom protection options available. Not only do audiologists recommend custom protection because it’s effective, but also because of the following benefits. It’s reusable Unlike disposable earplugs, custom ear protection can be

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Arranging a hearing test with your audiologist is the most effective way to get the truth behind any suspicions or concerns you might have. They can diagnose not only whether you have hearing loss, but also how severe or mild it might be, as well as the potential causes. You might be wondering what to expect, so here’s a rundown

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So you have some sort of hearing problem and have been referred to an audiologist by your doctor - the only issue is that you are unsure about how to go about choosing the right one. After all, when it comes to medical care and selecting a specialist to take care of you, it’s all about ensuring that you make

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There is a common misconception that our ears don’t clean themselves when actually they do. However, did you know that earwax is usually naturally expelled by the body over time? Despite this fact, many people choose to clean their ears themselves, as the idea of having ‘waxy ears’ is a worrisome one for many of us. While your ears usually

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When your hearing aids need repairing it can be a stressful time. There are a lot of questions that you need to ask yourself before you send your device off for hearing aid repairs. Many people struggle while their hearing aids are away being repaired because they have not thought about what they are going to do in the meantime.

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Everybody should take a hearing test at least once every 3 to 5 years. Meanwhile, those with known or suspected problems should increase that frequency to at least once a year, starting with a trip to the audiologist ASAP. As with a lot of healthcare tasks, however, it’s very easy to keep putting it off until tomorrow. Here are some

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Tinnitus is a symptom related to a wide range of conditions and health concerns, that causes you to perceive noise that isn’t really there. It’s a symptom that varies greatly from person to person. It can be very intense and constant, and in most cases, it is hard to find the single cause. As a result, tinnitus can have a

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For many of us, the idea of visiting an audiologist is a new experience. Few of us attend these appointments on a routine basis, which means you may be unfamiliar with the process. After all, our hearing is as vital as our eyesight, which most of us have screened on an annual basis. You may reach a point in your

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If you are worried about exposure to loud noises, you might have decided to speak to your audiologist. They probably recommended that you use some form of ear protection . Ear protection is the only way to avoid exposure to loud noises that could damage your hearing, short of simply avoiding the cause of the loud noises. For many of

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Hearing aids are broadly available on the market. You can buy one on the internet just as easily as getting them from an audiologist. But buying a hearing aid directly without assistance does have its disadvantages and dangers. Here, we’re going to look at why the hearing aid fitting is a crucial part of the process and why you should

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