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Healthy Ways You Can Prevent Hearing Loss

If you want to avoid age-related hearing loss or noise-induced hearing loss, there are steps you may take to reduce your risk of developing these conditions in the first place. If one is exposed to loud noises, one should always wear hearing protection, and it is never too early or late to start. The health […]

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4 Questions to Ask Your Audiologist

It can be hard to come to terms with hearing loss. If you find yourself in this situation, you will most likely require the services of an audiologist to help you assess your hearing and give you options on what happens next. An audiologist can assist you in determining the nature of the problem, the […]

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4 Questions to Ask About Hearing Tests

Taking a hearing test can be a nerve-wracking experience. It is important to note that most individuals are unclear about what to expect during their visit. However, going to the audiologist does not have to be a source of anxiety or trepidation. Instead, it should be regarded as an important initial step in ensuring that […]

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Healthy Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

While not all types of hearing loss can be prevented, there are steps you may take to reduce your chances of developing age-related hearing loss or noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Hearing protection should be worn around loud noises at all times, and it is never too early or too late to start. A healthy lifestyle […]

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How to Tell if Your Hearing Aids are Outdated

When you start noticing glitches or issues with your hearing aid it may be time to start looking into new options. Your hearing aids will have a particular lifespan of approximately five years, this is mainly due to daily wear and tear. The best thing you can do is be aware of how they are […]

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Time to Celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month

In recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month this May, The Speech & Hearing Center is hosting events and giveaways, as well as distributing educational content, all month long. The Center is also launching a new hearing aid assistance program in conjunction with the celebratory month. Through this program, each month, someone in need will […]

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Understanding Your Hearing Test Results

A hearing test will be performed by your audiologist to determine your quality of hearing. There will be several tests performed.  As soon as you have undergone these tests, your audiologist will go over the results with you to ensure that you understand whether you have any hearing loss and what your next actions should […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Hearing Aid Fitting

Especially if you have never worn hearing aids before, you may feel a little more apprehensive about the hearing aid fitting process than you are about the actual hearing tests. The feeling of being apprehensive is typical, especially if you have no prior experience using hearing aids. Your audiologist, on the other hand, is well-versed […]

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How Do Hearing Aids Help with Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a common auditory symptom experienced by numerous Americans across the country. According to the US Centers for Disease Control, about 15% of the general population experiences some form of tinnitus. Although tinnitus is not regarded as a disease, it can affect your daily activities significantly. Fortunately, there are various treatments to help you […]

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What is Gradual Hearing Loss?

Presbycusis is an issue that develops as people age, typically occurring gradually and affecting one in three seniors. Because this hearing loss happens over a course of time, some people are unaware that it is even developing. It usually affects high-pitched sounds like a phone ringing or a microwave blaring, leaving low-pitched sounds unaffected – […]