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Hearing aids provide millions of people all over the country with the gift of hearing. But, as with most technology, things can and do go wrong. You rely on your hearing aid, so it’s a good idea to know how to fix it when it stops working and when to take it to a specialist . Take a look at

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When you suspect that your hearing is declining, you book an appointment with an audiologist to check to see how bad it really is. They will speak to you about your lifestyle, medications, any issues you’re having and they will work with you to ensure you are given the best possible treatment. One such treatment for hearing loss is being

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If you have experienced any feelings of fullness, blocked ears, minor hearing loss , or symptoms like dizziness or a painful ear, it may be a symptom of an earwax blockage or impaction. If that’s the case, an ear cleaning from your audiologist is both the safest and most effective way of treating it. But how exactly does an audiologist

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Many people have heard of tinnitus , and if you don’t know what it is, it’s a ringing or constant noise that you can hear, and usually no one else can. It can be tough to live with and many people seek treatment for it. There are some steps that you can take to avoid this condition and we are

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One of the most popular hearing aids on the market is the in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid. ITC devices are extremely popular due to their discreet and almost invisible appearance. They’re not completely invisible, of course, but they do sit right on the inside of the ear canal, which means that they’re not immediately visible in the same way that some

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Hearing aids are a common solution for people who develop hearing loss . If you’re having trouble hearing and you’ve noticed that it’s getting harder to keep up with conversations or hear the radio, you may turn to your audiologist for advice. If tests confirm hearing loss, your audiologist may recommend wearing hearing aids. Hearing aids are amazingly effective, but

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With so many individuals experiencing hearing loss , there have been extensive studies to determine the effects this can have on other aspects of your health. From emotional impacts to a greater risk of dementia, untreated hearing loss has been shown to have a number of ramifications on your cognitive function. Hearing loss and cognitive decline In general, aging is

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Tinnitus describes the awareness of a ringing, buzzing or whirring sound in the inner ears that doesn’t come from an external source. The pitch varies from high to low and it can even be in the form of clicks. Those who suffer from tinnitus often talk about it being an annoyance, which is why you want to see a hearing

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One of the things that makes people nervous when they have a scheduled hearing test is the unknown, but there is no need to worry. A hearing test is non-invasive and can be completed quickly so you don’t have to panic too much about meeting your audiologist for the first time. They will put you at ease and make you

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Most people tend to reach for cotton swabs when they’re cleaning their ears . Some people even stuff their finger in and try to clear any blockages when they’re in the shower, but these are both ineffective and dangerous methods of cleaning your ears. Your ear is a very delicate structure and it can suffer damage very quickly, which is

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