How To Tell People About Your Hearing Aids

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In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 7.1% of adults aged 45 and over used a hearing aid. If you’ve recently made a choice to become one of the millions to treat your hearing loss with hearing aids, congratulations! They are an excellent investment in your personal well-being and overall
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How To Clean Earwax Off Your Hearing Aids

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Believe it or not, earwax is actually essential to protecting our ear health and fighting infections. However, earwax buildup in your ear and on your hearing aids can cause problems. Too Much Earwax Harms Hearing Aids Earwax buildup is actually one of the leading reasons that people see their specialist for hearing aid repairs. Too
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Tips for Planning a Cruise with Hearing Aids

If you’re one of the 7.1% of adults aged 45 and over who uses a hearing aid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you know that hearing loss impacts many aspects of your life. If you’re planning a cruise with your loved ones, you may be worried about how it can
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What to Know About Your First Hearing Aid

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If you’re hesitant to invest in hearing aids, you’re not alone. Although, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, “About 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids,” only about one in five people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one, reports the Hearing Loss Association
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Hearing Aids This Year

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The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports, “Among adults aged 70 and older with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing aids, fewer than one in three (30 percent) has ever used them. Even fewer adults aged 20 to 69 (approximately 16 percent) who could benefit from wearing hearing aids have ever
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Solutions for Common Hearing Aid Side Effects

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A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology reports, “Although a large number of adults with hearing loss who use hearing aids experience some degree of negative side effects, those effects tend to be mild.” However, even if the side effects you experience are mild, they can still be barriers to
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Make The Most of Holiday Gatherings with Hearing Aids

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According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 15% of American adults aged 18 or older report some trouble hearing. If you are one of them, you may be worried that hearing loss may make it more difficult to enjoy holiday gatherings. Thankfully, there are several steps you can take to
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What To Know About Hearing Aid Battery Safety

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Most hearing aids use small, disposable batteries to stay powered up. These batteries keep your device working at its highest level throughout the day while you’re at work or enjoying a meal with friends at Café Central. However, for anyone using hearing aid batteries, it’s important to know how to store and care for them
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What Are Common Causes of Pediatric Hearing Loss?

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You may be surprised to learn that one in five children has some degree of hearing loss by the time they are 18 years old. As is the case with adults, hearing loss in children can range from mild to profound and have numerous different causes. Can Pediatric Hearing Loss Be Temporary? Children can experience
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How to Support a Loved One with Hearing Loss Who’s in a Nursing Home

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While hearing loss can affect anyone at any age, it most commonly affects older people. According to one estimate, “70% to 90% of elderly residents in long-term care facilities have some degree of hearing impairment.” Despite how common hearing loss is for elderly people who live in nursing homes, many workers don’t know how to
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