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Can Technology Help Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is one of the most common health conditions in the country, affecting more than 50 million Americans. A symptom of an underlying disorder rather than a disease itself, tinnitus can range from a mild annoyance to a debilitating condition. Experts around the world are working to develop coping mechanisms to help those with tinnitus
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October is Audiology Awareness Month

Hearing loss can be a confusing experience that leaves you feeling discouraged, frustrated and isolated. October is Audiology Awareness Month, which means now is a great time to learn about life changes that can help make for a better tomorrow. Audiologists, including the experts at , can help identify hearing problems and recommend a treatment
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What to Know Before Your First Audiology Visit

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Hearing loss is common; in fact, an estimated 48 million Americans experience the condition. Yet despite its prevalence, only about one in five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them, and those who do wait an average of seven years to do so. We know that there are a lot of barriers
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What Is High-Frequency Hearing Loss?

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High-frequency hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss. If someone is diagnosed with high-frequency hearing loss, it means they have difficulty hearing sounds that are higher in pitch, like the sound of women’s and children’s voices. Anyone of any age can be affected by high-frequency hearing loss, but it is
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Protect Your Hearing This July Fourth

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Firework shows are truly breathtaking, but can be dangerous if not conducted appropriately. States and counties regulate what fireworks can and can’t be used in certain areas in order to protect people and properties, but many don’t take seriously the danger fireworks pose to hearing. The Consequences of Unsafe Firework Use According to Leigh Ann
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Hearing Aids Are a Sound Financial Investment

Ninety to 95 percent of mild to severe hearing loss cases could be successfully treated with hearing aids, but only about 20 percent of people who could benefit from the devices actually wear them. One of the biggest reasons people cite for not following through on their hearing loss treatment is the financial cost of
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Signs of Hearing Loss You May Be Ignoring

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The most obvious sign of hearing loss is difficulty hearing. But since hearing loss is a progressive condition, meaning it develops slowly over time, you may not even realize you’re having trouble following the conversation until your hearing loss has progressed beyond an easily-treatable stage. Below are some other signs of hearing loss to look
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Keep Your Hearings Aids Away from Your Pets

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You and your best furry friend may be inseparable, eating dinner together and going on long walks. But if you wear hearing aids, this is something that must remain all yours. Not only can your dog damage your expensive hearing aid, the battery inside the device is toxic. Below are our tips for how to
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Four Reasons You Should Get a Hearing Test

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Hearing loss is a progressive condition, so not everyone realizes they have it. And even if they do know, it may be much more severe than they realize. In fact, people wait an average of seven years before seeking help for their hearing problem. If you suspect you may have hearing loss, it’s important to
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What Is Dual Sensory Impairment?

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Hearing and vision loss are both associated with the natural aging process, and unfortunately for many, both conditions can co-occur. This is known as dual sensory impairment, which affects approximately 20 percent of adults over 75 years of age. Dual sensory impairment is not always linked to old age, however. The condition can be congenital
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