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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

Audiologist advising patient to use BTE hearing aids to treat deafness while consultation at hearing clinic. Audiology, hearing solutions

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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What Is Cookie Bite Hearing Loss?

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Cookie bite hearing loss is also known as mid-range hearing loss. It gets its odd name from the fact that if you have mid-range hearing loss, your audiogram results will be shaped like the letter U as if someone took a bite out of it. Mid-range hearing loss means you struggle to hear mid-frequency sounds
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What Happens at a Follow-Up Audiology Appointment?

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While you might think that your initial hearing aid fitting is all that’s needed, your follow-up audiology appointment is equally important. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends that you have a follow-up appointment six to 12 weeks after your initial hearing aid fitting. Issues can arise during that time that were not noticeable during
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Studies Show Hearing Aids Can Lead to Fewer Hospital Visits in Older Adults

Adult woman with a hearing impairment uses a hearing aid to communicate with her female friend at city park. Hearing solutions

Have you experienced a fall that landed you in The Hospitals of Providence recently? It turns out that treating your hearing loss may be the key to preventing a future injurious fall. We review how the hearing and balance systems are connected, why hearing loss can lead to a fall and what the studies show
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4 Benefits of Pairing Your Hearing Aids with Your Smartphone

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Hearing aid technology is always expanding and evolving. Many modern hearing devices allow you to pair with your smartphone to improve your listening experience, among other benefits. Discretely Adjust Hearing Aid Settings You can use a mobile app to adjust your hearing aids quickly and without anyone noticing. This gives you much more control over
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