How Can You Manage Tinnitus at Work?

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Tinnitus is ringing or buzzing in one or both ears when no actual sound is present. The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates it impacts approximately 10% of the U.S. population. If you experience tinnitus and find it burdensome, like millions of other Americans, you may be wondering how to manage
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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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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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Studies Show Hearing Aids Can Lead to Fewer Hospital Visits in Older Adults

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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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An Audiologist Visit Can Address These Reasons for Not Wearing Your Hearing Aids

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A 2020 study by the University of Manchester revealed that a whopping 20% of people who own hearing aids do not actually wear them. This is alarming because, left untreated, hearing loss is associated with an elevated risk of loneliness, social isolation, anxiety, depression and dementia. Another study from 2013 found the most common reasons
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Investing in Hearing Aids: What You Need to Know About Warranties

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Hearing aids are a valuable investment in your health and well-being. They are also small, fragile and regularly exposed to elements that might be harmful to them. Thankfully, when you purchase hearing aids, they come with a warranty. However, the length of the warranty may vary from 1-3 years depending on the model. Let’s go
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Hold on to Your Hearing: The Best and Worst Places to Store Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are a valuable investment in not just your hearing, but your overall physical, mental and emotional well-being. Among the many benefits of hearing aids are: Decreased feelings of depression, anxiety and anger Decreased risk of dementia and cognitive decline Improved balance and decreased risk of falls Improved ability to focus Increased social interactions
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Daily Maintenance You Should Be Performing on Your Hearing Aids

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The sleek and modern hearing aids available today are nothing like the bulky and outdated devices you remember your parents or grandparents wearing. While new hearing aids are designed to provide years of exceptional service, they do require regular maintenance to keep them working their best. Following the daily maintenance checklist outlined below can help
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How to Get a Pair of Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are medical devices that need to be prescribed by a medical professional. Unlike a TV or a smartphone, you can’t simply walk into Sunland Park Mall and pick up a set. If you’re considering hearing aids, below is everything you need to know about getting your first pair. Step 1: The Hearing Test
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