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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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 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

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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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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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What Does the Microchip in Your Hearing Aids Do?

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Hearings aids work by amplifying speech and sound, helping the wearer distinguish these important sounds from background noise. But have you ever thought about what is inside these powerful devices? Continue reading to learn more about what the microchips inside your hearing aids actually do. How Hearing Aids Work In order for a hearing aid
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