Will Second-Hand Hearing Aids Work?

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If you have hearing loss, you aren’t alone. Research tells us that approximately 15% of American adults report trouble hearing. The majority of these people would benefit from the use of hearing aids. If you are considering hearing aids, you might be wondering what options are best for you and if second-hand hearing aids from
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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Wear Your Hearing Aids While You Sleep

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Hearing aids are a beneficial tool for most people with hearing loss. Research estimates that approximately 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids. If you have been considering treating your hearing loss with hearing aids or are just getting adjusted to your first pair, you probably have a lot of questions about
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Tips for Using Hearing Aids With an Active Lifestyle

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Hearing loss doesn’t have to stop you from kayaking, biking, running, hiking at Franklin Mountain State Park or climbing at a local gym. Hearing aids can help you continue to enjoy an active lifestyle. Approximately 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from the use of hearing aids. Don’t let your active lifestyle get in the
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Tips to Avoid Losing or Damaging Your Hearing Aids

Losing important items is a part of being human. Most people know what it’s like to lose their keys, phone, wallet or purse, and hearing aids are no exception. Currently, more than 1.5 billion people live with hearing loss globally. Hearing aids can be an excellent way to improve your hearing and communication, but hearing
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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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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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