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5 Injuries That Can Cause Hearing Loss

While the majority of hearing loss cases result from aging and exposure to loud noises, a large number are also the consequence of injuries, typically head trauma of one kind or another. In this post, we take a look at five injuries that cause hearing loss and how audiologists can help.  Frostbite Most people know that […]

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Protect Your Hearing Aids from Heat and Humidity

Hearing aids are complex microelectronic devices containing a range of components, including circuit boards, microphones, speakers and battery electrodes. Unfortunately, heat and moisture can damage them, particularly during the summer or when traveling in a tropical country. Rubber seals and hydrophobic nano-coatings can degrade, leaving your device vulnerable.  The good news, though, is that there […]

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Why Is a Regular Hearing Screening Important?

Most people only think about their hearing when there is a problem. It’s not until they experience a sudden loss of hearing, or have trouble following a conversation in a noisy environment, that they realize how important their hearing is. However, the truth is that everyone should be proactive about their hearing health and schedule […]

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How Employees Can Protect Their Hearing at Work

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 22 million American workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels on the job each year. If left untreated, this can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus, and other serious health issues. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who work in a noisy environment, it’s important […]

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3 Things to Ask Your Audiologist about Hearing Aids

If you are experiencing difficulty hearing, it is important to speak with an audiologist as soon as possible. They can help you determine the best course of action, which may include the use of hearing aids. If you are considering using hearing aids, there are a few things that you should ask your audiologist about […]

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Why are Hearing Aid Fittings Important?

For people who are experiencing hearing loss, hearing aids can be extremely beneficial. With a good and well-adjusted hearing aid, you might find that many tasks and situations in everyday life become significantly easier to handle and less stressful.  Hearing aids also have the potential to help mitigate or resolve tinnitus, and it’s even known […]

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When Should You See a Hearing Health Professional?

Hearing loss is a common problem that affects many people worldwide, over a wide range of age groups. However, hearing loss is particularly prevalent in persons over sixty years old, where one in three people experience hearing loss. It can also affect children, and it’s essential to know when you should see a hearing health […]