Hidden Hearing Loss Detected in New Test

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According to the World Health Organization, 360 million people worldwide experience hearing loss, so it is pretty obvious that hearing loss is fairly commonplace. Recent research indicates, however, that it may be even more common than we expect. Researchers at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine have developed a test that measures a person’s ability to binaurally (or across-ears) … Read More

Hearing Loss in the Military

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Since the early 2000s, service people in the military have reported hearing loss and tinnitus upon return from combat zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has annually funded research for hearing loss and tinnitus and has also provided financial support to veterans for hearing aids. While this is beneficial on the tail-end of service, what can … Read More

Worthwhile New Year’s Resolution: Schedule an Annual Hearing Test

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2017 is fast approaching, which means that many of us are reflecting on the past year and thinking about what changes we’d like to make in the coming months. When making resolutions, good physical health is often the goal, sometimes requiring us to change our diet, cut out a harmful habit, or add a new exercise routine to our daily … Read More

The Best Hearing Aids of 2016

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Personal hearing devices have come a long way since the bulky, analog hearing aids of years past. More than ever before, hearing aid wearers can choose from a wide variety of sophisticated devices, all brimming with advanced features and increased personalization options. This past year, the trend of ultra-convenient wearable hearing technology continued with the release of some standout new … Read More

Tips for the Holidays with Hearing Aids

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The Holidays and Hearing Aids: 8 Useful Tips (and a Partridge in a Pear Tree)   It’s that time of year again, and holiday parties are just around the corner. With all of the merry-making, funny Christmas sweaters, delicious food, hot drinks…what’s not to love? These special social events also give us a chance to reconnect with friends and family, … Read More

All About Tinnitus – Part 3: Treatment & Best Hearing Aids

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In this final part in our three-part series on tinnitus, we discuss treatment options for tinnitus, as well as the best hearing aids we offer to treat tinnitus. We’ve learned about tinnitus, its effects if left untreated, and its causes. Now, we learn how those who suffer from this frustrating condition may find relief. As you now know, the experience … Read More

All About Tinnitus – Part 2: Types and Causes

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In part one of this three-part series on tinnitus, we learned about the “ringing of the ears,” its prevalence, link to hearing loss, and negative effects on one’s health and well-being. In part two, we will explore the two different types of tinnitus, and its potential causes. The sounds of tinnitus, we learned in part one, may appear different depending … Read More

About Tinnitus – Part 1: What is Tinnitus

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Tinnitus is commonly known as a “ringing of the ears.” It is a condition in which people experience sounds where there is no external stimulus. The sounds of tinnitus are personal and vary person to person. They have been described as a ringing, hissing, buzzing, roaring, whooshing, clicking, and in some cases, even music. Have you ever woken up from … Read More

Tips for the Holidays with Hearing Aids

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November has arrived and as we all know, this means it’s time to start thinking about the holidays! Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. If you’re hosting the feast this year, then you’ve probably already begun thinking about the arrangements. Whether you are hosting guests with hearing loss, or you personally experience hearing loss, there are ways to ensure … Read More

4 Helpful Tips on Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

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So, you’ve recently had your hearing tested and you’ve been prescribed hearing aids. You’re not alone – 48 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. Hearing aids are the best treatment for hearing loss, and have evolved into extraordinarily sophisticated electronic devices that re-connect you to the world and the ones you love. It may appear to be a … Read More