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Jesse Hidalgo

Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids   

Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids   

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As a hearing aid user, you’ve probably gone through a disproportionate amount of batteries over the years, and they were probably the disposable kind. These zinc-air based disposable batteries are tiny and disc-like, and they don’t hold much of a charge before they are used up and must be thrown away. This is why hearing aid users usually go through hundreds of them over the lifespan of their device. Luckily, zinc-air disposable batteries aren’t only option available to you. Rechargeable hearing aids are nothing new in technology, but they are finally gaining traction on in the hearing aid world. This…

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss   

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss   

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On average, individuals with hearing loss wait seven years to seek help for their hearing. How does it take so long for a person to own up to their hearing loss? It turns out, hearing loss candidates often go through a complex set of emotions that are remarkably similar to the ones that Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a Swedish-American psychologist, outlined in book about terminally ill patients in 1969. What are these emotions, and how does hearing loss inspire similar reactions in the individual? 1. Denial Denial is a very powerful defense mechanism and one that is often used in conjunction with hearing…

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

By | Cognitive Health, Friends & Family, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle & Leisure | No Comments

Almost nobody in the world would turn down the opportunity to improve their quality of life significantly, but that’s what people might be doing if they don’t treat their hearing loss. People who treat their hearing loss are happier, healthier and wealthier than people with hearing impairments who don’t use hearing aids. This is the conclusion of a lengthy report titled “Hearing Loss – Numbers and Costs” by Professor Emerita Bridget Shield of the Brunel University in London, UK. Let’s have a look at the studies’ findings in three areas: 1. Improved Happiness The study showed that over 80% of respondents…

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Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life                     

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life                     

By | Friends & Family, Lifestyle & Leisure | No Comments

Think about it: the way you hear is linked to almost all of your social behavior. From a conversation with good friends to navigating traffic on a busy street to enjoying a sports game, a concert or a movie, your hearing is front and center. It’s not a surprise that when you have problems hearing, many other facets of your life suffer. In fact, hearing loss has a big impact on your quality of life. The close relationship to isolation and loss of mobility testifies to how important hearing issues are and the importance of addressing them. Hearing and Your…

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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance 

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People often underestimate the far-reaching health effects of untreated hearing loss. When hearing issues go unaddressed, they can contribute to increased risk of depression and isolation, as well as heart disease, dementia, and falling injuries. The link between hearing loss and balance issues isn’t intuitive, but a small new study is pointing to a better understanding of how the two are connected. The results of the study also show a promising link between using hearing aids and improved balance, highlighting a new benefit of treating hearing loss.  Hearing Loss and Balance Part of what that new research indicates is a…

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

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Hearing aids today have better performance and durability than ever before, but to get the most from your hearing devices, it’s important to make sure they are functioning well and programmed optimally for your hearing loss. If your hearing aids aren’t serving you well, it may be time for an update. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to update your hearing aids. Take Advantage of New Technology One huge reason to update your hearing aids is to access new and better technology for hearing. With the advent of smartphones and digital home systems, many hearing aids offer…

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Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing Loss in the Workplace

By | Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Work & Economy, Workplace Hearing Loss | No Comments

If you live with hearing loss, you know that hearing issues bring with them unexpected challenges. Untreated hearing loss can limit our relationships with family and friends, affect our mood and overall health and make it harder to get ahead at the workplace. How we handle hearing loss can have a big impact on whether or not our hearing issues hold us back. Here are some tips if you are managing your hearing loss in a professional environment. Use Hearing Aids Most hearing loss can be better handled when you use hearing aids. Getting hearing aids is a proactive step…

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

By | Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, News, Research, Signs & Symptoms | No Comments

Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (also known as ASHA) raises awareness around hearing and speech issues with a month-long campaign of education and outreach. Here at Hearing Group we’re always eager to share Better Hearing and Speech Month with our community. Won’t you join us this May to get a deeper understanding of hearing issues? Communication Across the Lifespan This year, Better Hearing and Speech Month is designed around the theme of “Communication Across the Lifespan”. ASHA has developed focused material that tackles the challenges of hearing loss…

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Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

By | Emergency Preparation, Hearing Aids, Hearing Devices, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks, Weather Preparation | No Comments

From hurricanes and tornadoes to blizzards and heat waves, extreme weather can be deadly. Storms can arise suddenly and an important part of staying safe is being prepared. If you have hearing loss, emergency preparedness has a few extra challenges to make sure you stay on top of information and can communicate with others, even when the going gets rough. Get Smart Alerts Alternative alarm and alert systems exist for people with hearing loss, some as close as your pocket. People with hearing loss have long relied on vibrating alarm products that alert you to danger even when you may…

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Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

By | Ear Health, Ear Wax, News, Research, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

Most of us grew up cleaning our ears with cotton swabs (better known as Q-tips) and taught our children to clean their ears the same way. New research has unveiled that there are a lot of deep rooted and serious risks with cleaning our ears in this way. It is important to understand the dangers of using Q-tips to clean out our ears, and also learn new techniques to ensure our ears are clean and healthy, without exposing ourselves to potential risks in the process. Why Ear Wax is Important While we consider it “gross”, ear wax is actually really…

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