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Hearing Aids

Why Are People with Hearing Loss Not Using Hearing Instruments?

Why Are People with Hearing Loss Not Using Hearing Instruments?

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The primary clinical intervention for individuals facing hearing loss is the use of hearing aids, but recent studies show that the majority of those who may benefit from hearing instruments do not use them. According to the National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys (NHANES), only one in seven individuals aged over 50 years with hearing loss actually use a hearing device. That equates to only 14% of the of the 26 million people facing hearing loss actually taking advantage of devices that may improve their hearing. Equally surprising, the average age of first-time hearing aid users is 74 years old,…

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Hearing Aids & Headphones

Hearing Aids & Headphones

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Did you know that you can use headphones even if you use hearing aids? Advances in headphone technologies and in hearing aid technologies have created ways to use them both at the same time—and to use your hearing aids as headphones. Different Types of Headphones There are generally three types of headphones that you can use if you are a hearing aid wearer. Bone conduction headphones do not make any contact with your ears. Instead, they sit in front of your them on your cheekbones. The transducers of bone conduction headphones send sound vibrations through your cheekbones to your cochlea,…

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Pros and Cons of Small Hearing Aids

Pros and Cons of Small Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids used to be large clunky plastic shells over the inner workings which needed large batteries and frequent cleanings. And even when they were clean, they looked dingy because the plastic discolored. They were, well, obvious, and there was no way to style your hair around them, use a phone or wear a headset if you needed one for your job. These days, newer hearing aid models are tiny, and they fit in your ear canal. The first step to treating hearing loss, of course, is getting a hearing test at Hearing Group and then having a professional go…

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How do Hearing Aids Work?

How do Hearing Aids Work?

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Have you been struggling to follow conversations, understand speech, or communicate with your kids? Maybe you’ve been having trouble talking to your coworkers, or have given up meeting friends of Saturday afternoon coffee sine you just can’t follow what’s been said. You know it’s time to consider hearing aids, and you’re ready to take the next step. Before you decide on what hear aid is right for you, its important to understand how hearing aids work. How Hearing Works To understand how hearing aids work, we first need to take a closer look at the auditory system. What we call…

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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are delicate machines with lots of moving parts. Because of this, they require different kinds of maintenance with each season’s change. Prolonged exposure in frigid months can zap your hearing aid’s batteries and lead to cracked plastic components. In summer months that can be hot and dry one day, or humid and full of sudden thunderstorms, your hearing aid device can suffer in other ways. As we transition from the freezing cold temperatures of winter to the warming temperatures of spring and summer, condensation can build up in hearing aids and cause damage. Moisture can have a negative…

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Tips for Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

Tips for Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

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Congratulations! You have taken a major step on the road to hearing clearly by getting new hearing aids. Getting help with your hearing is going to be a remarkable improvement to your life, and you’ll see how far the benefits extend with time. Yet, simply purchasing hearing aids is not enough. You need to wear them consistently to reap the benefits! With regular use, hearing aids can make an incredible difference in your daily life, but you may experience an adjustment period when you first begin to use them. The following are a few tips to help you use your…

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

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Although we rely primarily on the sense of sight for driving, hearing plays an important supporting role. Hearing the sounds of sirens from emergency vehicles, other vehicles’ horns, and malfunctions in your own vehicle are essential for safe driving. If your hearing is compromised, it can be a hazard to your own driving and others who share the road. The first step toward safe driving is to schedule an appointment with an audiologist or hearing specialist to have your hearing tested and to determine if you need hearing aids. Yet, even when you have hearing aids, some additional considerations will…

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A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

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When you have the sense that your hearing may have deteriorated or you are no longer satisfied with your current hearing aids, the time has come to schedule an appointment with an audiologist or other ear specialist. Upon scheduling your first appointment, you should expect several forms of assessment. The hearing specialist will consult with you about your symptoms, medical history, and sound exposure over time. Then, a visual exam will enable your doctor to observe the contours of the outer ear and features of the inner ear that may be obstructing your hearing ability, particularly if you have conductive…

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What is the Best Hearing Aid

What is the Best Hearing Aid?

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What is the Best Hearing Aid? Trying to decide which is the Best Hearing Aid on the market is hard.  Then trying to find the Best Hearing Aid for you and your lifestyle is even harder. Who knew there would be so many manufacturers, then so many different technology levels inside each of them?  That is not to mention all the different models they come in as well.  With so many choices how do you decide which hearing aid is best for you? To begin with, there are several factors that play into your decision.  Three of the most important…

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Will hearing aids work for you.

Will hearing aids work for you?

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Will hearing aids work for you? Do you wonder, will hearing aids work for you?  The ability to hear properly is something many people take for granted, but for those with hearing problems, it is a very important part of their overall health. The inability to hear can actually be dangerous for those with significant impairment when they are driving, walking across roadways or even at work. In addition, just as we depend on vision to see what is ahead, we need our hearing to determine what else is occurring around us. Hence, the real truth about impaired hearing is…

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