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When to Get New Hearing Aids    

When to Get New Hearing Aids    

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Have you considered purchasing your first set of hearing aids, or are you thinking of upgrading your current hearing device? Hearing experts recommend replacing your hearing aids every four to five years, but it can be tricky to know when it is the right time for you. Hearing aids are an investment, and it’s not an insignificant financial decision to purchase a new set. Here are some of our top tips on when to bite the bullet. You’re finding it hard to keep up with conversations If you’ve been wearing hearing aids for a while, but have been having trouble hearing, it may be time for replacements….

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

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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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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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Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

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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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Myths about Hearing Aids

Myths about Hearing Aids

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At the root, hearing aids are simply another piece of modern, advanced technology that exist to help people better navigate and fully enjoy their lives. However, unlike tablets, smartphones or Bluetooth, hearing aids seem to be shrouded in unnecessary mystery and mystique. The following myths are as common as they are untrue. You may have heard some of the following, however, please do not believe them! Myth #1: Hearing aids are only for old people, and I will be seen as “older” if I wear them. Especially now with the rise of noisy leisure activities and the constant access to…

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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 for Saturday afternoon coffee since you just can’t follow what’s being 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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