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Many people think that most loud sounds that can cause hearing loss are found in the workplace, or at sporting events and concerts. But there are also potentially dangerous sounds in your household that can cause hearing loss. Some of them may seem innocent enough,...

If you or your loved one has just had a hearing test performed by a hearing care professional (or if you are planning to have one in the near future), you will receive the results as an audiogram. An audiogram is a graph that expresses your...

Hearing loss is more common in men than women. Understanding why can help everyone protect their hearing. Studies show that men (20-69) are almost twice as likely as women in the same age range to have hearing loss.1 Yet men and women are born with...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is hearing impairment resulting from exposure to loud sounds—from a single sound burst, like an explosion, to continuous loud sounds over a period of time, like a concert. NIHL can affect you over a narrow range of frequencies or it may...

Do you struggle to hear flight information at the airport or to hear punch lines at the theater, even when wearing your hearing aids? If so, it’s not surprising. The microphones on your hearing aids do a good job at picking up and amplifying sounds...

Hearing loss is very individual. That’s why a specialized exam is necessary to determine the degree of loss you may have. The typical test for hearing loss consists of listening to a range of tones presented to each ear through earphones. Your perceived loudness levels...

Hearing loss doesn’t only happen late in life. While it is true that more than 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 65 have some hearing loss1 it can occur at any age and for a number of reasons. Specialists diagnose hearing loss using the...

How do you know if hearing loss is affecting your life? The answer isn’t always as obvious as you might think. For many people, hearing loss happens so gradually that they continue to think their hearing is fine, even when it’s not. Millions of people...

How do you know if hearing loss is affecting your life? The answer isn’t always as obvious as you might think. For many people, hearing loss happens so gradually that they continue to think their hearing is fine, even when it’s not. Regular checkups are...

If you’ve recently decided that your hearing health needs attention, the first thing to know is that you’re not alone. In fact, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), almost 40 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss.1 Fortunately, there’s...

No matter where you work, communication is key to doing your job well. Although we are living and working in the digital age, the most popular form of communication, by a wide margin, is still face-to-face verbal communication. It is also the most recommended method...

Exercise is good for your health. The U.S. Surgeon General recommends 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week for adults to improve cardiovascular (CV) fitness.1 We all know regular exercise is good for your heart, but did you know it’s also good for your hearing health? Put...

Hearing loss not only affects the life of the patient, but also the lives of those around them, particularly their romantic partners. However, with a positive attitude, the right communication strategies, and attention to the right hearing aid solution, couples can overcome the challenges of...

Did you know that allergies can affect your hearing? If you are hearing impaired, it’s important to understand what happens to your ears and your hearing when your body is having an allergic reaction. An allergy is caused by your immune system defending your body...

How to Protect Your Hearing, Hearing Aids and Ears This Summer Summer is here and that means vacations, family gatherings, and outdoor activities abound. If you have hearing loss, it’s important to protect both your hearing and your hearing aids. Take heed of these easy hearing...

As summer begins, it’s important to understand how certain activities may impact your hearing health, and ways to safeguard your hearing. Outdoor summer music festivals and concerts, for example, are extremely popular when the weather gets warmer. While some performances are intimate acoustic affairs, others...

Whether you’re preparing to take your first hearing test or have had dozens over the years, the time you spend with your hearing care professional is precious, reserved just for you and your individual hearing needs. It’s important to make sure you get as much...

Sudden hearing loss can take you and your loved ones by surprise, but in reality a staggering number of people have some form of hearing loss—one in six globally. Adjusting to new methods of communication, such as hearing aids, can be extremely difficult. Some feel...

Do you strain to hear someone in a one-on-one conversation? Is it difficult to follow dialogue involving two or more people? Do others tell you that your television or radio is too loud? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you could be...

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