How Long Does It Take to Adjust to a New Hearing Aid?

When you first get a hearing aid, you’ll become aware of sounds you haven’t heard for a long time – not just voices, but background noises as well. It takes time and patience to train your brain to filter out the extraneous background noise like a clock ticking, the sound

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Coming to Terms with Hearing Loss

From lawn mowers and leaf blowers to traffic and the TV, the world is noisier than it used to be. This is all the more annoying because you don’t cope with noise the same way other people do. For example, when in a public place, you struggle to hold a

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What Causes Ear Wax to Build Up?

Ear wax, known medically as cerumen, serves a useful function – it helps keep dirt, bacteria and other debris from reaching your ear drum. It’s normal to have a certain amount of ear wax in your ear canals. You don’t want your ear passages to be completely devoid of this

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Do Migraine Headaches Increase the Risk for Hearing Loss?

Migraine headaches are one big headache for more than 30 million people in the United States. They’re also a common cause of missed time from work. Most people don’t realize that migraines have been linked with balance problems, ringing in the ears, and hearing loss. In some cases, hearing loss

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Protect Your Hearing This Summer

Summer brings with it many opportunities to spend time outdoors, but did you know warm weather activities can also be harmful to your hearing? It’s not just fireworks on July 4 that can damage your hearing.  Activities like mowing the lawn can be even more harmful that you might image. 

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Is Menopause Linked with Hearing Loss?

For women, menopause brings a variety of changes and health challenges. One study shows a link between menopause and accelerated hearing loss. Researchers in Sweden measured the hearing of 104 women of menopausal age and repeated the measurements almost eight years later. After analyzing the results, they found menopause may

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How Improved Hearing Increases your Happiness

Anxious. Frustrated. Isolated. Depressed. Like it or not, these words go hand-in-hand with hearing impairment for many people. Hearing loss can mean that social situations become a challenge. Even if you can hear the person next to you, the barrage of background noise can be confusing and means you have to

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Causes of Temporary Hearing Loss

In most cases, hearing loss results from damage to the tiny hair cells in the inner ear that carry sound information to the brain. This is often due to excessive noise exposure, although trauma to the head, structural problems, infections and some medications can cause permanent hearing loss. Less commonly, hearing

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Hearing Aid Maintenance: Cleaning Your Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid Maintenance: Cleaning Your Hearing Aids Cleaning your hearing aids is not only a hygienic necessity, but also an economic one. Proper cleaning of your hearing aids will keep your device functioning longer and greatly reduce the need for repairs. All hearing aids are a bit different, but these

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