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6 Reasons NOT to Give Hearing Aids as a Gift

 

The holiday season is filled with many festivities, but there’s one holiday activity that seems to trump all: gift-giving. That being said, if your loved one appears to have hearing loss, you may think that purchasing hearing aids for them would be a great idea! It turns out that hearing aids are not usually received as well as we may expect, and here are just 6 reasons why.  

How to Wear Hearing Aids with Glasses or Oxygen

 

Behind-the-ear hearing aids are the most likely to create issues for those who wear glasses or use oxygen. Why? BTE hearing aids, glasses, and nasal cannulas all rest behind your ears, making it easy for one item to interfere with the other. But there are ways you can still to wear your glasses or nasal cannula with no problem. Here’s how.

How to Hear the Sounds of the Season with Hearing Loss

 

From the all too popular Christmas carols to your grandchildren excitedly running around the house on Christmas Eve, there are a variety of sounds to look forward to this holiday season. That is, of course, unless you suffer from hearing loss. Fortunately, there are certain measures you can take to better hear the sounds of the season this year. Let’s talk about a few of them.

Hearing Loss and Your Balance

 

Did you know that our ears play a critical role in our ability to balance? Strangely enough, damage to our inner ears can result in damage to our ability to balance. If you are experiencing issues with balance, like dizziness or blurred vision, you may have a balance disorder.

4 Hearing Aid Facts for Your Loved One

 

Instead of gifting your loved one with hearing aids, you’ll want to get them involved in the process by talking to them about their hearing loss. Once they’ve shown signs of accepting their hearing loss, and before you help them find the appropriate hearing aids, share these 4 hearing aid facts with them in order to help them set realistic expectations.

What's the Latest in Tech? Smartphone-Controlled Hearing Aids!

 

Technology is ever-evolving to make our lives better and easier, and the improvements to your smartphone are wider reaching than merely improving your ability to communicate with others or access entertainment: Thanks to BlueTooth technology, your smartphone can help you to hear better with smartphone-controlled hearing aids.

What Does Smoking Have to Do with Hearing Loss?

 

While smoking is a common practice, that doesn’t mean its a healthy one: 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease, and 1 in 5 Americans die from smoking-related causes. If you smoke cigarettes and are also experiencing hearing loss, did you know that the two could be connected? Here are some of the reasons why smoking can impact your hearing.