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How to Select the Best Hearing Aid for Outdoors

People with the Best Hearing Aids for Outdoors Hiking

 

It’s springtime, and that means that it’s the season to start heading outside and enjoying the sunshine. But if you have hearing loss, you may be wondering if there are hearing aids available to accommodate your active lifestyle. To choose the best hearing aids for outdoors, here are three questions to ask yourself during your selection process. 

Can Earwax Affect Your Hearing?

Young Girl Wondering if Earwax Can Affect Her Hearing

 

Earwax can affect your hearing by creating a blockage that prevents sound waves from entering your ear canal and being processed in your brain. The good news is that earwax (or cerumen) is entirely normal, and there are simple measures you can take to prevent it from impacting your hearing. In the following, we will discuss why we need earwax, how earwax can affect your hearing, and how to prevent earwax related hearing loss.

How are Depression and Hearing Loss Connected?

Man with Depression and Hearing Loss

 

Depression and hearing loss are connected because of the effects that hearing loss can have on one’s ability to enjoy life. If this sounds familiar to you, your untreated hearing loss may be causing you to experience depression. The good news is that, while hearing loss can cause depression, many cases of hearing loss are treatable.

Where Can I Buy Hearing Aid Tubes?

Hand Holding a BTE Hearing Aid with Tube and Dome

 

You can buy most hearing aid tubes from your favorite name-brand hearing aid manufacturers online. But when should you replace your hearing aids tubes? Ideally, you should replace your hearing aid tubes at least once every three months. There are several signs to look for that reveal it’s time to purchase hearing aid tube replacements, as well as several reasons to consider purchasing tubes online rather than from your local provider.  

Understanding the Types of Hearing Loss: Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Woman with Sensorineural Hearing Loss

 

If you or your loved one was recently diagnosed with hearing loss, you may be interested in gaining a deeper understanding about your specific hearing loss type. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common, affecting roughly 9 out of 10 people with hearing loss. Given the prevalence of this hearing loss type, it’s valuable to understand what it is, what causes it, and what treatments are available.