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Your New Year’s Resolution To Hear Better in 2018

 

Another new year is upon us and that often means promises we make to ourselves for self-improvement with a resolve to “stick to the plan”. Although we don’t always stay the course and our resolutions to go by the wayside, taking the steps required to finally fix your untreated hearing loss is a resolution that will provide benefits for 2018 and beyond.

Hearing Aid Troubleshooting

 

Hearing aids are like possums in that they can appear dead when they’re really not. Many experienced wearers believe hearing aids can sense the worst possible time to play dead and do so just to remind their owner to keep up on top of the maintenance schedule. 

In reality, hearing aids are incredibly tough, reliable, and can often be revived by following a few simple steps.

Reducing Hearing Aid Feedback

 

If you wear hearing aids, more than likely you have experienced hearing aid feedback. That annoying, alarming squeal that seems to be present at the wrong times, is sometimes an unfortunate reality of wearing the devices. However, it can be minimized or even eliminated by understanding what causes it and by learning how to make a few small adjustments. This article addresses the problem of hearing aid feedback and its solutions.

Tube and Dome Size Helps Hearing Aids Fit Properly

Proper Physical Fit for BTE & RIC Hearing Aids

One of the first steps to ensure that Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids or Receiver In Canal (RIC) hearing aids produce optimal results is making sure that they are fitted properly on and in your ears. This can be accomplished by the correct combination of the tubes and domes on your hearing aids.

What To Expect With New Hearing Aids

 

While we may not notice the onset of hearing loss, we most assuredly do notice when our gradually lost hearing is suddenly replaced by a high-tech object resting in our ear canal. While there is little doubt that wearing hearing aids is a great benefit and brings about a life altering change, it also takes some getting used to.

Considering Returning Your New Hearing Aids?

The onset of hearing loss happens deceptively slow for most people, which makes losing your hearing much easier to get used to than fixing it.  Something you’re poignantly aware of if the title of this article caught your attention. The decision to try hearing aids instead of coping with diminished hearing might have been big, but it was only the first step, now you’ve got to get comfortable wearing them. 

5 Steps to Help Ease the Burden of Hearing Loss

 

Coping with any disability comes with unforeseen challenges for the afflicted as well as friends and family. Hearing impairment means constantly being faced with deciding whether to ask for clarification, ignore the point and hope you’ll catch up later, or staying at home and avoiding people and conversations entirely.  But life with hearing loss doesn’t have to be hard. Use these steps to help maintain a healthy hearing-impaired lifestyle and ease the burden of hearing loss.

It's a Noisy World Out There: Use Hearing Protection!

How Loud Is Too Loud?

 

On almost any given day, most of us are exposed to dangerous noise levels that are loud enough to potentially cause permanent damage to our hearing. While those without hearing loss may not fully realize the negative impact it has on one’s quality of life, those with hearing loss fully understand that their future well-being depends on taking the steps necessary to safeguard their hearing, including protecting themselves from loud noises. 

12 Signs You Need Hearing Aids

12 Signs Why You May Need Hearing Aids

 

Because age-related hearing loss is gradual, you may not recognize that you are showing signs of hearing loss. By understanding the potential challenges your hearing loss can cause, and what you can do to counter it, you can dramatically change your life for the better. Here are twelve signs you need hearing aids. 

How Can Hearing Aids Help Reduce Tinnitus?

 

In today’s noisy world, finding peace and quiet can be difficult even in the best of circumstances. For nearly 50 million Americans, silence is unattainable because they suffer from tinnitus. However, there is good news to report - wearing hearing aids has proven to be a good tinnitus treatment, reducing the effects of this annoying problem.