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Sensitivity to Sound As We Age

Many people, especially as we get older, have difficulty understanding talks in noisy environments. Do you find it difficult to tune out background noise? According to a recent study, it could be a problem with your aging brain rather than your ears. Neuroscientists at Western University in Canada discovered that our brains become more sensitive to noises as we age …

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When to Get New Hearing Aids

It is possible for those who have become accustomed to wearing hearing aids to forget you are wearing them at all. After years of use, you may be pretty comfortable with the amplified sound offered by your existing hearing aids, and you might not even notice the times when they leave you wanting more.  Hearing aids tend to be a …

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Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

In the past three decades, hearing aid technology has grown in leaps and bounds. In 1996 hearing aids crossed a major threshold with the launch of the first all-digital hearing aid. Using digital sound processing has opened the door for modern hearing aids to make sound amplification more nuanced and adaptable than ever before. Now, we find ourselves on the …

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Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most undertreated chronic health conditions in America today. Untreated hearing loss is often seen as a minor and ignorable health concern, and many people procrastinate when it comes to seeking care for their hearing. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss is far from benign and often exacerbates a wide range of associated health conditions, known as …

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Hypothyroidism & Hearing Loss

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. It produces important hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. An estimated 20 million people have a thyroid disorder. However, according to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), up to 60% of people with thyroid disease are actually unaware that they have thyroid issues. Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, affect …

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The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Hearing aids have experienced exciting innovations over recent years. One of the most common misconceptions about hearing aids is that they are bulky, outdated devices that are all too noticeable. But actually, hearing aids are not savvier and sleeker than ever before. Benefitting from advanced technology, these instruments offer such a range of styles and features that are designed to …

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How to Read an Audiogram

An audiogram is a graph that captures the results from your hearing test. Your hearing healthcare provider will thoroughly review your results using the audiogram which maps your hearing ability in both ears. Looking at this visual representation, which includes different lines and symbols, may be strange and illegible to you at first. Know that this is normal and once …

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Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Hearing aid batteries, just like hearing aids themselves, have undergone technical advances over the years.  The zinc-air battery has been the most common form of battery used in hearing aids for a long time. It gained popularity after mercury-based batteries were banned in 1996. This form of battery has the highest energy density while taking up the least amount of …