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You watch your weight and exercise for a healthy heart, but do you show the same concern for your hearing health? Believe or not your ears are crucial to good health. Hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of problems such as dementia, heart disease, falls, and longer stays in hospital. Therefore it makes sense to keep your ears

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The field of audiology – the study of hearing and balance disorders – has expanded greatly in the last few decades. Along with it, so have the requirements for becoming an audiologist. As a hearing patient, it’s important to know what standards  audiologists  are required to meet, and which are optional (even if highly desired) credentials. Why? Because it will

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Hearing aids , like most electronic devices, are sensitive to high heat. After all, they are delicate instruments composed of plastic and electronic parts. Because of their sensitivity, they can suffer serious damage when exposed to direct heat for an extended period of time. For example, some of the components can become deformed, causing the hearing aids to fit improperly.

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Tinnitus  is generally described as a ringing-in-the-ears sensation that will not go away and sometimes worsens in certain environments or situations. Your health can greatly affect the intensity of tinnitus, as can stress and diet. There are also a handful of medications that can cause tinnitus, and if left untreated, can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Additionally, these medications

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After  wearing hearing aids  for just a few weeks, most people are well-adjusted to the difference they make in routine settings and environments. On the other hand, outdoor activities like hiking may pose more of a challenge with the need for additional protection and optimization in a more complex environment. The good news is with a little guidance and practice

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