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Taking charge of your hearing loss by wearing hearing aids has been shown to:  Reduce social isolation Improve relationships with your loved ones Reduce negative emotional consequences of hearing loss such as depression, anxiety, frustration, and loneliness Increase earning power by maintaining higher productivity at work Decrease embarrassing faux pas that occur when hearing is not good Improve safety through better

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Most of the patients with hearing loss that present to our clinic are helped quite successfully with hearing aids.  Sometimes, however, a patient may present with such severe or profound hearing loss that even the most powerful hearing aids on the market today may not provide sufficient benefit.   Although hearing aids (HAs) and cochlear implants (CIs) both provide better

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It is heartbreaking to see the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey as it swept through Houston during the last week of August, 2017.  Many of our patients were unfortunately affected personally and lost homes, possessions, and precious memories.  Many hearing aids were lost during the flooding, leaving evacuees with hearing loss more stressed during an already stressful time.  We are

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The Fall semester is around the corner, and whether you are a new or returning college student with hearing loss, here are six tips to help you navigate the college territory more easily:  1. College students who are Texas residents and who meet certain hearing loss criteria, can apply to have their tuition waived at state-supported post-secondary schools.   This

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The best hearing aids only work if powered by batteries.  For some hearing aid users, however, handling those small, round batteries can be quite challenging.  Poor manual dexterity, neuropathy in fingers, hand tremors, or poor vision can turn a simple task like changing a battery into a frustrating and sometimes, time-consuming process.  And trying to find a runaway battery that

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As more hearing aids are developed with direct-to-iPhone or iPad Bluetooth connectivity, more hearing aid users are realizing the wonderful benefits of hearing aids that also serve as wireless headsets for music and audio-book streaming, as well as Bluetooth headsets for phone conversations.  Amy and Liz are two patients seen in our Houston office this week.  Both could finally carry

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It’s summertime in Houston! Humidity is up, and that means increased chance of moisture buildup in hearing aids.   You may also notice that your ears are sweatier due to hearing aid use. What are the best summertime do’s and don’ts when it comes to hearing aids? DO : Store your hearing aids and hearing aid batteries in a cool,

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Life happens.  Every year, as summertime water activities ramp up, we experience an increase in calls from panicked patients who accidentally jumped into a pool or the ocean while wearing their hearing aids.  As much as electronics and water typically don't go well together, all is not lost if your hearing aids do get a soaking!   5 tips that

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FACTS ABOUT HEARING LOSS Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss.   More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65.   Untreated hearing loss can affect your ability to understand speech and can negatively impact your social and emotional well-being—hearing impairment can decrease your quality of life!  Hearing loss is the third most

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Teenage hearing loss in the U.S, is on the rise, with recent studies indicating 1 in 5 teenagers exhibiting at least a slight hearing loss.  This 30% increase in teenage hearing loss since the early 1990's is due in large part to the ever-present earbuds attached to smartphones and portable music players. Teens are more likely to engage in risky

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