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Many hearing aid users struggle to hear on the telephone, even with hearing aids. Visual cues help us differentiate between similar speech sounds, and unless you are using Facetime, visual cues are not available while speaking on the phone. Especially if you have hearing loss, the lack of visual cues can make it more difficult to hear over the phone

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As we reach our 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or older, many of us start noticing that it is more difficult to communicate in noisy restaurants, our young children or grandchildren are impossible to understand, or we may find ourselves leaning in to hear or asking for repetition a few too many times a day.   Unfortunately, too many people accept

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“Why do our ears produce earwax?”, and “How do I manage cerumen?” are questions we are asked daily. Cerumen, or earwax, is naturally produced by glands in your ear canals, and is made up of dead skin cells and other substances, including lysozyme, an antibacterial enzyme, fatty acids, alcohols, cholesterol, and squalene. Why Do our Ears Produce Earwax? Cerumen is

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Concerts Outdoor concerts are a great way to celebrate summer, but they can be a great way to get hearing loss as well. Pack a few earplugs the next time you head to a summer music festival or concert. Sweat Summer is a time for sun – and sweat. Luckily, most hearing aids are designed to handle sweat and daily

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As July 4th approaches, we want to remind you of the importance of protecting your hearing from loud noises, especially fireworks. About 40% of hearing loss is estimated to have been caused by excessive noise exposure. Taking simple steps to protect the hearing of all family members can prevent potentially lifelong consequences.  Here are some hearing protection tips for this

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1. Lyric Extended-Wear Hearing aids For those looking for an invisible, hassle-free device that provides 24/7 hearing along with excellent sound quality and high moisture resistance, the Lyric continues to be the only device on the market that meets the demands of the active user who demands exceptional performance in a convenient, cosmetically invisible package. 2. Oticon Opn  This newest hearing

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Get more from your hearing aids with HEARING LOOPS!  A hearing loop sends clear, pure sound to your hearing aid without background noise.  Even with the most up-to-date technology, hearing aids cannot completely separate important sounds from background noise; nor do they pick up all sounds from a distance such as those in a performance hall, a place of worship,

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"When someone in the family has hearing loss, the entire family has a hearing problem."  This is a quote from Mark Ross, Ph.D., a distinguished audiologist with severe hearing loss himself.  Sometimes, even with hearing aids and/or assistive listening devices, gaps in communication may exist.  Communication is a two-way street, and both the listener with the hearing loss, and his

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With a daily barrage of newspaper advertisements, direct mail, and online offers for the "best" hearing aids, where does one begin?  This guide to purchasing hearing aids is intended to simplify the process for you as you begin your journey towards better hearing.  The following steps represent the components of best practices which will translate into a more successful experience

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Are you hearing the sounds of Spring? Leaves are sprouting, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, children are playing, families are gathering for picnics and graduations and holidays.  Are you hearing all the wonderful sounds of life around you? Research shows that individuals with hearing loss who wear hearing aids are more confident, engaged and active, and less isolated and

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