Posts in Hearing Aids
Halloween Hearing Safety Tips

Halloween is a holiday celebrated by everyone. Whether you are a toddler walking around trick-or-treating for the very first time or you are watching your grandchildren get dressed in spooky costumes, Halloween is a fun celebration shared with friends and family. Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and you may already see neighbors decorating their yards with huge, inflatable ghosts. Halloween night you will see groups of children, teenagers, and even adults dressed as their favorite characters, witches, zombies, and princesses. It is a holiday beloved by many.

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How a Hearing Assistance Dog Can Help You

A dog is a man’s best friend, so the saying goes, but for many decades dogs have been helping people who are blind, deaf, and in need of service navigate the world. For people who are hard of hearing, a hearing assistance dog helps keep their humans safe from harm that they might not be aware of in their home or help them during loud social gatherings. Having a hearing assistance dog in your life can help you live more independently and have confidence in life.

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Tinnitus and Emotional Processing – Are They Related?

Millions of people around the world suffer from tinnitus, which can be very debilitating depending on the severity. If you have tinnitus and it doesn’t bother you then that might have something to do with the way your brain processes emotions. The University of Illinois conducted a study that revealed that people who have tinnitus also process emotional sounds differently. The study also showed that there are differences in the areas of the brain that are used for processing emotions.

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How to Handle Sudden, Temporary Hearing Loss

Anyone can suffer from temporary hearing loss. It can happen at any time and for any number of reasons. Most people experience it after being exposed to loud noises or have a cold. Usually, the temporary hearing loss goes away within a day or two, but if it doesn’t, you should seek professional help.

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Invisible Hearing Loss

Many people think that hearing aids are only for those with significant hearing loss. Beck et al (2018) reported that in addition to the 37 million Americans with audiometric hearing loss, 26 million have hearing difficulty and/or difficulty understanding speech in noise (SIN) even when passing normal clinical thresholds.

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Widex Remote Care™ - hearing care from home

Now you can receive hearing care from the comforts of your home with the new Remote Care™ app. All you need is smartphone and Widex hearing aids. Learn more about this amazing new capability and how Sound Hearing Care can help you or a loved one no matter where they are!

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Adam Savage from MythBuster’s Raves About Widex Evoke

Adam Savage, from the Discovery Channel TV show MythBuster’s and founder of the Tested podcast, has been very vocal about his hearing loss and recently switched to the Widex Evoke hearing aids. According to Adam, the difference is astounding!

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Tips for Including Family in Your Hearing Assessment Visit

Hearing loss not only affects the person who can’t hear, but it affects their loved ones as well. Often when a family member suffers from hearing loss, a communication breakdown can happen. When there is difficulty communicating, it can cause friction and put stress on some of the most critical relationships in your life. When you have family support you during your hearing loss is very important, and when you have a family member come to your audiologist visit, it can help your family understand your hearing loss on a deeper level.

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How an Educational Audiologist Can Help Your Hearing-Impaired Child

As a parent or caregiver, you want the very best for your child and to see them happy in life. Now that a new school year is beginning, it is vital to make sure your child is set up for a successful year of school. As you cross things off your back-to-school to-do lists such as haircuts, new clothes, and doctor’s appointments, make sure you find the services of an educational audiologist for your hearing-impaired child.

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Hearing Loss in Children: Strategies for Better Communication

Today’s children are busier than ever and are constantly surrounded by distractions. Communicating with children can be challenging, more so when the child has a hearing loss. As a caregiver, there are times that can be very frustrating when you can’t get your child’s attention or difficulties having your child understand you. There are things you can do to help make communicating with your hearing impaired child easier.

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Quick Tips for Getting Used to Your New Hearing Aids

Any time you get something new that you use, such as running shoes, eyeglasses, or hearing aids, it takes time to “break them in” and get comfortable using them. Even if you have used hearing aids previously, it can still take some time to get used to your new hearing aids.

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What Your Ears Reveal About Your Health – Part 2

As we revealed in What Your Ears Reveal About Your Health – Part 1, your ears can reveal a lot about your overall health. If you are experiencing new symptoms, it is important to discuss it with your physician and find out if it could expose anything else that you might not know about. It is always important to take the time to listen to what our body is telling us. In the second article of this two-part series, we discuss five more symptoms to be aware of.

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Can Exercise Lead to Tinnitus?

Exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body and mind. However, a noisy gym combined with loud music can damage your hearing and lead to hearing loss or tinnitus. In this article, we explore how exercise can cause hearing loss or tinnitus.

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Are You Missing These Five Signs of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can happen to anyone and at any age. Surprisingly, only 35 percent of people with hearing loss are over the age of 64. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, it’s important to talk to your doctor and having your hearing checked.

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What Your Ears Reveal About Your Health – Part One

Your ears can reveal a lot about your overall health. It is important to pay attention to other signs that your body might be trying to tell you. In the first article of this two-part series, we review the first five symptoms to pay attention.

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Hearing Loss and the Workplace: How You Can Help Your Coworkers

Hearing loss affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It is an assumption that it can only affect people that are constantly surrounded by noise, but even in quiet offices many people silently suffer from hearing loss. Many people hide their hearing loss from their coworkers, which can lead to uncomfortable situations if you can’t understand what someone is saying to you.

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Are Your Child’s Hearing Aids Providing the Best Hearing Experience?

When a young child wears hearing aids, how do you know that they are hearing everything they should be in the classroom and socially? Children, more than adults, often get distracted and don’t pay attention when someone is talking to them or the group they are a part of.

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What is high-frequency hearing loss?

High-frequency hearing loss is a condition where people have difficulty hearing sounds in the 2,000 to 8,000 Hertz (Hz) range. People who have this type of hearing loss have a hard time hearing the consonants s, h, or f. They may also have problems understanding female and children’s voices as well as birds or a high-pitched beep of the microwave or washing machine. People may not understand why they can hear certain sounds more than others.

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