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Benefits to Healthy Hearing

Like the old saying goes, “you’re only as old as you feel”.  While that’s a great mantra to live by, sometimes, no matter how we feel, our body will force us to believe otherwise.  It’s up to you to not only feel good, but staying active and keeping busy is a great way to maintain a healthy body and mind.  Maintaining healthy hearing can also keep you feeling young.  Below are some incredible benefits to ensuring you have healthy healthy hearing.Increased confidenceFor those that have difficulty...

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Troublesome Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss

Many people don't realize if you leave your hearing loss untreated, there is a good chance it can be gone for good.  If you believe you have any kind of hearing difficulty it is best to be proactive and visit your doctor or an audiologist to get your hearing checked.  Other reasons to be concerned for hearing loss, is how it can affect your health beyond just having a hard time hearing.  Hearing loss can lead to some dangerous diseases.  The following are some difficulties you may face if hearin...

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Hearing Test: Your Top Three Questions Answered

Getting a hearing test done is so easy and painless you’ll wonder why you waited so long to do something about your hearing. Think about all the wonderful sounds and voices you’ve been missing out all this time! To get you started on your healthy hearing journey, let us help you out. Where do I get a hearing test? You can get your FREE hearing test and screening at any one of our over 1,500 Beltone locations throughout the country. Click here to learn about what your hearing screening entails. Y...

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Caring for Someone with Hearing Loss

Being a caregiver can sometimes be a thankless job, especially if the person you’re caring for has a hearing loss. Communicating becomes increasingly difficult as the stress level of the job at hand rises. To help shoulder some of the burden of caring for someone with hearing loss, here are some tips to take into consideration. Address the Hearing Loss The most important step in coping with a person who has a hearing loss is to address it - gently.  Be empathetic, supportive and understanding as...

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Hearing Aids 101: Three Things to Know

How do hearing aids work? Hearing aids, in theory, are basic for all they offer. There are three parts to a hearing aid: Microphone Amplifier Speaker The hearing aid receives sound through a microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier then boosts the power of the signals and sends them to the ear through a speaker. Beltone offers different hearing aids for different levels of hearing loss and lifestyle. Click here to lear...

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7 Things You Didn't Know About Hearing Aids

Despite the fact that many people use hearing aids, many of us may not fully understand what they actually do or how they work. We've uncovered seven facts you should know about these useful devices.1. Hearing aids are not just for the elderly According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 466 million people across the world suffer from disabling hearing loss – 34 million of these are children. It’s estimated that by 2050 more than 900 million people will be affected by disabling hearin...

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Help a loved one with their hearing loss

Do you have a family or friend that is experience hearing loss?  Are they difficult to convince that they need help?  No one wants to be told they need to wear a hearing aid.  To many, it's a sign of old age, or an embarrassment.  These days, hearing aids are so small and so very common, the stigma that once came with hearing aids has completely changed.  Outside of letting them know there is no shame in wearing a hearing aid, there are also many benefits.  Below are a list of a 10-step action p...

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United States Presidents with hearing loss

Having hearing loss can be a sensitive topic for many individuals.  It's can often be seen as a sign of getting older.  When the point in someone's life comes where they have difficulty hearing, it becomes difficult to accept it, and it's often ignored, which can be awful for your health.  While dealing with hearing loss is never a pleasant experience, it is not as uncommon as you think, and with a little help, hearing loss can be completely manageable.  In fact, many people with hearing loss co...

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Hearing Test: Your Top Three Questions Answered

Getting a hearing test done is so easy and painless you’ll wonder why you waited so long to do something about your hearing. Think about all the wonderful sounds and voices you’ve been missing out all this time! To get you started on your healthy hearing journey, let us help you out. Where do I get a hearing test? You can get your FREE hearing test and screening at any one of our over 1,500 Beltone locations throughout the country. Click here to learn about what your hearing screening entails. Y...

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5 Ways You're Damaging Your Hearing

Your ears are more sensitive than you think.  When you are young and carefree, playing your music loudly, going to concerts, or heading out to loud bars, doesn't seem like much of an issue.  The real fact however, is that once ears are damaged, hearing loss cannot be reversed.  Below is a list of things you need to be concerned when thinking about preserving the health of your ears.1. Your jobWhile work in general is not a real cause for hearing loss, especially if you work in an office, other w...

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Happy Hearing This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to reconnect with family, spend time with grandkids and nieces and nephews, and enjoy the company of good friends. But if you have hearing loss, it can also be an anxiety-provoking time of year as you worry if they will be able to join in the festivities.Hearing loss doesn’t have to ruin your holiday season. A little planning can ensure you are able to take part in all the holiday fun.Exercising your earsThat’s right; your ears need an exercise regiment, too. Learning to ...

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Why pretending to hear is bad and how to break the habit

This may be a familiar scene to you;  you are out with a group of friends, and you start chatting with someone you haven’t met before. The conversations going on next to you are quite loud and there may be music on louder than it needs to be.  Once your conversation starts, you are comfortable as you hear the basics such as their name and where they are from, but when the speaker goes to lengthier, more detailed information, you begin to lose context.  The music and surrounding conversations cre...

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