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Five things you don't know about hearing aids

Many people think they know all there is to know about hearing aids.  The following are 5 things you may not know about hearing aids.

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Children with slight hearing loss do poorer in their schooling

Children with slight hearing loss are purported to do a little poorer in school and can potentially grow up with learning difficulties suggests a new study. 

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What hearing aid is right for you?

So, you've finally decided to make the appointment to meet with an audiologist.  Your results show that you do, in fact, have some hearing loss.  It was discussed with your audiologist that hearing aid might be right for you.  Fret not, hearing loss isn't as uncommon as you think.  

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Hearing loss before 50 possible link to higher risk of alcohol & drug issues

There are numerous reasons why it is important for you to ensure you have healthy hearing.  Avoiding a variety of medical difficulties down the line along with ensuring you aren't disconnected from loved ones and friends are just a few.  However, a recent article in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine discovered another potential link between hearing difficulty and a life threatening-issue: alcoholism and drug addiction.

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benefits to healthy hearing
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.

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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. 

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Caregivers
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. 

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hearing aids 101
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:
  1. Microphone
  2. Amplifier
  3. Speaker

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Christmas toys that might be too loud for children

The holiday season is in full swing and with Christmas just weeks away, you might have already done your holiday shopping.  If you haven't yet purchased items for your young children or grandchildren, be aware, there are some toys that could potentially cause hearing problems for their small ears.

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Swimming & Your Hearing What You Need To Know

Do you find yourself loving every minute when you are swimming in a pool, lake or ocean?  You're not alone.  Swimming is extremely fun and relaxing.  It's great exercise and it's on everyone's to-do list when the weather warms up.  One thing to consider when swimming is your hearing health.  If you are swimming constantly, you could potentially be putting your hearing in danger if not managed properly.

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Your airplane habits may be harming your hearing

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, thousands and thousands of people will be flying all over the United States to join family and friends for this holiday.  It is the busiest travel day of the year and that means planes will be packed with passengers at numerous airports across the country.  While typically routine, flying on airplanes provide a host of dangers to your health you may not know about.  Frequent flyers may be at risk of damaging their hearing on board airplanes.

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How to keep your hearing safe during football games

The football season is in full swing.  There’s nothing like being at the stadium cheering on your favorite team as they rush down the field to make a touchdown.  It’s fun, it’s exhilarating and it’s a weekly routine.  However, there is something that can eventually be harmful to your health at a football game other than the numerous hot dogs and beers; the sound.

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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month.  Here at Beltone, we care about you and your hearing health.  This event is observed every October and is used to raise awareness over hearing issues that can arise from a variety of issues, many of which come from outside noises you may not think are bad for you.

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7 things you didn't know about hearing aids
Seven 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.

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Now what
You just got a new hearing aid...Now what?

Although hearing aids aren't able to restore your hearing, these devices make the most of your existing hearing ability. The technology of hearing aids has progressed in such a manner that they can almost fully compensate for any lack of hearing.

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ear wax
Earwax is more important to your hearing than you think

The human body boasts many lines of defense against pain, infection or harm.  One of those ways is our body producing earwax.  Yes, the stuff inside of our ears we clean after a shower or a couple times a week, is secreted by our glands in the outer ear canal is important in fighting infections.

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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.

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Good hearing can lead to good health

Good hearing is vital to our everyday lives.  We are able to enjoy our favorite music, movies and conversations with friends and families. With good hearing, we always feel included as we understand what is around us.  What many people don't realize is that good hearing can lead to better overall health.

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Protect Your Hearing During Fireworks

The Fourth of July is just around the corner.  We will be enjoying outdoor activities, trips to the beach, BBQs and our favorite; fireworks.  While the Fourth of July is an important day in remembering the signing of the Declaration of Independence, there are some important things to remember when enjoying the sights and sounds of fireworks.

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Laurel
"Laurel" vs "Yanny". Why You Heard What You Heard

You may have heard it already, the viral meme that's sweeping the internet by storm.  Is it "Laurel" or "Yanny".  If you haven't heard about it yet, there has been an audio recording of a word being said.  

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US Presidents
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.

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Hearing Trouble Can Lead to Big Health Issues

We all know hearing loss comes with a lot of difficulties in life.  Not being able to hear your loved ones or every day sounds is not the only thing that hearing difficulties affects.

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Can You Hear the Sounds of Spring?

Spring has finally arrived.  Depending on what parts of the country you live in, you may still be shoveling snow, but for others, the sweet sounds of spring is music to your ears.

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78 Years of Beltone

This year marks the 78th anniversary of Beltone. The Beltone legacy began in the 1940's when Sam and Faye Posen recognized the need for a personalized and miniaturized hearing aid technology. 

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