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Signs of Hearing Loss

One of the biggest steps when it comes to resolving hearing loss issues, it realizing you may indeed have hearing loss.  Whether it is because people don't know what the signs are, or they simply ignore them, you need to be aware of some of the most common signs of hearing loss.  What are they?

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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 hearing loss is untreated:

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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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Can my hearing aids really be ‘invisible’?

Common misconceptions about hearing aids are that they’re huge, bulky and everyone will know that you’re wearing them. All three of these misconceptions are exaggerated and couldn’t be further from the truth. At Beltone, we offer many different styles of hearing aids, including those that sit within in the ear canal, and are invisible to other people. Unless you have someone intentionally looking in your ear to find a hearing aid, no one will even know you’re wearing one! Here are three popular styles of hearing aids that are virtually invisible: 

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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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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!

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Chicago Bears Owner Discusses His Hearing Problem

Brian McCaskey couldn't watch a single play when the Bears lost to the Giants in an NFC divisional playoff game in 1991.  Not because the loss kept him from caring, but because he suffered from debilitating vertigo in his hotel that same morning.

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Relationship Between Winter & Hearing Loss

When it comes to hearing loss, it can come from a variety of sources. Some hearing losses stem from some genetic disorder, others come from improper hearing or ear care such as enduring loud noises or improperly cleaning. 

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Halloween safety tips for hearing impaired children

Halloween is fun for many children.  Wearing costumes, collecting candy and spooking others is always a great time.  Halloween for hearing impaired children, however, can be difficult or even dangerous.  

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Four Myths About Hearing Loss Debunked

Many people make assumptions about hearing loss that just aren't true.

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What Type of Hearing Aid is Right For You?

Years ago, people shopping for hearing aids had limited options. But technology has come a long way. Many of today’s hearing aids are so small, they're virtually undetectable when worn.

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Your New Hearing Aid: Three Phases of Adjustment

Congratulations on taking an important step toward improving your quality of life. You will likely experience a lot of different thoughts and emotions over the coming months. 

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