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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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Apple Releases New App to Help Battle Hearing Difficulties

Apple has released a new app that will help gauge the decibels in your surroundings

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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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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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Everyday Noises That Can Cause Hearing loss

Make no mistake, our ears are sensitive.  Every day we put them through a lot.  While you may hear just fine now, continued exposure to every day noises may cause trouble down the road.  When we think of hearing loss, typically, one thinks about it as a symptom of old age, but it can affect anyone.  Particularly those who don't take care of their health and don't protect themselves against the loud noises of everyday life.

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Hearing Aid Warranties

The devastating damage caused by hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma affected thousands of people.  At Beltone we pledge to support those who lost or damaged their hearing aids, regardless of what brand they wore. Beltone users will have their Lost Stolen & Damaged co-pay waived to help replace their current technology. 

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Cyclists are potentially at risk for hearing loss

Cycling is a great way to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors. On a sunny, cool day, you could feel like biking for hours on end. 

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Hearing Loss Treatment & The Fear Factor

Studies indicate most individuals wait an average of seven to 10 years before doing something about their hearing loss.  One of the main reasons that people do not seek help is fear. 

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This May, It's Time to Start Hearing Better

Did you know that May is Better Speech & Hearing Month? It was proclaimed so by Ronald Reagan to raise awareness about the causes and treatments of hearing loss and speech impediments.

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Big-City Police Officer Receives the Beltone Safe & Sound Award

Dan Carione, a 20-year veteran of the force, lost partial hearing in his right ear in a shootout in 1996, but waited 12 years to get a hearing aid – and was told he would have to retire. He fought to keep the job he loved, and won. He also decided then and there to work to dispel the stigma of hearing aid use. 

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Hearing Loss Prevention at Every Stage

Did you know that 1 in 10 Americans have hearing loss? Our hearing is more fragile than most of us realize. Any noise over 85 decibels can cause hearing damage. Even seemingly harmless activities, like attending a concert or mowing the lawn can damage sensitive structures in the inner ear and cause hearing loss over time. 

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How to Talk to Your Loved One About Hearing Loss

Do you find that you are repeating yourself to a loved one more often than you once did? Does he have trouble carrying on a conversation in crowds and noisy places, or started avoiding social situations all together? These are some of the first signs of hearing loss; and unfortunately, they likely will continue to get worse over time.

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Five Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Hearing Loss

Whether you have hearing loss or not, the holiday season can be stressful for anyone. But, if you have a hearing loss, attending family gatherings with many people can add another layer of undo stress. 

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Are You Lonely Due to Hearing Loss? Get a Dog!

Sure, you’ve heard it before – dogs make great companions. But, if you’re suffering from hearing loss, the loneliness and isolation that can accompany hearing loss takes on a completely different meaning. 

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