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Four Myths About Hearing Loss Debunked

Many people make assumptions about hearing loss that just aren't true. Here is the truth about four common misconceptions. MYTH: Hearing loss only affects the elderly. It’s true that age-related hearing loss—also called presbycusis—impacts almost 1 in 2 adults over age 65, to varying degrees. However, hearing loss can occur at any age. Unfortunately, the stigma that “hearing loss equates to old age” often prevents people from seeking help and improving their lives.Certain occupations put people ...

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Is it Safe to Fly with Hearing Aids?

Before you know it, the leaves will be falling from the trees (depending on where you live), the days will be getting shorter and travelling to see family and friends for the holidays will be here.

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3 Hearing Aid Myths

The thought of losing one of your senses can be described in one word: scary. But, as we get older, it’s just a fact of life that our hearing is one of those senses (like our vision) that slowly deteriorates. Don’t let the misconceptions and myths about hearing aids and hearing loss scare you away from at least receiving a hearing screening. You may be surprised by what that hearing screening reveals.Here are 3 myths about hearing loss to keep in mind as you schedule your FREE hearing screening:...

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Are You a Hearing Aid?

Over 36 million people suffer with hearing loss in the U.S. But, hearing loss actually impacts many more than that. Family members and friends also feel the effects of hearing loss, and how it changes their relationship with the person struggling to hear. If you live with someone who has untreated hearing loss, are you becoming a “hearing aid”? Ask yourself these questions: Do you routinely have to repeat yourself when speaking to the hearing-impaired person? Are you asked to repeat what wa...

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Hearing Aid Myths

Throughout the years, movies, cartoons, comic strips, and comedians have all made light of the way hearing aids look and function. In fairness, it wasn’t until the last 10 years or so that hearing instruments started to work really well in a variety of listening situations, and be extremely cosmetically appealing. What led to the stigma around hearing aids? Whistling Old-fashioned hearing aids had a tendency to generate a high-pitched whistle (also known as feedback) if the instrument becam...

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