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Hearing Health Articles

Understanding hearing health and what you can do to prevent further hearing loss is key to an active and fulfilling life.
Below you will find the latest in hearing health.

Hearing loss & you

Featured article: Common questions about hearing loss

Question: How do I know if I need hearing aids? Answer: Often, difficulty hearing stems from excess ear wax , an infection, or a physical irregularity, such as a perforated ear drum. These issues can be corrected medically, without the need for hearing aids. A simple hearing quiz can tell you if your hearing should be checked... Read more

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Hearing loss & disease prevention

Featured article: Meningitis & hearing loss

Hearing loss is caused by many factors, including advancing age, our genetics, trauma (one event or over time), fetal development, and infection. When a baby is born with hearing loss, or develops hearing loss during the first month of life, it may be due to an infection the mother suffered during pregnancy. Certain infections can cause hearing loss at any age—and one of the most common culprits is... Read more

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Understanding the ear

Featured article: Anatomy of the ear

The ear is composed of four general areas: the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear and central auditory pathways. All four parts of the ear are important for detecting sound by working together to move sound from the outer part through the middle and into the inner part of the ear. Ears also help to maintain balance... Read more

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Tinnitus relief information

Featured article: causes of tinnitus

Tinnitus can develop gradually or appear out of nowhere — and its causes are varied and difficult to pin down. Tinnitus is most common among senior citizens. That's because as we age, our auditory nerves begin to deteriorate. This causes changes in the way sounds are heard, and can lead to a perception of “noise”. While tinnitus does not cause hearing loss or deafness, people with hearing loss... Read more

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Hearing aid guides

Featured article: How digital hearing aids work

Digital hearing aids transform the sound waves that hit their microphone into digital binary code (0's and 1's). Once in the digital domain, the information can be manipulated in many sophisticated ways by the signal processing chip within the hearing aid. Noise reduction, anti-feedback control, automatic switching to different listening programs, and digital sound streaming... Read more

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