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The perception of importance

September 26, 2023

We all have different needs and different wants.  Plain and simple.  That is the truth with everything that we do in life.  Some people like to go on cruises, while others would rather go camping.  Some people may love riding a bicycle while others prefer to walk.  Some people will seek better hearing while others will just assume that hearing instruments cost more than they want to spend.  The number of courses is variable.  What ...

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10 tips to protecting your hearing

September 19, 2023

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the only preventable cause of hearing loss. When exposed to loud sounds, it may feel like you are adjusting to them over time, but your ears and brain, unfortunately, will not. Once you lose your hearing from exposure to loud sounds, it will not recover (though it can usually be treated). Noise-induced hearing loss is typically gradual — by the time you notice it, it is often too late to prevent ...

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Why do people speak so loud

September 13, 2023

Have you ever been out to a nice restaurant … relatively little background noise; and someone is speaking exceptionally loud?  You look around and wonder what in the world is going on.  You can see them sitting at the table…but still can’t figure out why they are speaking so loudly.  We have all been in the situation where someone seems to be yelling.           Maybe you are sitting in church and very clearly you can ...

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Identify the best cell phone for your hearing aids

September 11, 2023

Technology just keeps evolving.  Everywhere we look people are becoming more connected.  Not just with a Smart TV but with Smart Homes.  Google Hub can connect your lights, thermostat, music and more.   You can unlock the door on your house with your smart phone if you have the right type of lock.  You can survey the contents of your refrigerator with your smart phone too.  And really, that’s just a few things to make ...

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Hearing aids must be maintained

September 8, 2023

Inside of all hearing instruments are certain components.  Some instruments may have a few more components than others, however; they all must have certain features to process sound.   Most things in life last longer and perform better if they are serviced and maintained.  Hearing aids need to be maintained. To break down the "simple" functioning of your hearing instrument let’s look at it.   Every hearing Instrument HAS to have five main components.   First, there ...

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How loud is to loud

September 6, 2023

Hearing Protection… do you use it?   Many people use gas or battery-operated hand tools.  Even though big chain saws can run off a rechargeable battery, they are still loud.   Tools, guns, motors, may be deemed as “toys” for all ages; and with continual use can cause hearing loss.   Many items emit sound pressure levels that can lead to damage of your hearing.  If you use your tools, or toys and your ears hurt or ring ...

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How common is hearing loss?

September 4, 2023

If you’re wondering how common hearing loss is, the research is plentiful and paints a crystal-clear picture: Hearing loss is highly prevalent. In fact, it is the third most common health issue for older adults.1 According to the World Health Organization, 20 percent of the global population, or 1.5 billion people, have hearing loss. That number is only rising, projected to reach 1.9 billion by 2030 and 2.5 billion by ...

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