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Hearing Loss Associated with Higher Health Care Bills

Posted by Associated Audiologists on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Hearing loss affects 38 million Americans, a number that's expected to double by 2060, with current aging population trends. An estimated one in three people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 74 currently has hearing loss, and two-thirds of adults age 70 years and older have a clinically significant hearing loss.

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Topics: hearing aid affordability, does insurance cover hearing aids

5 Factors That Affect How Long Hearing Aids Last

Posted by Associated Audiologists on May 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

 

Hearing aids are a significant investment for many people which improve their quality of life and ability to communicate with friends and family. But the fact remains that most hearing aids have a limited lifespan, and that lifespan may range from three to seven years, depending on the type of hearing aid, where it is purchased, how it is serviced, and the individual using it.

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Topics: hearing aid batteries, hearing aid technology

Special Fire Alarms Can Alert Individuals with Hearing Loss to Danger

Posted by Associated Audiologists on May 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

According to the American Red Cross, which responds to more than 60,000 house fires annually, fires kill more Americans each year than all other natural disasters combined. Children under 5 and adults over 65 are more than twice as likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the U.S. population.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing problems, hearing loss

How Hearing Loss Affects Your Daily Life

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Apr 29, 2019 2:08:13 PM

 

 

Your hearing plays a major role in everything you do: your job, your personal life, and even your physical health and safety. Many people assume that some hearing loss isn’t a problem, or that they can simply “get by” with asking people to repeat themselves or being unable to hear in daily situations.Unfortunately, many of these same people experience a number of issues as a direct result of their hearing loss, and suffer for months, years, or even decades before getting treatment.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing problems, hearing loss

Do Your Hearing Aids Need a Boost?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Apr 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Just as their name implies, hearing aids can help you hear. But sometimes hearing aids aren’t enough. Sometimes your hearing aids need an extra boost to help you hear your best.

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Topics: Hearing Support, hearing aid technology

Hearing Aid Experts

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Apr 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Determining the best hearing aid technology for each individual patient is a complex process which takes the patient’s comprehensive hearing evaluation, health history, lifestyle, personal listening needs and budget into consideration.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing aids, hearing problems,, hearing test

“Smart” Hearing Aid Technology Could Change Your Life

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Mar 25, 2019 12:34:21 PM

Today we have hearing aids that are “smart!” They know a meeting sounds different from a party – even the difference between classical and pop music. And they can adjust accordingly. These smart hearing aids can keep up with the changing sounds in your life. But how is that possible?

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Topics: hearing aid technology

What is Sound Sensitivity?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Mar 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

It’s a noisy world - car horns blaring, people shouting, phones ringing, radios turned up at top volume - these sounds can all be annoying, but for most people, they aren’t intolerable. Unfortunately, if you’re someone with sound sensitivity, these sounds can be so disruptive, it’s difficult to live what most people would consider a “normal” life.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing aids, hearing problems,

What Does Tinnitus Sound Like?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Mar 11, 2019 11:25:00 AM

 

Tinnitus is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” but it can actually manifest in a variety of different perceived sounds including: ringing, hissing, static, crickets, screeching, whooshing, roaring, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, dial tones and even music.

According to the American Tinnitus Association, in almost all cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning that only the person who has tinnitus can hear it. Objective tinnitus (head or ear noises that other people can hear) occurs in less than 1 percent of cases.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

What Is Tinnitus and Who Has It?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Mar 7, 2019 10:59:29 AM

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absences of an external sound source. Tinnitus can take on any number of characteristics and is usually a sound that only you can hear. You can experience tinnitus that varies from soft to loud and from low to high pitch. Individuals describe their tinnitus in a number of ways, including a buzzing, clicking, ringing, white noise, and/or roaring sound. Although these descriptions are typical, there are no specific rules about how tinnitus is perceived. Each person’s experience can be different.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

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