September 2016

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How to Avoid In-The-Drawer Hearing Aids


As hearing providers, there’s one particular style of hearing aid that we all are worried about. It’s bad for the patient, and it can deter other people from even attempting to give hearing aids a chance.


6 Hidden Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss

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The thing about hearing loss is that it’s easy to just ignore. You can deny it for many years, compensating for poor hearing by turning up the volume on your TV or phone and pressuring people to repeat themselves.

But apart from the tension this places on relationships, there are additional, hidden consequences of untreated hearing loss that are not as noticeable but more concerning.


What Causes Dizziness, Vertigo, and Balance Problems?

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A balance disorder is an ailment that makes you feel dizzy or unsteady, inducing the sensation of spinning or floating or moving. And although abbreviated or trivial episodes of dizziness are common and no cause for concern, more intense sensations of spinning (vertigo) or protracted dizzy spells should be examined.


How Do Hearing Aids Work?

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Have you ever had trouble hearing in a crowded room or restaurant but can hear just fine at home? Do you have particular challenges hearing higher-pitched voices or TV dialogue?

If yes, you might have hearing loss, and hearing aids might be able to help.

But how do hearing aids work exactly? Are they simple amplifiers, or something more complicated?