FAQ

What is hearing loss?
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Hearing loss, or a hearing impairment, occurs when a person’s ear has decreased sensitivity to normally produced sounds. The level of hearing loss for a given person is measured generally by the increase in volume needed for a person to detect the sound. There are three types of hearing loss, and each of those types can occur in either both ears (bilateral) or a single… Read More

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How can I help a relative with hearing loss?
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Many people are inspired to take control of their hearing conditions by their relatives and friends. However, the situation must be approached carefully and constructively in order to produce positive results. Here are a few questions that can prepare you to have a conversation about hearing loss: Who? Although you may genuinely want to help someone you love seek treatment for hearing loss, you may not… Read More

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How long do hearing aids last?
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Hearing aids are highly-developed pieces of technology, and their lifespan will vary depending on the type of device. In general, a properly maintained hearing aid will last for up to six years. After this point, it may be more cost-effective to purchase a new device rather than make continual repairs to the old one. Tips to Make Your Hearing Aid Device Last Longer From dropping… Read More

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Can I wear my hearing aid in the shower or while swimming?
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Hearing aids rely on finely-tuned technology to deliver clear sound, but they are also placed very close to a wearer’s body. Even if a hearing aid protects the device from getting wet, the device may still suffer damage due to perspiration or exposure to a sudden rainstorm. Each device will handle water and moisture differently—and in most cases, it’s easy to tell how resilient the… Read More

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How to Fix Feedback Problems in Hearing Aids
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The squealing or whistling noise that hearing aids sometimes make is called feedback. You may have heard this type of screeching or loud tone if you have ever spoken through a microphone while standing too close to the speaker system. In a hearing device, feedback is created when the sound coming out of the hearing aid’s speaker is directed back into the microphone—and unlike a… Read More

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What are the symptoms of tinnitus?
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Most patients suffering from tinnitus share one common symptom: a persistent noise in their ears that they cannot control. Although it is often considered a condition, the truth is that tinnitus itself is actually a symptom of a larger cause. In most cases, head noise is caused by hearing loss, which in turn is a result of degeneration of the structures in the inner ear. As a… Read More

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