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Hearing tests can provide a lot of useful information. When you go in for your hearing test you will most likely also discuss the results of your hearing test with your audiologist. It is during this discussion you will learn the crucial information about your hearing abilities. There are several key questions that you should ask your audiologist during the

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Not all hearing aids are created equally. In fact, some are more technologically advanced than others. Hearing aid technology can be beneficial to many people, especially if they are particularly hard of hearing or require extra help. This is where hearing aid special features and technology can come into play. Extra features enable people to hear in specific settings, such

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Tinnitus , or ringing in the ears, is a common hearing-related condition that affects one in five people. What might seem surprising is that, by itself, tinnitus isn’t a condition – it’s a symptom of other conditions like noise-induced hearing loss, head trauma or problems with the circulatory system. Still, tinnitus comes with its own symptoms. Pay close attention to

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Many people think that hearing loss is limited to the aging population. While more and more elderly are at risk for developing hearing loss, it does, in fact, affect younger people too. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, between two and three of every 1,000 children in the U.S. are born with a detectable level

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A hearing test is pretty easy. You don’t need to study. But you do need to take a few steps to get prepared. 1. List medications and key medical events The audiologist will take a medical history before examining your ears or testing your hearing. Some illnesses can negatively impact your ability to hear. This part of the exam will

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Tinnitus is the ringing in the ears often tied to hearing loss and other medical issues like blood vessel disorders and injuries. While seeking treatment from an audiologist is the best course of action to effectively treat tinnitus at its source, there are lifestyle habits that can either help detract from your tinnitus or make it seem worse. Follow these

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Hearing tests are commonly administered by audiologists. The point of these tests is typically to assess hearing in order to help diagnose hearing disorders. There are many different hearing tests. Here is a look at some of the most commonly used hearing tests. 1. Speech tests Speech tests involve an audiologist exposing a person to certain volumes of speech. The

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You may or may not be familiar with the word tinnitus . The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: “a sensation of noise (such as a ringing or roaring) that is typically caused by a bodily condition (such as a disturbance of the auditory nerve or wax in the ear) and usually is of the subjective form which can only be

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Have you ever experienced, or do you regularly experience, a ringing in your ears that nobody else hears? The condition, which affects almost 50 million Americans, is known as tinnitus . 1. What is tinnitus? According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. Although many audiologists and other

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You know what tests to expect when you go to the doctor for a check-up, or to the eye doctor for your annual visit. If it’s been years since you’ve had your hearing checked, you may not be familiar with what types of tests diagnose hearing loss . Because hearing loss comes on gradually, it’s important to see an audiologist

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Have you ever experienced an inexplicable ringing in your ears? According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), many Americans – 50 million, in fact – struggle with this tinnitus. Tinnitus is characterized as sounds of hearing buzzing, hissing whistling, swooshing or clicking in the ears that are completely inaudible to others. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus

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Because hearing loss is gradual, it’s not always easy to notice the symptoms. If you’re over 55 and haven’t had your hearing tested recently, it’s probably a good idea to have a hearing test. What happens at a hearing test? Several things that will help determine any degree of hearing loss and how best to treat it. The first step

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If you hear a constant whirring, buzzing, clicking, or ringing noise it can drive you to distraction. Tinnitus can be a temporary condition caused by an ear infection, high blood pressure or taking too much aspirin. More often, it is a chronic condition with a negative impact on quality of life. Noise-masking devices Sometimes all it takes is a little

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Did you know that your hearing should be tested regularly once you’re over 55? Just as an eye doctor checks your vision, an audiologist checks your hearing with a hearing test. Here are some frequently asked questions about hearing tests. Do I need a hearing test? Even if you haven’t noticed a decline in your hearing, it’s important to have

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Despite tinnitus being a relatively well-known condition, not many people know that there is currently no cure for the constant ringing in the ears that it is characterized by it. There’s a variety of diseases and conditions that lead to tinnitus, but the biological reason behind it is still undiscovered. One common condition often linked with tinnitus is hearing loss.

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It can take years for symptoms of age-related hearing loss to appear, and a few more after that before most people admit they need a hearing test. For adults, hearing care isn’t a part of routine health care – less than 15 percent of primary care doctors test hearing . For these reasons, it’s common for adults to have questions

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Tinnitus – defined as a constant ringing or buzzing in one’s ears – is often thought of its own issue. In reality, the malady is a symptom of an issue with the auditory system. The sounds people suffering from tinnitus perceive to hear are characterized as buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing and clicking. Some rare cases have reported people hearing music.

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Many people operate under the misconception that hearing loss is limited to the aging population. In fact, hearing loss occurs at all ages and is occurring more often in younger generations than ever before. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, between two and three of every 1,000 children in the U.S. are born with a

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Did you know that tinnitus affects about one in every five people? Tinnitus is characterized as a ringing, buzzing, hissing or clicking in the ear. The annoying noises are perceptible only to the individual suffering from tinnitus; the noises are sometimes called phantom noises. These phantom noises can vary in pitch, coming across as a low roar all the way

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Tinnitus is a common health condition among Americans, yet it remains largely misunderstood and hard to treat. One of the problems with diagnosing tinnitus is that its main symptom is a high-pitched sound only one person can hear. Secondly, it can be caused by more than 200 health disorders. For these reasons, diagnosing and treating the root cause of tinnitus

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