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Tinnitus , which comes from the Latin word meaning “to ring or tinkle,” is a malady of the ear that affects roughly 50 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The many causes of tinnitus, coupled with the fact that the affliction is typically only perceived by the individual suffering from it, makes it notoriously difficult to

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Hearing tests , often performed by audiologists to determine whether or not a person is suffering from hearing loss, are simple procedures that provide a hearing healthcare provider with information. These tests are easy and pain free. Depending on which audiologist you select, you may have a variety of hearing tests performed at the office. Types of hearing tests Those

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Do you have a persistent ringing, chirping or whirring in your ears? Have you talked to your family doctor only to be told that tinnitus is untreatable? Have you been told to just live with it? In the past, tinnitus was little understood and difficult to treat. Today, we know more and more about tinnitus and how to effectively treat

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If you have an appointment for a hearing test with the audiologist, the worst part of the process is over. For many people, the hardest part of a hearing test is accepting that you might have a problem with hearing. If you’ve made an appointment, you’ve cleared the first hurdle. Congratulations!  Some surveys show that 48 million people in the U.S.

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Tinnitus is the medical term for the condition where you perceive sounds inside your head or ears that are not present in the environment. It is like hearing a ghost noise. While it is frequently referred to as “ringing” in the ears, it can also present itself as other sounds. People describe the sounds they hear with tinnitus as: Whistling

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Hearing loss is a far bigger problem than many people realize. Because hearing loss doesn’t discriminate, it can occur in newborns, children, young adults and the elderly. In addition to affecting individuals of any age, hearing loss often occurs gradually, making it more difficult to recognize on your own. The following symptoms below indicate you may have a problem with

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One of the most common misconceptions about tinnitus — an affliction of the ear that’s characterized by ringing, swooshing, clicking, ticking or buzzing noise — is that it is, by itself, a health issue. The fact of the matter is that tinnitus is usually a symptom of some other health condition. Most tinnitus is characterized as subjective, meaning the noises are

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With the abundance of information that’s available at our fingertips today, it’s tempting to rely on our own resources. It’s also easy to fall for common misconceptions that circulate even in so-called educated circles, especially when it comes to our health and wellness. Hearing health professionals hear some of these misconceptions on a regular basis, especially when it relates to

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The relationship between one’s balance and hearing is anatomical in nature. The ear is, therefore, unique because it is the only organ that houses two senses: balance and hearing. The part of the inner ear responsible for hearing is known as the cochlea.    The cochlea is contained in the same structure the organ for balance is found in. As

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You have a ringing, roaring sound in your ears that no one else can hear. In short, you have tinnitus . Putting a name to the condition is one thing, but you want to know if the tinnitus can be cured or are you stuck with it for life? Indeed, what can be done? Here are our most FAQs about

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Tinnitus , is not a disease, but is associated as a symptom of a possible underlying health condition. A majority of the cases diagnosed with tinnitus have been proven to be a sensory reaction in the brain to some sort of damage in the ear and auditory system. Tinnitus is generally associated with impaired hearing – but there are a

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Thanks to the steady progression of hearing aids , people suffering from hearing loss now find it easy to communicate with those around them. However, despite this progress, hearing aids alone cannot enable a hard-of-hearing person to communicate successfully in situations that involve listening. As talking involves two people (the speaker and the listener), it becomes important for you, the

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After you’ve selected your hearing aids , your doctor will schedule an appointment to fit them. Getting new hearing aids can feel overwhelming, but the fitting process and follow-up appointment are easy and helpful. If this is your first time getting hearing aids and you’re unfamiliar with the process, here are a few tips and tricks to prepare for your

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You do not need to make a trip to an audiologist every time there is a problem with your hearing aid . In fact, some common problems can be easily fixed with basic troubleshooting (saving you both time and money). Hearing aid is not working at all The dead or depleted battery is one of the primary reasons the hearing

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From time to time we all need a little TLC, and the same is true for our hearing aids. When you get into the routine of cleaning your device and allowing it to air overnight, then it should give years of reliable service. However, the tiny nature of the parts can mean sometimes they need replacing in order to optimize

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Are you frustrated by your hearing aid’s performance? Perhaps its performance is inconsistent, the sound is distorted, or may even it appear to be dead. Of course your audiologist is always there to help, but for those times when you don’t have time to drop by, then it’s worth checking out a few basic ‘fixes’ for yourself. When it comes

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If you or someone you love has hearing loss, you must have found out by now that hearing aids don’t come cheap. Apart from being pretty expensive, they are also not covered by most private insurance companies. This is the kind of situation in which most people become frugal and try to question whether they really need two hearing aids.

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If you’ve recently been fitted with a new hearing aid , you know it’s an expensive hearing instrument. With super-sensitive electronics, it’s also delicate and requires specific daily care to keep it working optimally. Caring for your hearing aid is not difficult or time-consuming, but consistency is the key. Follow these three important daily practices, and you’ll go a long

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You’ve invested a lot in your hearing aids and they work well for you. However, repairs are becoming a bit more frequent and friends are talking about new improvements in hearing aids. Should I repair or replace my hearing aids? Here are some frequently asked questions about repairing or replacing hearing aids. Are your hearing aids working well? If your

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Do you hear sounds similar to ringing, hissing or roaring in your ear even though it is not present in real? The sounds you hear might be because of tinnitus , which is a condition where the sufferer hears a persistent noise not contributed to external noises.   What is tinnitus?   Tinnitus is a condition in which you hear

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