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Hearing loss is a pretty serious disability no matter which way you look at it. In America alone, 48 million people have fallen prey to this physical condition. Judging by the trends, the numbers are only set to increase. Perhaps the most damaging aspect of hearing loss is that it is permanent. That is, once hair cells in the inner ear

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For those who have recently been diagnosed with a form hearing deficiency, contemplating the use of hearing aids is perhaps the next obvious step. However, although you cannot disregard the advantages of using hearing aids, some people are hesitant to use them due to several factors. Whether it is due to the supposed discomfort of having a device on their ear, being socially

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Despite being tiny gadgets packed with complex technology, hearing aids are normally very durable. They can last several years under moderate conditions and their life can be prolonged if they are under good care. Like any other electronic machine, they need frequent maintenance and should be kept away from harmful substances, like water, oil and dust. However, even with good

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People who have just discovered that they suffer from hearing loss may have certain perceptions that are incorrect about the use of hearing aids . The following myths and facts can clarify and clear up any misconceptions about the devices people may have.   Myth 1: Hearing aids can cure a hearing loss or restore hearing Fact: Hearings aids are not designed

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More than 48 million Americans have some form of diagnosable hearing loss, yet many don’t realize it. If you find you’re saying, “huh?” during conversations or blaring the television at night, it is likely time to consider booking an appointment with a hearing healthcare professional . Diagnosing hearing loss Audiologists are doctors capable of diagnosing hearing loss. In order to

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Since the level of hearing loss is different in every individual, the kind of hearing aids required to assist each person's hearing is also different. For instance, some people only suffer from a mild ringing noise in their ears, while others suffer from a full blown hearing loss. Thus, the type of hearing aids required for both the situations is

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There is a right way and there is a wrong way when it comes to tackling most tasks, especially when the wrong way could result in scarring damages. Believe it or not, cleaning your ears can be thought of this way. There is a right way and many wrong ways to keeping your ears squeaky clean. Visit this list of

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Booking your first appointment or yearly check-up for a hearing test can feel overwhelming at times; not knowing what to expect or do. To be honest there is nothing to be afraid of because your hearing health professional will walk you through every step along the way and if you happen to have any questions just ask they are more

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Are you having difficulty in listening to conversations in public? Do you increase the volume of your TV pretty often? These are some of the signs indicating that you might be suffering from hearing loss. If you feel you cannot hear as you once used to, you should consult your doctor and get hearing tests conducted immediately. What are hearing

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During your hearing aid fitting , your hearing healthcare professional will show you how to care for and check your hearing aids regularly. Your hearing aids require daily care and attention to ensure they continue to function properly. To aid in hearing aid maintenance, consider purchasing a listening tube, battery tester, forced air blower and a drying container for your

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You have now come quite far along on your journey towards better hearing! At your hearing evaluation appointment, your audiologist should have discussed the different types of hearing aid and levels of technology available, in order to help you come to a decision regarding which aid is best suited to your type of hearing loss, hearing goals and budget. Following

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Summer is the perfect time to pack up and hit the road. Whether you are planning on a trip to the mountains, lake or city, it is likely you will have a packing list to help prepare for your excursion. If you’re one of 48 million Americans who have been diagnosed with some degree of hearing loss, knowing what to

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When you start wearing hearing aids , you need to know the proper methods of taking care of them to keep the devices functioning properly. Regularly caring for your hearing aid will also prevent the necessity of buying them frequently. The places on the instrument that need to be cleaned include the following: The microphone The receiver The shell 1.

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Enjoying summer activities like swimming, playing with the kids in the backyard sprinkler and visiting water parks comes with a challenge if you live with hearing loss: hearing aids and water do not mix. Other than removing hearing aids during water activities – which is always advisable – there are a few things you can do to enjoy your summer

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