Hearing Matters

The Best Hearing Protection for Shooting Sports Enthusiasts

Considering all the uncertainty around us the past month, wouldn’t it be great to have good news about something we have some control over? Well, when it comes to protecting our hearing, we personally have the power to make a difference. We have mentioned before how our hobbies can unknowingly cause hearing damage, and this […]

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What to Expect at Your First Hearing Aid Fitting

Doing anything for the first time can be intimidating. Luckily, with a little advance research, you can learn what to expect at your first hearing aid fitting and help alleviate any concerns. We have a few tips below to ease you through that appointment.

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Helping a Loved One Suffering From Hearing Loss

Acknowledging hearing loss can be tough for everyone involved. Despite the causes of hearing loss, it is undoubtedly something that can be difficult to accept because it often accompanies aging, which many people try to ignore. If you know someone suffering from hearing loss, you may wonder what is the best way to support them, [...]Read More

Common Reasons Why Patients Resist Hearing Aids

It is so easy to find excuses not to try something new. We all like staying in our comfort zone most of the time, and contemplating hearing aids is no exception. Would it surprise you to learn that patients resist hearing aids? Probably not, but have you ever thought about why? Here are 4 common [...]Read More

5 Fun Hobbies That Could Cause Irreversible Ear Damage

As we enter the gift-giving and celebration season, it’s a good time to think about what causes ear damage. Even though our ears’ purpose is to translate sound for us, too much sound is not a good thing. General conversation measures around 70 decibels but anything over 85 decibels can harm our hearing. Were you […]

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The Connection Between Heart Health and Hearing Loss

We’ve all heard that heart disease is one of the most rampant killers in the U.S., causing roughly 25% of all deaths. That is a huge number of often preventable deaths. With a bit of self-care like improving your diet and adding some exercise to your day, the risk of heart disease drastically decreases. That’s […]

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Common Medications That May Cause Hearing Loss

With all the medicines available to us – for everything from allergies to heartburn – it is important to be aware of some of the side effects for medicine you use regularly. Many people do not know that medications can be damaging to our hearing. Because our ears are quite sensitive to changes in our […]

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Surprising Statistics on Hearing Loss

In our data-driven society, it’s becoming easier and easier to gather statistics about any topic, and hearing loss is no exception. Would it surprise you to learn that age-related hearing loss is on the rise? Probably not, given our awareness of the “baby boomer” generation rapidly reaching the 65+ age, but what about the individual […]

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Helpful Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Whether it is your first set of hearing aids or a new type with better technology, expect an adjustment period to get used to them. Because hearing aids can improve your quality of life, it is important to continue wearing them, despite the initial time required to transition to better hearing. If you have any […]

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Experiencing Sudden Hearing Loss? Here’s What to Do

Imagine waking up one morning and not being able to hear out of one ear, or hearing a sudden, loud “pop” and losing your hearing in that instant. Sounds like scary stuff, right? Unfortunately, it does happen sometimes, often to adults in their late 40s or early 50s. While there are any number of disorders […]

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