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A lot of patients aren’t fully aware of what an audiologist does until they have been recommended to see one. Often, another healthcare provider will highlight a concern about their hearing or ear health and recommend they see audiologists, as they are the most trusted providers of that field of care around. But how do you make sure you’re finding

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There are several different types of hearing aids that people can choose from today, but there are three very common hearing aid types that people choose from. The audiologist that you see is going to help you to pick the right hearing aid for your needs, as well as your budget and your lifestyle. All of these factors are just

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Many of us have experienced the annoyance and irritation that come with tinnitus . Most of us have, at some point, experienced that persistent and distracting ringing that never seems to go away, no matter what we do. To make matters worse, tinnitus is usually accompanied by a loss of hearing in one or both ears and can be a

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Hearing aids are highly advanced technological devices, so it’s not surprising they may require some maintenance or repairs after extended use. If you’ve tried troubleshooting at home and aren’t sure what to do next, consider the following helpful list of dos and don’ts when it comes to your hearing aid repairs . Don’t panic Do make sure that you don’t

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Given time, hearing aids can genuinely change someone’s life for the better - but the key term is “given time”. For most people, hearing aids will require a process of adjustment, particularly if they have been living with untreated hearing loss for a long time. Thankfully, the adjustment process is usually brief, and can be even better managed if you

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Confronting hearing loss head-on is the best way of dealing with it, and there are a lot of factors to keep in mind that will help you with this. Make sure you do as much as possible to ensure that you tackle this issue if a loved one is suffering from hearing loss. This can be a confusing and embarrassing

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Preparing for a hearing test can be difficult if you're not sure what to expect. Are there things you need to do before to get ready? Information you should gather or things you should avoid? Discover more about the things you can do in the days leading up to your hearing test to prepare appropriately. Protect yourself from loud noises

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Tinnitus is the name given to a sensation of hearing a high-pitched buzz, ring or hiss in your ears. It’s known as a subjective noise which means that only you can hear it, and there are only a few known cases where the sound can be heard by others. It’s often clearly audible when there’s no background noise and can

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Your hearing is something you need to look after, and it can have a significant impact on the rest of your life, which is why you have to pay a visit to the audiologist the second you feel you have any hearing problems. This is why those who experience hearing impairments will often choose to make use of hearing aids

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There’s a lot to think about when it comes to choosing an audiologist . Your hearing does, after all, rest on the quality of your decision. As such, this process can start to feel pretty overwhelming. So much so that many of us put it off for far longer than we should. But, the same doesn’t have to be true

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