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Boo! Step into the spooky spirit with these hearing-conscious Halloween costuming tips. These guidelines can help ensure you hear your best no matter what costume you choose It’s that time of year again: crunchy leaves underfoot, a crisp chill in the air, beautiful fall colors, apple cider, shorter days and longer nights, and of course, Halloween! With 23% of Americans

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Are over-the-counter hearing solutions a safe and effective alternative to dedicated hearing care from an audiologist? Let’s find out.   The real differences between audiology and over-the-counter solutions Now that more people are becoming aware of how prevalent hearing loss is, technological solutions are multiplying. Last July, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order allowing hearing aids to be

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Looking up your symptoms online can create a lot of fear and uncertainty. We’re here to arm you with the information you need to understand why you’re feeling off-balance and when to be concerned about it. Q: Why am I dizzy? A: We receive this question often. Dizziness is a very common symptom that can spontaneously occur and resolve without

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Whether hitting the road for business, planning the trip of a lifetime, or meeting up with family and friends for an annual destination retreat, you want to hear your best! These key hearing aid tips will help you do just that.   From Loops to Batteries, We’re Covering the Bases Hearing devices help you communicate your best no matter where

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You love him — but his hobbies are so loud! If you’re worried about your dad’s hearing, these Father’s Day gifts will ensure he’s being careful with his eardrums. Dad’s Ears Will Thank You This Father’s Day, give dad the gift that truly keeps on giving — recreation that’s easy on his ears! These gift ideas are sure to make

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Do Pet Birds Enjoy Music? The answer is “yes” — pet birds do enjoy music! Read on for details and to learn even more interesting facts about hearing in the animal kingdom.   Tarantulas “Feel” Sounds “If a tree falls in a forest and there’s no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?” For tarantulas, this age-old

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Got those seasonal sniffles? You probably know exactly how they can affect more than your nose. Read on to learn how allergies can lead to hearing loss. A: This is a great question! Let’s start with some allergy basics. Allergies An allergy is when your body’s defenses overreact to something that is not typically harmful. These are called allergens, and

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Whether you’re new to growing food or it’s been your jam for ages, we can’t wait to tell you about these five superstars for healthy hearing. Adding these to your gardening list will usher in some great meals and happy ears. Get in the Dirt With These Five Ear-Resistible Plants Nothing says springtime like seedlings and fresh compost for a

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Is your mom — or a mom you know — missing out on the sounds that matter most? It often takes years before someone with hearing loss reaches out for a life-changing solution. A little encouragement may be just the nudge she needs, and you can help. Hearing on Her Terms Makes Moments More Special Moms are a busy bunch.

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Safety and comfort are key in choosing a mask. But how hard is it for others to understand you based on the type of mask you’ve chosen? Read on to find out. Which Mask Can Help You Be Heard? You probably chose your go-to masks based on safety and comfort. However, communicating while wearing a mask can be tricky —

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Taking care of your hearing and vision is important to maintaining your total body health and ensuring that you hear and see everything that matters to you. We all know that eyes and ears play a huge role in helping people (and animals!) experience life’s adventures. Seeing and hearing the people, places, and moments that matter will create wonderful, lasting

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By now, many of you have probably seen or heard of videos in which various people demonstrate how to use OTC digital otoscopes and ear irrigation kits to clean your ears at home. While this can be a tempting foray into self-care, we want to remind you that ear cleaning should be done by a professional! Here’s why: Ears are

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Hearing loss is more common than you think – statistically, up to 5.3% of the global population suffers from it. That means that some of the most renowned figures throughout history have lived with the condition, including these incredible female activists, athletes, scientists, and entertainers. Marlee Matlin A celebrated actress who lost her hearing to a childhood illness, Matlin has

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It’s not a test, but it’s definitely an event you want to be prepared for. It’s the annual physical with your medical provider. For National Heart Month in February and beyond, we’re sharing key questions to help you get the most from this important appointment. A Bit of Preparation Can Go a Long Way It can sometimes take a little

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From pop culture to science, sports, academics, politics, and more, people with hearing loss have contributed to every industry in our dynamic world. As we celebrate Black History Month in February, learn some of the ways these eight notable people have made their mark. Time to Get Inspired With an estimated one in five Americans directly touched by hearing loss

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