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The end of the year is just around the corner — time to check your insurance. It’s easy to get sidetracked from your health care while preparing for and celebrating the holidays, so we want to remind you to take advantage of unused insurance benefits. As we approach the end of the year, we recommend you check with your insurance company

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The force of a traumatic brain injury (also known as a TBI, concussion, or head injury) can damage or displace the delicate bones of the inner ear, rupture the eardrum, and disrupt parts of the brain responsible for auditory processing. A persistent ringing, buzzing, or hissing sound may occur in one or both ears, and some TBI patients also report

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The real differences between audiology and over-the-counter solutions In July, President Biden signed an executive order allowing hearing aids to be sold over the counter. This measure is aimed at lowering the cost of hearing care, and at a glance, it seems like a great way to ensure that everyone who needs hearing care is covered. But can OTC products

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Want to feel even more connected to the world around you through the power of sound? There’s an app for that! Actually, we’ve compiled a list of six apps that can help support your communication wellness. 1. Live Transcribe This Google app for Android -powered smartphones doesn’t translate but does transcribe in-person conversations in real time. The program — developed

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Q: I have a hearing aid follow-up appointment soon. What can I expect? A: Better hearing is a journey, not a moment. Your hearing aid follow-up appointment is an important part of that journey. The more prepared you are for the follow-up, the more you’ll get out of it. Let’s take a look. The Preparation As much as you can

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Scientists. They’re just like us: always looking for ways to help people hear and live their best. It starts with uncovering the mysteries of hearing loss, which can require a lot of resources. That’s why we love seeing important research initiatives get the funding needed to move forward. Check out these three exciting developments:   AUDITORY PROCESSING Can stress early

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The world of wireless can be a little daunting. But experiencing the joys of streaming can be as easy as 1-2-3. If you’re not sure how to get started using your hearing aids’ Bluetooth capabilities, read on. Connecting Hearing Aids to Your Smartphone There are a growing number of made-for-smartphone hearing aids . This technology lets you send the audio

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There’s nothing like the sounds that make your life unique. A favorite playlist. Your sweetheart’s laugh. The newscast you love listening to while whipping up your signature smoothie. In today’s world, however, hearing the sounds of your life can feel more challenging than ever. It’s why we’re excited about a new line of hearing technology that can help you hear

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We live in a noisy world. Dr. Richard Neitzel , of the University of Michigan, knows this only too well. In November 2019, his team at Michigan, along with a team at Apple Inc., set out on a two-year mission to measure some of the health effects of our noisy planet. What they got was an unprecedented collection of information

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https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=VFOrGkAvjAE Directed by Darius Marder, ‘Sound of Metal’ portrays the experience of Ruben, a career punk drummer and recovering addict whose hearing suddenly and rapidly deteriorates over the course of a few days.  Ruben’s world begins to crumble after the diagnosis. Raging frustration from the sudden, emotional loss starts to affect him and his relationships, as he struggles to

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Did you know hearing loss and diabetes have something surprising in common? Sure, they’re both health issues affecting millions of people around the world: Hearing loss affects 466 million worldwide, and diabetes affects 422 million people worldwide, per the World Health Organization. But they have even more in common. Hearing Loss Is Linked to Diabetes Hearing loss is twice as

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“All things in moderation,” the saying goes, but can one have too much resilience? Looking back on such an unprecedented year, we’re not too sure about that. Like improved hearing , resilience can make a significant difference in quality of life — after all, it reflects an invaluable ability to adapt to, recover from, or withstand challenges, change, and adversity.

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Q: It turns out I need hearing aids. What's my next step? A: Hearing aids aren't one-size-fits-all devices , so your question is a good sign you're approaching this with the right mindset. Your first step is to confirm you've had a complete audiological evaluation. An online "hearing test" can't determine whether you need hearing aids , it simply reports whether

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6 Tips to Keep Your Hearing Aids at Their Best Whether you're on the town or out of town, you depend on your hearing technology to keep you consistently connected. Don't miss a moment when you're on the go with these tips for maximizing your hearing. Protect Your Tech Hearing aids are tiny computers, so keep them safe! If you're in

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Contributed by https://daniellekroberts.com/   Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions that senior citizens may experience as they age. According to NIH, one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss. Hearing aids are a common product that helps assist with hearing difficulties. With that said, many people are unaware that they may

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