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4 Reasons to Keep Your Hearing and Vision in Check We all know that eyes and ears play a huge role in helping people — and animals, too! — experience life’s adventures. Seeing or hearing the people, places, and moments that matter can make for wonderful, lasting memories. But did you know that seeing and hearing have more in common

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What Does Hypertension Have to Do With Hearing? Plenty! We’ve got a tip for your wellness checklist: Keeping your blood pressure down may help keep your hearing up! Both hearing loss and hypertension, or high blood pressure, impact millions of people around the world, but few realize that these two chronic conditions might go hand in hand. For your best

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5 Ways to Support Your HEARing Health The whir of a hummingbird. The warning of an approaching ambulance. The round of laughter after your deviously funny and deftly delivered wedding toast. That sublime guitar riff or soulful crescendo in your favorite song. As we celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month in May and the theme, Communication for All it's a

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Celebrate by Protecting Your Hearing Spring has sprung, and so has the annual spring cornucopia of sounds: birds singing, children laughing, neighbors chatting — and lawn equipment. Maintaining your burgeoning plant life is a noisy affair. Once you’ve used the mower, leaf blower, chain saw, and string trimmer, your ears have put up with quite a racket. With noise-induced hearing

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Are hearing impairment and diabetes connected? More than you might think. Hearing loss — which affects an estimated one of every five Americans — is twice as common among people living with diabetes, making healthy habits and regular hearing checkups all the more important for overall wellness. Some 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes , a chronic metabolic

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Your Refrigerator Is Running — Can You Hear It? You're probably familiar with the many telltale, well-known signs of hearing loss — asking people to repeat themselves frequently, turning up the TV to uncomfortable levels for others in the room, or leaning into a conversation on one side to use your “good ear.” But what if speech is clear to

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Earwax, that yellowish-brown goo, might inspire an “Ick!” or two, but managing it the right way can make a difference in your hearing health. Here's a primer on why you have earwax and what to do about it. Why is earwax in your ear? Earwax, or “cerumen,” results from secretions by the ceruminous glands in the outer ear canal. The

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For years sleep specialists have warned that it’s a bad idea to fall asleep with the TV on. So people started to fall asleep listening to their favorite podcast or music. Some even stream TV onto their phone or tablet. Audiologists want you to know this is a bad idea. Earbuds can deliver noise at damaging levels while you sleep.

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With the right hearing aid , you’ll forget you’re wearing it. Not only does it seamlessly correct your hearing, but it’s easy to put in and take out, plus it’s have all-day-long comfort. Like wearing a pair of comfortable shoes, the ideal hearing aid is one that is functionally flawless but also a delight to wear. There are several factors

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It’s one of the most common conditions in older adults – age related hearing loss. It can be tough to admit that you’re not hearing as well as you used to! But when your family and friends tell you you’re always asking them to repeat themselves or they say the TV is too loud, it may be time for a

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Getting your hearing aids repaired can be both expensive and inconvenient; however, sometimes, it is simply unavoidable. Hearing aids are delicate and can easily become damaged if they are dropped, stepped on, maintained poorly or exposed to water. Here are four signs your hearing aids may require professional repair. 1. There is no sound coming out of your hearing aids

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Hearing aids are an investment in your hearing health you’ll be spending a lot of quality time with: they’re worn up to 16 hours a day, every day, and have an average lifespan of 5 to 7 years. Keeping this in mind, it’s important to choose hearing aids you’ll be both comfortable and satisfied with. Follow these four guidelines to

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If you’re still using a cotton swab to clean your ears , now is the time to stop! There are many recent news stories outlining the dangers of inserting cotton swabs into the ear canal, among them irritation, infection, even a perforated eardrum. So how do you clean your ears safely at home? Here are some do-it-yourself cleaning tips. Warm

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It’s not uncommon these days to look up on the internet how to fix something that’s broken. Using Google for how-to and do-it-yourself instructions is a great idea; however, it’s important to make sure the advice you seek is legitimate and won’t make things worse. This is especially important when taking care of your hearing aids . Many Google search

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Tinnitus is more common than most people think — 45 millions of Americans suffer from it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tinnitus, described as a ringing, buzzing, hissing or whooshing in the ear, can wreak havoc in the lives of those suffering from it. In fact, nearly one-third of those suffering from tinnitus find the constant

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