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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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You won’t "mind" this news about better hearing and improved cognition! Does hearing aid use help your brain? A growing amount of research associates hearing technology with improved cognition and slowed or decreased risk of cognitive decline. Get the latest on research that supports your better-hearing health and your mind. Have you heard? Yet another study links hearing aid use

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  Checking into a hospital can seem a little stressful, making it all the more important to feel empowered, alert, and engaged with the help of your hearing aids. Help protect them during your inpatient visit with these handy tips. It can be easy to lose track of your hearing aids when getting inpatient care at a busy medical facility,

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You might be surprised how many small ways you can complement the better hearing you already get from your hearing aids. Read on to learn about technology that can improve communication, and connection, even more. If youíre adjusting to hearing technology, youíve no doubt noticed how many situations around the home could be improved through better hearing, especially if you're retired, work

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Q: Are my hearing aids really kaput if they get wet? A: If you only knew how often we get this important question. As powerful as they are, hearing aids — like all electronics — have a couple of Achilles’ heels, and one of them is water. The moisture could come from a swimming pool, a shower, or even the

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In-the-ear. Behind-the-ear. Receiver-in-the-canal. Completely-in-the-canal. Today’s hearing aids not only offer wireless connectivity, directionality, near invisibility, and clearer sound than ever before, but they also come in a wider variety of styles to match your communication needs.  Good thing, too, because hearing loss affects an estimated 466 million people and counting, making customizable hearing technology an important part of helping the

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When it comes to hearing aids, a little TLC can go a long way toward helping them perform their best. Whether your summer includes playing Marco Polo, setting sail, or just catching some sun on the sand, dive into these quick maintenance tips to keep the fun at hand. DO consider using a hearing aid dryer or dehumidifier, which not

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As technology advances and “hearables” become more commonplace, one odd fact emerges: We’re putting more and more things behind or in our ears. Whether glasses, headphones, or the latest discreet behind-the-ear hearing device, the area our ears occupy is starting to get a little crowded. So that begs the question: Can you wear (sun)glasses and the common BTE (behind-the-ear) hearing

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Nothing says “Summertime, here we come!” like hitting the road, rails, trails, and friendly skies to make new memories with loved ones far and nearby. Whether having some local fun or taking a trip, here are six ways your hearing technology can help you dive in. Look for the Loop Touring a new city? Some sites — museums, theaters, houses

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We’re Talking Hearing Tech Powered With Artificial Intelligence When thinking about the conveniences artificial intelligence can bring, innovations such as Netflix — a film- and TV-streaming service that can learn and make recommendations based on individual viewing preferences — might come to mind. Other machine-learning offerings such as adaptive thermostats, self-driving cars, voice-operated virtual assistants, and automated music platforms may

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Did you know? Fewer than one out of three adults 70 and older who could benefit from hearing aids actually uses them, per the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders , and the rate plunges to just 16 percent among those 20 to 69. The reasons for these stark statistics may vary, but what’s clear is that

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If you or someone you know has hearing technology, you understand how life-changing it can be, leading to even stronger connections to loved ones and a renewed vigor for life. But have you ever stopped to wonder just how those amazing little life-changers work? It might surprise you to know that the basics haven’t changed over the last several hundred

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Planning to bust some moves at the gym as part of your 2019 goals? You’re not alone. As a tried-and-true strategy for losing weight, feeling more fit, or simply stepping up physical activity for overall wellness, working out is a perennially popular New Year’s resolution, and exercise classes can be a fun way to fit the bill. The catch? Whether

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From blood-pressure kiosks in retail stores and vision exams online to home kits that test for HIV, blood-sugar levels, colon cancer, and more, the do-it-yourself approach to health screening continues to expand as the demand for greater convenience and consumer empowerment grows. Even online hearing tests are a part of the DIY mix, but do they work? What role can

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