Month: January 2017

Hearing Loss and Memory: Two Peas in A Pod

Hearing loss is something that will happen to everyone at some point. It affects how you communicate and how you function every day. Most people think that all older adults will get hearing loss and that there is nothing that can be done about it but this is not true. Doctors are now warning that people should pay more attention to hearing loss in adults. According to some recent studies, hearing can also affect your memory! This is possible in four major ways. A Common Enemy The most obvious is a common physiological pathway that contributes to both hearing...

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Try Your Hearing Aid Before You Buy It: The Program That Helps You Save Money On Hearing Aids!

There are many different types of hearing aids, each for different severities of hearing loss. Because of all the different varieties, it is not always easy to find a hearing aid that suits your lifestyle and needs. Sometimes a hearing aid can improve your hearing, but it is just not practical for your way of life. That’s why it is so important to be able to test your hearing aid before you spend your hard-earned money on one. Flex-trial is a system that allows you to do exactly that. With the Flex-trial program, hearing aids are programmed with the...

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What is Tinnitus?

Do you think you are becoming crazy because you are hearing things all day long that nobody else hears? Do not worry; you are not going crazy. If you hear a ringing, buzzing, or whistling in one or both ears 24 hours a day and you have no break from it; you could have what is known as tinnitus. Tinnitus is when a person hears a ringing, buzzing, or whistling anywhere in their head or one or both ears. It occurs 24 hours a day, and the person gets no break what so ever. This person is not crazy,...

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Why you need two good ears to hear well

Many people with hearing loss have usually asked themselves if one hearing aid will help. Others with one hearing ear problem ask themselves if they really need a hearing aid. The answer is no. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association binaural hearing which has optimal hearing quality can only be achieved through the use of both ears.  For optimum hearing, hearing with both years you are able to tell the brain to specialize and localize on a specific direction of the sound. Hearing with both ears provides balanced hearing and you are able to distinguish the source of a...

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Why is Hearing Aid Frequency so Important?

Sometimes, it is hard to understand all the different sounds around us. Obviously, there isn’t enough time in a day to learn and memorize each and every sound but if you are having trouble hearing, you might be interested in knowing why some sounds are easy to understand while others are not. Here are 5 quick things that will help you better understand the condition and decide the best solution for yourself. What is low frequency and high frequency? People with hearing loss have told me that it is possible to hear vowel sounds, such as with a, e, i, o and u, but they can’t hear consonant sounds. The reason is that consonant sounds are high frequency while the vowels are low frequencies and most of the hearing loss conditions have to do with the high frequencies. How a hearing aid works....

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