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Is hearing loss avoidable?
Posted by Hearing Aid Specialists on October 09, 2019
That’s a great question, and a complicated one to answer! Hearing loss can be caused by a multitude of things: some are preventable and some are not. For me to write about everything that can cause hearing loss — and then all the ways to avoid each cause — would make for a very long blog post. We will save that for another day. Instead, I am...
How wearing hearing aids can help enhance your safety
Posted by Hearing Aid Specialists on August 21, 2019
You already know that hearing aids can improve hearing and communication. But did you know they can also enhance safety? Several studies have confirmed what many hearing healthcare experts and their patients already knew — that using hearing aids improves quality of life, and can provide the wearer with an increased sense of safety and independence. Here are...
Five tips for maintaining hearing aids in hot weather
Posted by Hearing Aid Specialists on August 02, 2019
With summer here, it’s a good time to remember that hearing aids, like most high-tech devices, are susceptible to excess heat and moisture. And while NuEar hearing aids are more durable than most — thanks to our proprietary Surface™ NanoShield moisture-repellent system — keeping these five tips in mind will help ensure long-lasting...
Can hearing aids help with hearing loss in one ear?
Posted by Hearing Aid Specialists on July 25, 2019
Yes – hearing aids can help A LOT. Why? Because we are meant to hear with two ears. Binaural hearing (hearing with both ears) is essential for hearing in noise, maintaining our natural perception of loudness, and it is how we effectively localize or maintain spatial awareness and feel immersed in our surroundings. So even if you feel you can “get...
Subtle hearing loss in young adults can alter brain function
Posted by Hearing Aid Specialists on July 11, 2019
Research found that young people with subtle hearing loss are altering their brain function in ways typically only seen in older adults. As a result, they could be paving the way for dementia. Researcher Yune Lee and his team monitored the brain activity of study participants 18 through 41 years of age as they listened to increasingly complex sentences. The team...
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