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What are the Common Signs of Tinnitus?

Tinnitus occurs when a patient experiences noises in their ears that have no external source. Most describe it as a ringing sound, but it can also present as buzzing, whirring or rasping. Tinnitus tends to be most common among people who work in noisy environments, such as rock stars, DJs, airport workers and firefighters. However, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Hearing Tests

In the U.S., hearing loss is really very common and affects people of all ages. When hearing loss happens slowly, it can be hard for many people to notice the signs. If you don’t know how good your hearing is, you could very well want to get it tested. Since loss of hearing can happen […]

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What Hobbies Require Ear Protection?

When you think of a hobby it is typically something you enjoy, something that gives you great pleasure. But have you ever stopped to think that the hobby you love so much could be causing you harm? Unfortunately, such hobbies do exist. Hobbies that involve loud noises can result in an unwanted and unexpected hearing […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Hearing Aid Fittings

Hearing aids are a fantastic technology that can help people hear better and get more from the world around them.  They’re also something that many people think they understand just fine, but which can be somewhat perplexing in practice. The first time you meet with a hearing health professional, you probably won’t understand everything being […]

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4 Signs that Mean You Need to See a HIS

Before we dive into the four signs that may mean you need to see a hearing instrument specialist (HIS), it’s essential to know what this type of professional does. Essentially, a HIS is a state-licensed hearing care professional who assesses common types of hearing loss.  Those who hold the HIS license can administer and interpret […]

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4 FAQs About Hearing Devices

Hearing aids can be confusing to many people when they first start experiencing hearing loss. While a hearing health professional helps people understand the devices – and multiple other hearing-related areas – those going through the process will still have multiple questions. Quite a few of these are relatively common, making them simple to address […]

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Why Should You Schedule a Hearing Test?

If you are someone who likes to keep on top of your general health and wellbeing, then you can’t allow your hearing to take a back seat here. Although you might not be doing anything to actively harm your ear health, it might be that you are inadvertently allowing a situation to progress more than […]

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Why Do You Need Hearing Protection at Concerts?

Hearing protection is an essential part of any concert. Concerts with ear piercing music can lead to permanent hearing loss and other severe conditions if the noise is not managed properly. You should always wear hearing protection when you go to a concert. It will keep your ears safe and healthy and will protect you […]

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What to Ask Your HIS About Hearing Aid Fittings

Hearing aids are one of the best solutions to help you cope with hearing loss. However, there are many different options to pick from, and there’s an adjustment period that you should be aware of. To simplify this process and make it easier for you, it’s important to speak with a hearing instrument specialist who […]