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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 […]

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How to Pick Out Hearing Aids for the First Time

If you have no experience in buying hearing aids, then you may have some questions about the process. Picking out hearing aids is a big decision and you should consider all of your options so that you know you’re making the right choice for you. Hearing aids generally all do the same thing, no matter […]

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What Will Happen During Your Hearing Aid Fitting?

If you are new to wearing hearing aids, you may be wondering what will happen during your fitting. A hearing aid fitting is a process where a hearing health professional fits and programs your new hearing aids. It usually takes about an hour, and during that time, a hearing health professional will take several measurements […]

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What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus can be described as a buzzing or ringing noise that only you or a specialist can hear in one or both ears. If you are experiencing any symptoms that lead you to believe you have tinnitus, then you should speak with a specialist to ensure it does not lead to any long-term problems, and […]

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How Can You Tell if You Need a HIS?

So, if they notice a deterioration in their hearing, a natural response is to ignore it for a while to see if it rectifies. The trouble is that the longer you leave an ear condition, the harder it can be to treat. So always consult a professional about hearing changes.    What is a Hearing Instrument […]

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A Guide to Gradual Hearing Loss

Noise, aging, sickness and genetics can all contribute to gradual hearing loss. Conversations with friends and relatives can be difficult for those with hearing loss, as well as hearing doorbells and alarms. Gradual hearing loss affects one in three adults ages 65-74, and nearly half of those ages 75 and up. But some people may […]