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The first months of a new year always seem to focus on health, and for good reason. After the indulgence of the holiday season, it’s a great time to try and adopt some healthy habits in all areas. When it comes hearing health, the best thing we can do for ourselves is to make sure we have regular evaluations with

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How Music Keeps the Brain Young Advances in modern medicine have shown that music can improve a person’s brain in a multitude of ways - hearing included! In fact, there is a new branch of research called neuromusicology - the scientific study of the effects of music on the brain. Research in this field has shown that music activates every known

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There are four major vitamins and minerals that can directly impact our hearing health: potassium, folic acid, magnesium and zinc. Each has its own benefits. Potassium helps to regulate fluid in your blood and body tissue; folic acid aids your body in generating new growth; magnesium keeps your blood vessels open for good oxygen flow; zinc boosts your immune system

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How today’s hearing aids keep you connected :  part of our Sound Advice series     Bluetooth is everywhere. We use it to connect a keyboard or a mouse to our computer, to listen to music in our cars, to track steps taken on a FitBit.  In fact, nearly 4 billion devices will ship this year using Bluetooth to connect

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part of our Sound Advice series   As our world evolves, it also keeps getting busier, noisier and more crowded. For people with hearing loss, this can be especially frustrating - and understanding conversations in a noisy environment has become more difficult than ever.    Why can understanding speech be particularly problematic for people with hearing loss?  The process of

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Usually described as a constant ringing in the ears, tinnitus is a very common disorder, estimated to affect 50 million Americans. While most people do adjust over time, about one-fifth of people who experience tinnitus find it to be debilitating. Tinnitus can lead to insomnia, difficulty concentrating, irritability, anxiety, depression, and poor work or school performance. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is

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Understanding Your Options     Can I use any battery with any hearing aid? Generally, yes. Although the quality may vary between manufacturers, the sizes are standard.  We will always make a battery recommendation for you based on your individual situation.   Do hearing aid batteries come in different sizes? Yes. Hearing aid batteries usually come in 4 common sizes:

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As hearing aid technology continues to improve, the possibilities for you or a loved one with hearing loss are greater than ever.  Which is fantastic news, right? Of course. But even the greatest advancements can be met with trepidation – at least at first. Such is the inspiration for our new blog series, Sound Advice. You can expect short, easy-to-digest

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It may only be the first official day of winter, but we New Englanders know that the chilly season has only just begun. And whether we are hearing aid users or not, wintertime is a time we should take special care of our hearing health. Here are some of the precautions you can take.   Winter colds and infections There

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Help loved ones with hearing loss stay engaged By Tiffany Pfleger, AuD. Originally published the November issue of Health and Wealth magazine   Hearing loss affects all age groups, but the risk goes up significantly as we get older. For some, this decline can be so gradual that it doesn’t seem obvious until it’s quite advanced, which tends to make it

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