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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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What you should know Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) have introduced S.2575 - the Audiology Patient Choice Act - to the Senate.  In short, this legislation will improve the access of hearing and balance services for millions of Medicare beneficiaries. The goal is to have streamlined access to safe, efficient care, with the opportunity to choose

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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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If you or a loved one has hearing loss, it's not uncommon to feel the  pressure about choosing and using a hearing device.  When it comes to your hearing health, there are many more options than there used to be, but navigating through these options can feel overwhelming. To help make your hearing improvement journey an easy one, we are happy to

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  Some people think hearing loss is just a part of the aging process. It's inconvenient, sure... but is is it really harmful? Actually, it can be. Untreated hearing loss has been proven to have serious emotional and social consequences for older persons. In conjunction with Healthy Aging month, we want to highlight this connection in hopes that more awareness will result

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We believe your hearing health should be treated with the same importance as the rest of your health.  Why? Because hearing isn’t just what happens in your ears… hearing affects everything between your ears.   Every day, your brain engages in intense and intricate work to allow your to hear sounds. But if it’s compromised, your brain has to work

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