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The Cocktail Party Effect

The Cocktail Party Effect

Posted Nov 25th, 2021 in Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Protection

Some causes of this effect do not come from the obvious assumption that there's just too much background noise going on. That may be part of the reason, but another part may be due to the fact that people suffering from hearing loss may also have a difficult time processing the sounds of speech. The brain may get confused when the sounds of speech that enter the left ear are different than those that enter the right ear. For someone who's hearing impaired, the sounds coming into each ear may...

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Can Hearing Loss Cause Balance Problems?

Can Hearing Loss Cause Balance Problems?

Posted Oct 28th, 2021 in Comorbidity - Balance, Disorders, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss and balance issues very often appear together. So, is there a direct connection between them? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. To start understanding that, let’s look at the biology involved, which takes us through the ear canal and beyond the eardrum, to the inner ear.

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Are Online Hearing Tests Useful?

Are Online Hearing Tests Useful?

Posted Sep 9th, 2021 in Hearing Loss, News, Technology

DIY is a big deal these days. Got a fix-it problem around the house? A little online searching is all it takes to find some handy, do-it-yourself, how-to videos. That attitude has even made its way into healthcare. We aren’t at the point where people are looking up how to do a home appendectomy, but there are a lot of ways for people to play an active role in diagnosing and monitoring themselves.

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Mild Hearing Loss is Not Insignificant

Mild Hearing Loss is Not Insignificant

Posted Jul 29th, 2021 in Advice, Comorbidity, Comorbidity - Balance, Comorbidity - Vision, Hearing Health, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

Mild hearing loss is actually the most prevalent kind. In fact, the World Health Organization has estimated that one in three adults over 65 in North America has mild hearing loss. But it's mild, and mild isn't so bad, right?

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May Is Better Hearing Month: Spring Into It With Less Noise, More Joy

May Is Better Hearing Month: Spring Into It With Less Noise, More Joy

Posted Apr 28th, 2021 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Hearing Protection, Tips & Tricks

Some noises pack a bigger punch than your ears should take, so for Better Hearing Month this May, we’re sharing three quick tips to keep harmful volumes at bay.

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Better Hearing & Speech Month

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Posted Apr 28th, 2021 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Hearing Protection, Tips & Tricks

Our hearing is an essential aspect of our daily lives and Better Hearing Month is a great time to remind yourself and those you love to have their hearing checked.

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Top 10 Questions to Ask About Your Hearing Test

Top 10 Questions to Ask About Your Hearing Test

Posted Apr 8th, 2021 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health

Here are the top questions to ask about your hearing test! Q#1: What kind of hearing loss do I have? Have you asked this?

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Hearing Loss on the Rise in Teens

Hearing Loss on the Rise in Teens

Posted Mar 25th, 2021 in Advice, Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Hearing Protection

Hearing loss in teenagers is on the rise, and recent reports about the increase in hearing problems among teenagers serve as a reminder that you can experience difficulty hearing at any age

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How the Open Road Can Harm Your Hearing

How the Open Road Can Harm Your Hearing

Posted Mar 11th, 2021 in Advice, Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Hearing Protection, Travel

Everyone enjoys driving down the open road with their car windows down or sliding the top off of a convertible.  It’s relaxing and refreshing.  However, precautions should be taken to avoid harming your hearing at the same time while enjoying the wind in your hair on the open road.

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New Year, New Technology

New Year, New Technology

Posted Dec 9th, 2020 in Hearing Aids, Advice, Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Technology, Tips & Tricks

Every year, many of us put the focus on how we can better ourselves. Often, we look to “give up” unhealthy habits like eating take out or cutting back on sugar. This year, rather than focusing on giving up, we want to encourage you and your loved ones to enjoy more out of life and gain back all of the benefits to your overall health that healthy hearing provides!

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