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The Hearing Aid Tax Credit: Yes You SHOULD Care

Maybe you don't have a hearing loss. Maybe you don't even know someone who experiences hearing loss (which is doubtful since 1 in 10 Americans have hearing loss and 1...

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Hearing Aids Improve Quality of Life

Talk about good vibrations! The buzz among audiologists and other ear care professionals is that hearing aids can vastly improve the quality of your life.How? By sounds...

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Do I really need two hearing aids? Can I get by with just one?

The question of binaural (two ears) amplification comes up in just about every hearing aid and audiology...

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How long does it take to get accustomed to hearing aids?

It takes time....People learn and adapt at different rates. Some people need a day or two to learn about and adjust to their hearing aids, most people need a few weeks and others...

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What can I expect from my hearing aids?

You can expect that after you have adapted and learned to use them properly (usually 4 to 8 weeks), many "speech sound" benefits from hearing aids will available...

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What problems might I experience while adjusting to my hearing aids?

All hearing aids require adjustments. Some common problems that can be corrected in the office include:"My voice sounds like I'm talking in a barrel, my hearing aids...

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Why does my voice sound funny when I use my new hearing aids?

When you wear hearing aids for the first time, you will probably notice your voice sounds funny! You will hear your voice amplified through the hearing aid and some people describe...

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Will hearing aids help me hear in background noise?

Hearing aids have circuitry in them to address most types of background noise, while still enabling the wearer to hear conversations.

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Do hearing aids really improve sex life?

Hearing loss treatment with hearing aids has been found to improve many areas of quality of life, including improving one's sex life.

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If I start wearing hearing aids and wear them everyday, will I become dependent on my hearing aids?

Most people who are fit with hearing aids enjoy hearing sounds again and find that they do not want to be without their hearing aids.

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Can I try hearing aids before buying them?

Some hearing centers have hearing aids in stock to demonstrate in the office. For hearing aid types that require a custom fit, purchasing them up-front is required.

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If I don't treat hearing loss, or if I only get one hearing aid when two are recommended, will my hearing loss get worse?

Delaying the use of hearing aids can lead to more difficulty understanding words because the ears have not been stimulated. Some research indicates that this condition can be reversed with the use of hearing aids.

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Can hearing aids help me earn more money at work?

According to studies by the NCOA, people who treat their hearing loss with hearing aids report improvements in earning power, relationships, feelings about themselves, self-confidence, independence, and overall quality of life.

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Are digital hearing aids more expensive than analog hearing aids?

Due to advancements in technology and changes in the hearing aid industry, digital hearing aids are typically no more expensive than analog hearing aids, especially when factoring in long-term maintenance and repairs.

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Is there such a thing as sexy hearing aids?

Hearing aids, like eyeglasses, are so fashionable today, available in all the latest trends and fun colors to fit anyone's personality and make a fashion statement.

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How to Tell Your Parents They Need Hearing Aids: The Baby Boomers' Dilemma

My dad is 83. He's legally blind and, after 50 years of shooting skeet, he's finally ready to admit that his hearing isn't what it used to be. Same with my mom....

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Hearing Loss and Business Meeting Survival

Business meetings, symposia, conferences, seminars ? are any of these a part of your work activities? They are if you're employed in the corporate sphere. And whether...

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Hearing Aids on the Web: Click with Caution

You can buy anything on the World Wide Web ? including hearing aids. Even really good hearing aids. But ask yourself this: would you buy a 52" HD flat screen TV for...

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Sexy Sounds: Yes, Hearing and Hearing Aids Can Be Hot

Already know what you're thinking. Gramps' hearing aid. He carried it in his short pocket with a tangle of wires and an ear plug the size of a baby's T...

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What are digital hearing aids?

Most hearing aids manufactured today are digital hearing aids. This technology offers many advantages for people with hearing loss.

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