Should You Buy Over-The-Counter Hearings Aids Online After The FDA’s Ruling?

In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposal to allow certain hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter (OTC) without a prescription and without a hearing evaluation. The purpose of the bill was to increase access and lower the costs of getting hearing help. On August 16th, 2022, the FDA released their final […]

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How Hearing Loss Can Affect Relationships And How To Minimize Its Impact

Over the course of more than 75 years of studying happiness in adults, a Harvard study has revealed the “key” to happiness. The study determined that the strength and depth of the relationships in our lives determines our health and happiness levels. Why am I bringing this up as an audiologist? A key component to […]

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October Is National Audiology Awareness Month! Here are 10 Fun Facts About Audiology And Hearing

On the occasion of Audiology Awareness Month in October, we’ve collected 10 interesting facts about audiology and hearing that you might not be aware of! 1. 37.5 million American adults have hearing loss According to the National Institute of Health, approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. […]

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10 Tips For Getting Used To Your New Hearing Aids

Getting used to hearing aids can take a little while, especially if you’ve never worn them before. The first few days may be difficult, but consistent hearing aid use is essential to your success and satisfaction and can influence whether or not you continue to use your devices. These 10 tips and tricks will help […]

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss: Connection and Tips for Better Hearing Health

It’s commonly known that diabetes can cause kidney and heart problems. But did you know that it can also affect your hearing and sense of balance? Learn more about the connection between hearing loss and diabetes and what you can do for better hearing health. Hearing loss and diabetes are two of America’s most common […]

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Why Protecting Your Hearing Is Important While Exercising

Getting through a workout session is always easier with your favorite playlist. However, as loud noise can damage your hearing, it’s important to reconsider the volume of your music to protect your ears. After all, you probably decided to exercise to make your body healthier in the first place. So if you damage your hearing […]

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Flying With Hearing Aids: Useful Tips To Follow

Since summer is finally here, you may be thinking about doing some traveling. However, if you have a hearing impairment, flying can present some communication and navigation challenges. No need to worry though, with some mindful adjustments and planning, traveling by plane can be fun instead of scary. Here are a few things to keep […]

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Understanding Unilateral Hearing Loss: What You Need to Know

Unilateral hearing loss means that hearing is normal in one of your ears but there is hearing loss in the other. Find out more about its symptoms, causes, and treatment options. What is unilateral hearing loss? Most people with hearing loss have what’s known as binaural hearing loss, meaning that both ears are affected. Unilateral […]

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Can Sound Therapy Help Relieve Your Tinnitus? Here’s How to Get Started

Characterized by ringing or buzzing in the ears, tinnitus can be a frustrating and challenging condition to live with. Although people with tinnitus can often ‘hear’ noises, these sounds don’t have an external cause. As a result, people with tinnitus typically experience on-going irritation due to the presence of a sound that isn’t really there. […]

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How to Make Your Website More Accessible For People With A Hearing Impairment

Did you know that in the United States, about 16% of people report hearing problems? If you’re running a website, you want as much traffic on it as you can get. However, if your website isn’t accessible for those with hearing impairment, you’re excluding about 16% of your potential audience. Ensuring that people with hearing […]

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