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How can I adjust to my hearing aid?

Hearing aids take time and patience to use successfully. Wearing your aids regularly will help you adjust to them.


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How do digital hearing aids work?

Digital hearing aids convert sound waves into numerical codes, similar to the binary code of a computer, before amplifying them.


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How will hearing experts treat my tinnitus?

Although there is no cure for tinnitus, hearing care professionals, scientists and doctors have discovered several treatments that may give you some relief.


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Help! I hear a buzzing sound in my hearing aid when I use a mobile phone

Some people who wear hearing aids or have implanted hearing devices experience problems with interference caused by mobile phones.


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Can I obtain financial assistance for a hearing aid?

Hearing aids are generally not covered by health insurance companies, although some do. Financing is usually available.


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New types of hearing aids

Implantable hearing aids are designed to help increase the transmission of sound vibrations entering the inner ear.


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What research is being done on hearing aids?

Researchers are looking at ways to apply new signal processing strategies to the design of hearing aids.


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One vs. two hearing aids

You have two ears because you need two ears. If you have a hearing loss in each ear that could benefit from hearing aids you should wear two hearing aids.


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What to do about hearing loss

You feel like you’re missing out on things due to hearing loss – things being said in meetings at the office, at family gatherings.


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Am I suffering from tinnitus?

Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sound in your ears? Do you hear this sound often? You may be suffering from tinnitus.


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Signs, symptoms of hearing loss

What are some of the more telltale signs and symptoms of hearing loss?


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How common is hearing loss?

Hearing loss, a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear, is one of the most common conditions affecting seniors.


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Three leading causes of hearing loss

Hearing loss can literally be an issue for anyone, and from a number of different causes. Something as simple as a gradual buildup of earwax, for example, can trigger hearing loss.


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Putting off dealing with hearing loss can have far-reaching effects

Many people who experience hearing loss are reluctant to seek treatment because they see it as a weakness.


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Professional help in dealing with hearing loss

One in five Americans report some degree of hearing loss. The ratio ratchets up to one in three for people 65 and over.


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Eating right for healthy hearing

Young children can now be taught what foods to eat for healthy hearing and ears; sensible advice that we should really all abide by.


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What is central hearing loss?

Central hearing loss arises in situations where a problem in the central nervous system keeps sound signals from being processed and interpreted by the brain.


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What is conductive hearing loss?

When sound waves are not sufficiently conducted to the inner ear through the structures of the outer and middle ear, conductive hearing loss arises.


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What is sensorineural hearing loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss is responsible for over 90 percent of the instances in which a hearing aid is used.


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Hearing healthcare: A ruptured eardrum

A ruptured eardrum can result from something as simple as being too aggressive with a Q-tip when trying to clean ear wax.


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Hearing loss is common, across the spectrum

One out of nine Americans deals with some form of hearing loss. That’s 34 million of us, from all walks of life, and all age groups.


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Shades of hearing loss: The key is clarity

What we call hearing loss isn’t always an overall loss of volume. Some sounds can remain as audible as they always were for those experiencing hearing loss.


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Hearing loss and dementia: Are the two related?

Scientists have found that hearing loss dramatically raises your chances of contracting Alzheimer’s and dementia.


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Numbers on hearing loss, hearing aids that may surprise you

Need to make the case to a friend or family member on the fence about getting a hearing test?


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Fitting your hearing aid: Getting it right for you

Your hearing aid needs to fit like, well, a glove. And your hearing care professional can make that happen.


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Dealing with hearing loss: You are not alone

One issue that may hold you back from dealing with hearing loss: what happens when I get a hearing aid?


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Are behind the ear hearing aids right for you?

Good news: people with hearing problems have more hearing aid choices accessible to them than any other generation before.


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May is Better Hearing Month: What causes hearing loss?

Excessive noise exposure is the number one reason for hearing loss. Many work settings and recreational activities can be damaging to your inner ear.


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A professional can best assess your hearing needs

You’ve noticed issues with your hearing, and family members and friends seem to confirm it.


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How we hear: And how hearing loss can impact us

How do we hear? Close your eyes and concentrate. Listen to the sounds around you. A fan, birds chirping, cars passing down the street.


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Hearing aid: Allow yourself time to adjust to new sounds

Your new hearing aid will work so well that you may think at first that it’s working too well.


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Hearing loss: No, it’s not just you

You’re experiencing hearing loss, and you assume it’s just you. But it’s not just you. More than 34 million Americans have hearing loss.


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Do you need a hearing aid? Four questions

You’re thinking about checking out what a hearing aid can do to maybe improve your hearing and your quality of life.


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Hearing Healthcare Blog: Choosing your hearing aid

You’ve decided that you need a hearing aid for quality of life. The next big step: choosing your hearing aid.


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Hearing loss doesn’t have to be your new reality

Hearing loss isn’t a sign of “old age.” Reality is, the majority of people with hearing loss are actually below retirement age.


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Two hearing aids: Your best choice for better hearing

You hear with your brain, and your ears are instruments that get information about sound to your brain to process.


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A visit with a hearing care professional can change your life

It’s easy to schedule a visit with a hearing care professional at Hearing Healthcare of Virginia, and it may change your life.


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Hearing Healthcare Tip: Look good with your new hearing aid

Among the things you’re thinking about in considering your first hearing aid: how does it look?


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Hearing Healthcare Tip: Bring a friend, family member to your hearing test

You may be thinking that you might be experiencing issues with hearing loss. But those who know best are your friends and family.


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Hearing Healthcare Blog: Help your loved ones with hearing loss

February is the month of love. Do you have a loved one who has issues with hearing loss?


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Hearing aids reduce the risk of mental decline

A new study shows that hearing aids reduce the accelerated mental decline associated with hearing loss. In fact, hearing aid users are no more at risk that people without hearing loss.


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Hearing Healthcare Tip: Full access to high frequency sounds

Have trouble hearing certain sounds? Sounds such as “s” and “th” can be particularly difficult for people with hearing loss.


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Hearing Healthcare Tip: Sound tailored to your needs

You know your hearing aid better than anyone – particularly the way it sounds.


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Hearing Healthcare Tip: Your telephone like never before

If you are hard of hearing, your telephone, vital for keeping in touch with loved ones, can be a major challenge.


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Hearing Healthcare Tip: Cut out the annoying hearing aid feedback

Tired of hearing whistling sounds when you’re talking on the phone or talking with friends?