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A common complaint among people who experience hearing loss is, “I can hear, but I can’t understand.”  For this reason, you’ll see people turn up the volume on their devices, from their TVs to car stereos, with the hope that amplified sound will make it easier to hear. According to surveys conducted by the Better Hearing Institute, it takes an

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In the U.S., over 48 million people suffer from hearing loss , and very few people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wear them. Among adults aged 70 and older with hearing loss, fewer than one in three has ever used a hearing device, and even fewer adults aged 20 to 69 have tried using them. Although noise-related hearing

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Although it’s easy to take for granted, our sense of hearing is precious. Having healthy hearing impacts how we understand the world and communicate with others and losing your hearing can have serious consequences to your health and quality of life. With an increased understanding of noise safety, some parts of life, like loud workplaces, have started providing better protection

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New Features on the Florida Driver’s License If you’re a driver in the state of Florida, heads up! When your current driver’s license expires, you will be issued a new license with a brand-new design. For all non-drivers, the same goes for ID cards. In an effort to crack down on the production of fake driver’s licenses, the Florida Department

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Once hearing aids have become seamlessly incorporated into your life, they may not be the first thing on your mind. That’s their purpose, of course: to amplify sounds and provide you with accessibility to the world around you.  As with other electronic devices, hearing aids may malfunction from time to time. We advise you to not take apart your hearing

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Did you know that hearing loss occurs in the brain?  When a sound wave enters our ears, it travels through the middle ear where it is amplified and to the inner ear where it is transformed into an electric signal. This signal then travels through well-worn neural pathways to the auditory center in our brains, where it is processed and

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If you have hearing loss, you know it can be exhausting. Even with hearing aids, you may get tired after a long day at work or an evening out with your friends, and you may experience listening fatigue. You find yourself crashing at the end of a day at the office, and even though you can hear clearly during meetings,

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Hearing loss is hard to pin down. For some people, it occurs naturally as we get older (presbycusis), while for others, it may seemingly appear one day out of the blue. Seemingly is the operative word here, because hearing loss is often the result of a gradual accumulation of exposure to loud sounds or unhealthy habits. Learn more about habits

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Tips for Traveling with Your Hearing Aid Oh, the getting ready to travel checklist! It seems endless sometimes. However, it is a necessary component of being prepared to exist for a time outside of your familiar environment. And preparation goes a long way in ensuring that you’re ready for any unexpected condition to arise. While you can pick up that

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Understanding Different Types of Hearing Loss Hearing loss can be serious business, whether it’s temporary or permanent, it’s difficult to lose a sense upon which we rely so heavily. There is no universal cause or experience of hearing loss, though the most common route is through the natural aging process. If you feel that you are experiencing a degree of

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