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Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids As Floridians, we know first hand how devastating hurricanes or other natural disasters can be, even when properly prepared and planned for. We were only recently slammed by hurricane Irma , an extremely destructive storm that cost Florida more lives than any other Florida hurricane in recorded history, at a record-breaking 72. On the

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Batteries have long been the trusted power supply for hearing aids , but as hearing aids become more advanced, batteries must be replaced more often. In the past, hearing aid batteries were changed once or twice a month. However, with newer digital, wireless models that enable streaming, you may find yourself replacing batteries anywhere between biweekly to every few days.

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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 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 Department of Highway

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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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