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A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

[Are you considering getting hearing aids? Good for you! You’ll be happy to know that the days of beige behemoths are well and truly numbered. Now we have shapes, sizes and colors to suit all preferences. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting your first set of hearing aids. 1. Think about your lifestyle and how hearing aids can benefit you …

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Celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3 by Checking Your Hearing!

[On the 3rd of March, people around the world celebrate World Hearing Day. Spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), the event aims to highlight how important it is to look after your hearing. There is a different focus every year, and this year the organizers have decided to focus on the early identification of hearing loss. This is shown …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

[Are you considering taking a hearing test but aren’t sure of what is involved? Healthcare professionals recommend you take a test every year if you have experienced changes in your hearing or are over 60 years of age. Hearing tests are quick, painless and non-invasive. Here is an idea of what to expect when taking a hearing test at Absolute …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

TIf you are unsure about treating your hearing loss, you’re in good company. About 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from treating their hearing loss. It is the third most common health condition in the states, behind heart disease and arthritis. Even though these numbers are so high, only 20 percent of those who could benefit from hearing aids are …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

\Does your partner make you repeat yourself more than you’d like? Do they want to watch TV at a volume level louder than normal? If these things are true, you probably suspect that they have hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss is linked to a host of physical and emotional issues for the hard of hearing individual, but it could also …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

IPeople often make excuses when they fail to hear something. The music was too loud, or the other person didn’t talk loudly enough. But could the real reason be hearing loss?  Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US. The two most common forms of hearing loss are presbycusis (age-related hearing loss) and noise-induced hearing loss. …