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Veterans and Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

Do you have friends or family members who have served our country? Rates of hearing loss among veterans are far higher than among the general public. In the line of duty, military personnel often face extremely loud noises, and when they’re not wearing proper hearing protection, these noises can cause permanent and severe hearing loss that will haunt them for …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Tips and Tricks by Aaron Gingrich

Looking forward to an upcoming vacation? With or without hearing aids, traveling can be stressful. Keep in mind the following tips for traveling with hearing loss for your much-needed escape from the daily grind and get the most out of your journey! Your destination Location is everything, whether you are in a busy city or a beach town. Check if …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

[Driving is a necessity for most Americans, and we think nothing of getting in that car in the morning. But it is more dangerous than you think. Fatalities from accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in the US, of which car accidents make up the vast majority. It is therefore important to take safety seriously.  For someone with …

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Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

For people new to hearing aids, their first time wearing them may come as a pleasant surprise! Many people wait several years before getting hearing aids, even after beginning to notice the signs of hearing loss, and as a result, the experience of restored hearing will take some getting used to. Below is some good advice for first-time users of …

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A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

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!

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

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

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

[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

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

If 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

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

\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

In Hearing Loss by Aaron Gingrich

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. …