Hearing Tips

What’s the best way to keep your ears clean?

Audiologists and other medical professionals refer to earwax as Cerumen. It is a mixture of bodily excretions including sebum, which is a light yellow, oily substance secreted by glands.  It help keep the skin and hair moisturised, and protects from sweat, dead cells and other particles, such as dust, which may have made their way […]

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Tell me about assistive listening devices. What are they?

Most people are aware that hearing aids help with hearing loss, however there are other options that can be used in place of, or in conjunction with hearing aids to help you hear specific hearing environments. These are known as Assistive Listening devices. Some examples of Assistive Listening Devices are: Most people are aware that […]

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Tips for wearing a face mask with hearing aids.

The world is becoming more aware of the communication challenges brought about by the mandatory use of face masks, but we are also starting to see an impact of mask wearing that we would like to help minimise hearing aids falling off as a result of removing masks. Not to mention, if you wear glasses […]

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Maintaining well-being during isolation

Tips on maintaining your well-being Exercising, meditation, fun, learning something new…. To make this easy for you, we have complied a list below: Staying connected with friends and family This is first on the list for a reason. The World Health Organization’s biggest recommendation for people in isolation is to stay connected to others to […]

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Simple hearing aid troubleshooting tips

Like any high-tech device, hearing aids may occasionally become fussy. Not to worry – most issues can be solved easily and at home. Below are some of the most common calls we get at our Support line, and the simple troubleshooting tips you can do to fix them from the safety of your home.  If you […]

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Summer Holiday tips…

Protect your hearing aids from moisture At this time of the year it is quite warm and days can be hot, humid and sticky. Moisture can damage the electronics in your hearing aids. Wipe them with a dry cloth throughout the day if you feel very hot and are perspiring. Remove your hearing aids before […]

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Are you new to wearing hearing aids?

New hearing aids can take some time to get used to. Its clinical term is referred to as ‘acclimatisation’. Some people acclimatise faster than others, it all depends on a number of factors. The most important one being that hearing aids need to spend more time on your ears than in their case! How many […]

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Navigating Insurance Coverage for Hearing Health Care

Many people hear that insurance companies don’t pay for hearing devices, so they don’t even look into their insurance benefits. They also don’t want to pay for the devices themselves, so they just continue watching TV on high volume and asking others to repeat themselves. Will insurance or Medicare pay for hearing aids? The answer […]

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How to Talk with a Person Who Has Hearing Loss

Is there a person with hearing loss in your family? If so, then you know all about what to do —and what not to do— for effective communication, right? Are you a person with hearing loss in a family where everyone else is hearing? If so, you know how difficult it is for your family […]

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How Healthy Hearing Improves Overall Health

  The links among various aspects of our health are not always obvious. Consider high blood pressure as an example. You typically cannot perceive elevated blood pressure, and you wouldn’t feel any different than if it was normal. Internally, however, higher blood pressure can progressively injure and narrow your arteries. The consequences of damaged arteries […]

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What You Should Know About Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Your chances of developing hearing loss at some time in your life are regretfully quite high, even more so as you age. In the US, 48 million individuals report some degree of hearing loss, including almost two-thirds of adults age 70 and older. That’s why it’s vital to understand hearing loss, so that you can […]

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Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Terms Explained

Are you looking into investing in hearing aids? If the answer is yes, it can seem overwhelming at first. There are several options out there, and the obscure terminology doesn’t help. That’s why we’re going to make clear the most common and significant terms, so when you talk with your hearing professional you’ll be well […]

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How Exercise Can Help Your Hearing

  You could write an entire book on the benefits of exercise. Physical exercise helps us to control our weight, decrease our risk of heart disease, improve our mood, boost our energy, and promote better sleep, just to identify a few examples. But what about our hearing? Can exercise additionally prevent age-related hearing loss? According […]

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How to Alleviate Your Tinnitus

Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is regrettably very difficult to diagnose and treat. While scientists are hard at work to identify a cure, a great deal about the causes and characteristics of tinnitus remain unknown. If you have tinnitus, it’s critical to first seek professional assistance. First, tinnitus is occasionally an indicator of an underlying […]

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The Top 10 Reasons to Get a Hearing Test in 2019

If you’re similar to most, you’ve probably been putting off your hearing test. You may even have had others propose that you get one but you keep coming up with excuses not to go. If so, we’re going to try to convince you to start the new year by finally getting that hearing test. As […]

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What You Need to Know About Wireless Hearing Aids

Hearing aids have come a long way over the past 10-15 years. As each year goes by, hearing aids become smaller, more discreet, and more reliable at enhancing sound. They also come well equipped with a number of innovative features, including the ability to connect to other devices wirelessly, which is what we’ll be reviewing […]

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How to Make Hearing Aid Batteries Last Longer

Boosting the life of your hearing aid batteries can save you both time and money. If you can get a few extra days out of each battery, that’s a decent amount saved over the course of 12 months. Luckily, there are actually a number of things you can do to enhance your hearing aid battery […]

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Healthy Hearing Resolutions for 2019

It’s the New Year, which for many of us means pledging to eat better, exercise more, and save more money. But we might want to add to this list the resolution to preserve our hearing. In 2016, we saw an abundance of reports about the growing epidemic of hearing loss. The World Health Organization has […]

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