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What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss?

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Just as our eyes work together to give us depth perception and a wider field of vision, our ears work together to provide us with a better sense of sound direction and volume. Without one eye, we may struggle to see things clearly or determine their distance from us. Similarly, with one ear, we may be able to hear things …

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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

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Did you know that one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to “stay fit and healthy”? While that resolution usually suggests physical fitness and going to the gym, we hope you consider another aspect of your health: your hearing health.  In the United States, about 20% of people experience hearing loss. For those over 65 years old, one …

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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

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Congratulations on your decision to get fitted for hearing aids! It’s a big step towards improving your quality of life and reconnecting with the people and sounds you love. Gone are the days when hearing aids were bulky and outdated. Today’s hearing aids are sleek, sophisticated, and designed to be almost unnoticeable. They are also much more effective at improving …

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All About Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

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In recent years, there have been significant advancements in hearing aid technology, which has made them more effective and easier to use. Some of the most notable improvements include digital technology, which allows for more precise sound processing, and the development of smaller, more discreet designs. Additionally, many modern hearing aids are now equipped with noise-canceling and Bluetooth connectivity, which …

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Why You Shouldn’t Avoid a Hearing Test!

In Ear Health, Hearing Test by Hearing Technology Associates

Most people avoid going to the doctor for a hearing test because they’re afraid of what the results might say. However, avoiding a hearing test could actually make the problem much worse. Hearing loss is a progressive condition, which means that it becomes more significant over time. Additionally, there is no cure for hearing loss, and any deterioration in your …

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Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

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When diagnosed with hearing loss, your audiogram can explain how your hearing issues are configured. Not only can it show your hearing specialist what specific frequencies of sound you find challenging, but it will also indicate whether your hearing loss exists in one ear (unilateral hearing loss) or both ears (bilateral hearing loss).  If your hearing loss is bilateral, your …

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A Possible Link Between Exercise and Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

In Ear Health, Hearing Loss by Hearing Technology Associates

Exercise is good for you; this is common knowledge. Regular exercise helps lower the chance of hearing loss, and there are many more health advantages to being physically active. Your cardiovascular health, muscular strength, balance, and stability improve with practice. The same goes for your ears and exercise. What Exercise Can Do for Your Ears Your ears will benefit significantly …

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Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

In Hearing Loss by Hearing Technology Associates

Our ears are constantly inundated with sounds from the environment, whether at work or at play. It is remarkable how well they continue functioning with such a constant stream of information to take in, process, and understand.  The wonder of the ears in recognizing speech sounds The sensitive tissues and cells of the inner ear can sense the subtlest differences …

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Ignore These Myths about Hearing Loss!

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One in five Americans has trouble hearing, so if you don’t have trouble hearing yourself, you probably know someone who does.  But there are a lot of false beliefs about hearing loss that make it harder for people with hearing loss to get the help they need.  It’s time to learn the truth about hearing loss and set the record …

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Tinnitus Affects 1 in 10 Adults in the US

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Nearly 50 million Americans have had tinnitus, a neurological and sound disorder that makes them hear sounds when there are none. It is one of the most common health problems in the United States. According to the American Tinnitus Association, nearly 20 million Americans have chronic tinnitus, and two million cases are so bad that they make it hard for …