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  Top 4 Reasons Your Hearing Aids Whistle!   “Give a little whistle!” If you’ve ever watched Disney’s Pinnochio, you are likely familiar with the song that Jiminy Cricket sings, titled, “Give a Little Whistle.” In the movie, this whistle is a cry for help. If you wear hearing aids, chances are you have heard them whistle at some point

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Features of Assistive Listening Devices  May signifies an exciting time of the year for audiologists around the world. Flowers are blooming, the air is growing warmer, and Better Speech & Hearing Month has just begun.  I thought long and hard about what topic I would cover during this important month. Many people know that hearing aids improve communication and promote

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Hearing Aids of the Future  Researchers are constantly improving hearing aid performance and appeal. One of their goals is to reduce background noise to make focused listening easier. To accomplish this task, researchers have undertaken a new study investigating the use of brainwaves in improving speech understanding in noisy environments (Geirnaert et al., 2020). Hearing aids with this technology might

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  What You Don’t Know About Pets and Hearing Aids   We have always been a "dog family."  I can remember back to my very young days, our dogs were mother and daughter (Bo and Trouble).   I don't remember the specifics but you can imagine a dog named Trouble is gonna be a problem!! There have only been a few

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Could your hip implant be causing your hearing loss?   Over the years, metal hip replacements have been found to cause hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance issues. Though issues may not occur shortly after the replacement, after some wear or corrosion of the chrome or cobalt individuals may experience damage in the auditory system.[i] Even though the metal is localized

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Hello, Dr. Liz White here...I am sharing this article because of its importance.  Ask your hearing care provider if they use validation or verification.  Or if they test speech in noise.    Inside the Research | December 2020  Hearing Review By Douglas L. Beck, AuD Brian Taylor, AuD, has been a clinician, educator, and executive in hearing healthcare for over

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  The Benefits of Regular Hearing Aid Use   Every new year is a new chapter in our lives—an opportunity to meet goals and self-improve. One of the ways you can improve this year is by using your hearing aids more regularly. If your hearing aid use is inconsistent, consider the following reasons why you should resolve to wear your

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  This year has sure been a crazy one!  Who would have known one year ago just how much our world would change.  We’ve gone from a culture of handshakes and hugs to one of social distancing, face masks, and gloves.  Many have had to stay away from their loved ones as a precaution or, if they became sick, needed

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  Don’t Fall into Isolation This Holiday Season Tips to staying safely connected.   With the holidays approaching fast, many people may not have the same excitement that typically comes along with the winter months. In years past, large gatherings and traveling to visit family members may have been on the horizon. This year, things may look quieter. However, it

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