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Just as dentists take care of teeth and optometrists deal with eyes, audiologists manage hearing issues. More often than not, people commonly see audiologists when they need hearing aids. However, there is much more to the profession. Here are five frequently asked questions about audiologists. 1. What is an audiologist? Audiologists are professionals with a medical degree, clinical training and

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Learning that you need hearing aids is a bit of an emotional roller coaster. There’s the stress of a major purchase along with the optimism of improving your hearing. With a little research and help from your audiologist, you will find the style and options that are best for you. Here are four questions to ask about hearing aids. 1.

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So, you have finished your hearing tests, you have met with your audiologists, your hearing aids have been ordered and now the big day has arrived: your hearing aid fitting . You will probably remember your first hearing aid fitting appointment for the rest of your life. This is because your new hearing aids will most likely dramatically improve the

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When it comes to your ear, nose and throat health , do you know which professional to see? While a number of different professionals are available to treat hearing loss and conditions associated with the auditory system, only an ENT is able to diagnose and treat problems within the ear, nose and throat spectrum. Curious if an ENT is the

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Getting ready for your first audiology appointment ?  If you’re one of the 45 million people with hearing loss, chances are good you’re going to need an audiologist. An audiologist is a hearing healthcare professional who can diagnose and treat hearing loss. Because they are specialists, they’re not often seen by the majority of the population. However, they are incredibly

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Although all hearing aids can improve hearing, people have different levels of hearing loss. This means that one type of hearing aid may be perfect for one person, but may be too small or not have the right features for another individual. Hearing aids have different levels of amplification strength, and different styles to accommodate different hearing loss levels and

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Adenoids are small bits of lymph tissue at the back of the soft palette. Everyone is born with adenoids. For most people adenoids never cause a problem. They sit silently in the body, doing their job of supporting the immune system in the upper airways. However, adenoids can cause problems if they become enlarged. Causes of enlarged adenoids Adenoids can

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Everyone is an individual. Your tastes and preferences might not be the same as your neighbors. What suits you, might not suit them, and vice versa. When looking for an audiologist (as with any healthcare professional), it’s important to listen to your instincts. You are about to enter into a working relationship that should last years. When you find an

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You’ve made the step: after months — maybe years — of living with undiagnosed hearing loss, you finally went to an audiologist and learned what you (and likely your loved ones) knew all along. Don’t worry: hearing loss is very common in the United States. In fact, more than 48 million Americans have hearing loss; it’s the third most health issue

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Allergies affect millions of people, especially in the spring and fall. Itchy eyes, scratchy throat, stuffy nose, all the common symptoms – right? What about allergies and your ears? Allergies can affect your ears, hearing, and even balance. How do allergies impact your ears? Your ears are made up of three parts: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the

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Tonsils are your throat’s first line of defense against infection. Tonsils sit at the back of the throat; one tonsil per side. Their job is to fight infection. When they are doing their job they become red, swollen and sore. Tonsils are frequently at work fighting strep infections in children. If a child or adult has multiple strep infections over

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Millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies . We’re familiar with the sneezing, itchy and watery eyes and stuffy nose. But do you know how allergies affect your hearing? Some of the same sensations that impact your eyes and nose can also affect your ears. Causes of allergies Allergies are caused by an immune response to a foreign substance, such

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Booking your hearing test is an important step in taking care of your hearing health. Once you book your appointment with the audiologist, you may start wondering what to expect. You start to question what is going to happen during the appointment. You may begin to worry and fret; thinking maybe you should cancel the appointment and get rid of

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Are you ready to “roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer?” Picnics, trips to the beach, boating, swimming, golfing – there’s lots of fun to be had during the warmer months. But there are some activities that could pose some problems for your hearing aids. Here are some dos and don’t’s for summer hearing aid care . Do

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It can be confusing to know when you should seek the help of an audiologist . While most people who visit an audiologist are looking for hearing loss treatment, there are a number of other conditions these professionals are qualified to treat. In addition to hearing loss, audiologists help individuals with earwax impactions, tinnitus and balance disorders; and are qualified

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