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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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Hearing aid fittings are perhaps the most exciting part of the hearing aid process because you get to leave with your new hearing aids! Expect to spend about an hour or so at your audiologist’s office. Hearing aid fittings are the second appointment after your hearing exams. A follow-up appointment comes after you’ve had your hearing aids for a few

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When a hearing healthcare professional fits you with a new hearing aid , it will greatly improve your hearing – but it will also take some time to adjust. To help you through this phase of your new listening lifestyle, here are some answers to why it’s necessary, how long it will take, and what you can expect along the

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Tinnitus can be a very difficult condition to let go untreated. This is because it causes a range of hearing disturbances for sufferers. Noises such as buzzing, hissing, ringing and whistling can all be heard frequently by those with tinnitus. These noises may be present all the time, or they may come and go, depending on the individual case. Luckily,

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When you first realize that your hearing loss is affecting relationships your once valued, independence and even safety, there are a lot of concerns and questions you may have.  Going for a first-time visit to an audiologist can leave you anxious and worried. You are not sure of what to expect, ask or even do. Before visiting an audiologist, you

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The sense of hearing, like any other sense, is crucial to your quality of life. We only tend to realize the importance of a sense like hearing when we start losing it. If you want to know the real value of eyesight, ask someone who is rapidly losing their ability to see. Similarly, the sense of hearing is also often

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Finding an audiologist can be a bit overwhelming. But finding the right one for you and your needs can feel difficult with so many options. Finding the right audiologist for you and your hearing needs can be very rewarding in the end. Here are four things to consider for when trying to find the right audiologist for you and your

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The hearing aids of today are technology-packed. They have computer processors, amplifiers, microphones and speakers. The good news is electronic equipment is less prone to failure than mechanical equipment. The even better news is that the most common hearing aid issues are minor and can be fixed at home. If the at-home fix doesn’t work, then it’s time to take

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It’s easy to feel intimidated or overwhelmed when you visit an audiologist for the first time. But what you need to know is that the audiologist wants to help and loves answering questions! So rather than feeling tongue-tied at the appointment, jot down a list of any questions or concerns you have about the appointment. Not sure where to start?

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Are you ready for a spring break? Whether winter blues have you down and it’s time to head to the beach or you want to take one last ski trip, spring break is here. Travel at the end of winter and beginning of spring is all about doing something different. Make sure your hearing aids are ready for spring break

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