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When is choosing an audiologist like visiting the grocery store? Have you stood in a grocery store and felt overwhelmed by the choice? All you want is a tasty BBQ sauce and the selection is vast and confusing. You either end up walking away with nothing or settle for the same old brand just because you recognize it. When it

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Ear cleaning is something that many people do regularly, without seeing a professional. When done correctly, this can be very helpful. However, ear cleaning cannot always be done properly by yourself at home. In fact, there are a number of situations in which you should see a professional to get your ears cleaned. In these circumstances, something may be wrong,

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Some disabilities are obvious and others are not. If you use a cane or a wheelchair, people know at a glance you have mobility issues. Other disabilities are not so obvious. This is especially true for people with hearing loss . Many people try to hide their hearing loss by wearing hearing aids and other assistive hearing devices that are

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Got earwax ? Of course you do — everyone has earwax. Earwax, also called cerumen, is a naturally occurring substance that helps keep the ear canal clean. While earwax is a completely normal substance produced by the body, excess earwax can actually cause problems like hearing loss, earaches, ear infections and more. Benefits of earwax Earwax is actually a very

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When you think about the work of an audiologist , the first thing that comes to mind is diagnosing hearing problems and fitting hearing aids. Those are key jobs that audiologists perform every day, but an audiologist does so much more. Improved communication Audiologists help people by improving their communication skills. Effective communication can be difficult, even with perfect hearing.

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A lot of things happen at hearing aid fittings . For example, you will try on your hearing aids, they will be programmed for your needs and you will receive instructions on how to use them. However, even though so many things happen at these appointments, they only last for roughly an hour. For this reason, it is a good

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The human body is a miracle. It creates secretions in the nose to protect the lungs, white blood cells to fight infections and earwax to protect the inner ear and sense of hearing. That’s right, the earwax you find annoying has a very important role to play in protecting your hearing. Earwax is produced as a way of keeping the

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Do you clean your ears with cotton swabs? If so, you might want to reconsider this method. Cotton swabs pose two dangers to your ears: the risk of rupturing your eardrum and the risk of pushing earwax, dirt and debris even further into your ear canal. If not cotton swabs, what should you use to clean your ears? Here are

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If you’re a healthy hearing individual, ear cleaning may not even be a part of your regular self-care routine. Earwax does an excellent job of self-cleaning the inner ears and protecting them from dirt, bacteria, and infection. On the other hand, if you wear hearing aids, your ear cleaning routine will need to change due to the way hearing aids

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When you see your audiologist for a hearing test, it’s likely there will be more than one type of assessment. The tests performed by your audiologist provide a “big picture” to determine if you have any hearing loss and how best to treat it. Often the same or very similar tests are performed on children and adults. Infants receive special

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