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Understanding speech in noise is difficult, even for someone with normal hearing. Many people with hearing loss struggle in background noise situations because there are sounds of speech simply not loud enough for them to hear. This can make it seem as though “people are mumbling” when in fact it just sounds like mumbling because there are pieces of the

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Our ears are one of the most important parts of our body, even if they’re not the most aesthetically attractive. We all tend to take our hearing for granted, only noticing how much we rely on it when we lose it. If you’ve ever had a head cold, then you’ll know how disorientating and irritating a sudden loss of hearing

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If you have never taken a hearing test before, then you may have some questions about them. Don’t worry – you’re not alone! Many people are curious about these exams before they go and experience them. Here are some of the five most common questions about hearing tests. 1. Are they painful? No, hearing tests are not painful. Hearing tests

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Despite the fact that ear cleaning is unnecessary for most people, many people still attempt to do it anyway. Every day, people around the world use dangerous strategies to try to remove wax from their ears. The ability of many of these strategies to actually get wax out is dubious at best. Oftentimes these strategies are also dangerous. 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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You may be surprised to learn that you can clean your ears too well. Our ears have natural oils in them that keep the ear canal lubricated and if cleaned too often, that lubrication is stripped, leading to itchy ears and possibly an infection. Ear cleaning is a rather simple task. Earwax is good Most people think earwax is something

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When choosing a primary care physician or a physical therapist, you are likely to take great care in selecting a well-reputed and qualified practitioner. The same should go when you are choosing an audiologist . Although your primary care physician can help you with minor ear-related issues or infections, a specialist may be required for more complex matters. There are

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Cleaning your ears may seem simple enough, but there is a lot that goes into safe ear cleaning. Most ears do not require much effort at all to keep them clean – if any. However, for individuals who produce an overabundance of earwax, experience pain, tinnitus or a loss of hearing, they may need to seek the supervision of an

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The time that you spend in your audiology appointment can be crucial for improving your hearing. Due to this fact, it is a good idea to know some important information about audiology appointments before you go in for yours. This can help you to be prepared and ready for your appointment. Here are some key things to know about audiology

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