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Tinnitus can be a frustrating and difficult condition to deal with. It’s often described as a high-pitched whine, buzz or screech that we can hear constantly or intermittently. It’s known as a subjective sound because it can only be heard by us, and this is because it’s being caused by damaged nerves in our hearing. The two conditions are linked

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Hearing aids are essential to the daily lives of all who use them but they can suffer from maintenance issues if you don’t practice cleaning and taking care of them. Your hearing specialist will likely have recommended a few good practices that will help you keep your hearing aids cleaned, but you may eventually forget them or neglect taking care

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Like many of our senses, hearing is something that can slowly deteriorate over time and it’s often difficult to identify if our hearing has actually degraded or not. This makes it hard to tell if we’re in need of hearing aids and it’s important to understand the signs of hearing loss so that you can take the appropriate measures. Most

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Hearing aids are incredibly delicate, complex pieces of technology. And just like every other piece of sensitive tech that you have in your home, they can be susceptible to technical difficulties. Whether you get your aids wet, drop them on the floor or don’t clean them properly, it can all result in a potential problem, where they start making funny

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If you need to choose new hearing aids , you might be unsure about which factors and features you need to consider. Fortunately, you can speak to your hearing specialist about your options and they can help you to make the right choice. When you're considering your options, you can ask them questions and they will explain what you should

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After having your hearing test and learning that hearing aids could help you, the next step is to choose your hearing aids and have a hearing aid fitting . If you've never done this before, it can be a bit daunting. But the process is nothing to worry about and you can soon have your new hearing aids helping to

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Having some hearing aids can be a real benefit to your life. They’re highly recommended by all hearing care professionals if you have hearing problems. With a hearing aid, you will be able to hear everything clearly once more. As such, it’s vital that you keep them in good working order at all times. So, what happens if your device

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In-the-ear hearing aids are ideal for individuals with mild-to-severe hearing loss and can be equipped with a number of different features. These devices offer discreteness, but aren’t as small as most canal options, making them suitable for even individuals with dexterity issues. When determining if an ITE device is right for you, consider if any of these factors fit your

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When you buy hearing aids , you need to make a careful choice. Not only are potentially spending a lot of money, but your hearing aids will make a big difference to your lifestyle. If you choose the wrong ones, your life might not improve in the ways that you're hoping it will. There are several factors to think about

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