NOT ALL EYES AND EARS

It is a mistake for new users of hearing instruments to think that they will immediately restore their hearing to a natural level much in the way that prescription eyeglass lenses correct a refractive error.  While glasses correct vision instantly...

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HEARING YOUR OWN PULSE

To understand “pulsatile tinnitus”, it is helpful to know the difference between the two main types of hearing loss: “conductive” and “sensorineural”.  Conductive loss is due to problems involving the ear canal, ear drum or middle ear; sensorineural loss involves...

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REPEATING PROBLEM

If you find yourself constantly asking people to repeat what they have said to you, it is a good indication that you have a hearing problem that should be diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, all too many people who could benefit...

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AVOIDING WAXY BUILDUPS

It is especially important for hearing instrument users to avoid earwax buildup.  Accumulations of the fatty substance produced by the sweat glands inside the ear not only damage the hearing instrument, but they also can reduce its effectiveness by blocking...

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