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Why Do Balance Disorders Accompany Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is one of those conditions that can be profoundly affected by a range of other conditions, and which can in turn affect those. This back-and-forth nature means that hearing loss can come hand-in-hand with a huge number of issues. One of the most common of these is balance troubles. As it happens, balance […]

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Home Safety Tips for People with Hearing Loss

If you’ve been using hearing aids to treat your hearing loss, you already know all the good things they can do for us. Hearing aids let us hear the sounds we’ve been missing and keep us aware of what’s going on around us. Hearing aids are a great way to treat hearing loss because they […]

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Should I Get An Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid?

Do you have hearing loss? If so, you may wonder if you would benefit from an over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid. Unfortunately, this is a question many people face, and there is no easy answer. This blog post will discuss the pros and cons of over-the-counter hearing aids. We will also provide information on choosing the […]

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5 Surprising Causes of Hearing Loss

Most people don’t think about the health of their hearing until something goes wrong; even small amounts of hearing loss can lead to inconvenience and stress. Depending on the severity of your hearing loss, you might be offered a hearing device, but lifestyle changes can be effective.  Effective lifestyle changes can improve your health and […]

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What Are Earmolds, and How Do They Work?

When you visit a hearing instrument specialist (HIS) for a consultation, they might suggest a hearing aid for you to improve your quality of life. These days, hearing aids are available in many different types, and some of them are more discreet than others; however, most of them require earmolds. In this article, we explore […]

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The Problems with Too Much Earwax

It’s healthy to have some earwax in your ears. However, too much earwax can become a problem. On top of causing minor issues, excess earwax can cause blockages deep within the ear, which can lead to discomfort and hearing loss.  This post delves more into the problems with too much earwax and how you can remove […]

Diabetes & Hearing Loss

If you have diabetes, you probably know that complications can include kidney, heart, circulation and eye problems. But did you know it can also affect your hearing and sense of balance? Hearing loss is twice as common in adults with diabetes, versus those without. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Diabetes Canada recently added […]

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How to Properly Maintain Your Hearing Aid at Home

Do you wear a hearing aid? If so, it’s essential to know how to maintain it at home properly. There are a few things you can do daily, weekly and monthly to keep your hearing aid in good condition. This article will discuss the best ways to care for your hearing aid at home. Study […]