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5 Everyday Foods That Could Worsen Your Tinnitus Symptoms
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Some people avoid cake and candy. Many forgo their morning coffee, or switch to decaf. For others, it’s a wistful glance at a bag of potato chips as they walk on by. Whatever your particular “trigger” food is, you’re one of millions who have noticed a definite link between the foods you eat and the loudness of the ringing in your ears. Is There a Link… Read More

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Choosing the Best Features for Your New Hearing Aids
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When you visit True Sound Hearing Center, you will see that hearing aids offer wearers all kinds of fancy features and impressive technology. From water-resistant casings to Bluetooth capability, there is a hearing aid to suit every lifestyle and our hearing care professionals will work with you to find the best fit. Features Available on Hearing Aids Not every wearer needs every available feature, but… Read More

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Questions to Ask Before Buying a Hearing Aid
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It can be difficult for people to admit they suffer from hearing loss, so taking the step to see a hearing care provider to purchase hearing aids is a big deal to many people. You can make the most of this appointment and ensure that you will be happy with your purchase if you are prepared to ask some important questions before choosing your hearing… Read More

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Protecting Hearing Aids From Summer Threats
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When we finally get a hot, sunny day in the Bay Area, we tend to flock to the pools or beaches for some summer fun. While most of us are diligent about protecting our skin from sunburn, many hearing aid wearers are not aware of the hazards we expose our sensitive devices to when we enjoy the outdoors in the summer. Read these tips to… Read More

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Smartphone Apps Designed for Those With Hearing Loss
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You probably already use dozens of apps on your smartphone every day. Whether you use one to find your way to a new place, call up a rideshare service, or book plane tickets, you rely on your smartphone to get through your day. Now, you may find you want to add an app to help with your hearing loss. Take a look at the three… Read More

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What Are The Early Warning Signs of Hearing Loss?
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Generally losing one’s hearing is a very gradual process that slowly accumulates over years; because of this the early signs of hearing loss are often overlooked or brushed aside. Occasionally hearing loss can come on suddenly. If you experience a sudden hearing loss it is recommended to seek medical advice as soon as possible. Quick action can, in some cases, partially or completely reverse the… Read More

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What Are The Causes of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can generally be categorized into three types – Conductive, Sensorineural and Mixed. A) Conductive: This type of loss is caused when something is preventing or reducing the transmission of sound from the outside world into the inner ear. That is, some type of blockage is occurring in the outer or middle ears. Some of the causes of conductive hearing loss include: i. A severe… Read More

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What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is not a disease but the term given to the symptom of hearing of noises such as buzzing, cicadas, ringing, whistling, pulsing or hissing which seem to originate in the head or ears. Tinnitus is extremely common with around 10% of the population having this problem, with around 1% being severely bothered by it. Most people will experience short term or temporary tinnitus at… Read More

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How long will my hearing aids last?
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You’ve had the same refrigerator since 1987, so you were surprised when your hearing aid specialist told you your new hearing aids will probably only last for three to five years. Why do so many major purchases—kitchen appliances, electronics, even cars—easily function for 10 to 15 years, but this tiny hearing device only lasts five? We get this question all the time, and, believe it… Read More

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Will my health insurance cover the cost of my hearing aids?
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You may be surprised to learn that most health insurance policies do not cover the cost of hearing evaluations and hearing aids, especially considering the many related health benefits of correcting your hearing. Only 19 states mandate insurance coverage for children—Florida is not one of them—and only New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Arkansas mandate coverage for children and adults. Wisconsin also mandates coverage for cochlear… Read More

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