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How much will my new behind-the-ear hearing aids cost?
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The cost of your hearing aids will depend a great deal on the level of your hearing loss, the technology and features you want, and the type of hearing aid your hearing aid provider recommends. Generally, there is a hearing aid for every budget, and fear of cost should not prevent you from getting your hearing checked and learning more about your options. Pricing the Three Most… Read More

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How often should I have my hearing tested?
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While hearing tests are regularly given to newborns and throughout childhood, once people reach adulthood, a hearing test is not usually part of an annual physical or check-up. It is a good idea for all adults to have their hearing tested regularly, however, as early diagnosis of hearing loss can lead to more effective treatments. When to Have Your Hearing Tested As with any health… Read More

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How The Ear Works

The ear is made up of four different parts the Outer Ear, the Middle Ear, the Inner Ear and the Central Auditory Pathways. A) The Outer Ear: The outer ear is made up of the part we can see, the Pinna, and includes the ear canal. The outer ear not only helps hold our glasses conveniently in place but primarily serves to gather, funnel, and… Read More

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Preventing Hearing Loss – True Sound

We live and work in a very noisy world and prolonged exposure to many common sounds can lead to permanent hearing loss. An estimated 30% of all Americans over the age of 60 have some degree of hearing loss; many of these people’s hearing problems have been caused or at least exacerbated by exposure to noise in the preceding years. Noise exposure is not just… Read More

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Untreated Hearing Loss

Prevalence: Approximately 30 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss and just 23% own hearing aids. If you are over 65 then you have a 50:50 chance of having a measurable hearing loss; people aged between 45 and 64 have an incidence of hearing loss equal to approximately 15%. Why not Check Your Hearing Online now; this check is designed only as an educational tool…. Read More

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Hearing Aid Accessories and Support by True Sound

Batteries: Does one size fit all? The short answer is – No. Different types and styles of hearing aids require different battery sizes. When you purchase hearing aids your dispenser will show you how to insert the battery correctly and also inform you of the correct size. Battery sizes have a number and a corresponding color tab. Dehumidifiers: Moisture is the enemy of electronics and… Read More

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Don’t Forget Your Hearing Protection
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There are many simple earplugs and headphones available on the market. If you are going into an area where the noise levels are potentially hazardous always use appropriate hearing protection. Ill-fitted hearing protection will offer little or no protection; read and follow the instructions fully. Balls of cotton-wool or tissue paper offer little protection and can get stuck in your ears; use the proper tools… Read More

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Hearing Milestones in Children – True Sound
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Below is a general overview of some common behaviours seen in children with normal hearing. Remember that the exact timings of these milestones vary from child to child; if you have any doubts or concerns about your child’s hearing, seek advice from your medical professional as early as possible. The information contained in this website is not intended as a substitute for professional advice but… Read More

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Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Your Hearing Aids

Before getting your hearing aids, you were starting to withdraw from the world. You had such a hard time following conversations when you were out in public that you found it easier just to stay home. Your loved ones were becoming annoyed with you asking them to repeat themselves and began to spend less time with you. When you finally gave in and got a… Read More

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Common Concerns About Hearing Aids

Many people are well aware that they are struggling to hear as they once did, but they are reluctant to get evaluated because they fear that they will be told they need hearing aids. The thought of hearing aids brings many negative associations to people, but most of them are completely unjustified. Today’s hearing aids are nothing like what many people think of when they… Read More

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