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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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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

Categories: Hearing Testing & Screening