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You’ve finally made the decision to purchase your first set of hearing aids. Congratulations! You’re starting to hear your friends and family again, asking people to repeat themselves less and less, and you’re starting to feel happier and more social. Everything is great until suddenly your new-found hearing is reduced: you’ve got a clogged hearing aid. Keeping your hearing aids clean and sanitary will provide you with years of reliable hearing and protect your investment. How you clean them depends on what type of hearing aid they are, so we’ve listed quick walkthroughs for each of the main types.  First,...

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Improving the ability to hear is a miracle that modern technology has allowed us to achieve. So, why should you get a hearing aid? What could such a cost offer to make it worth the outlay? There are many ways hearing aids can improve the lives of those with a hearing loss. Here are our top 6: 1. Hear the TV & music again – stop turning up the volume One of the most common ways hearing loss affects people is in their consumption of media. Turning up the television, and having it at an unbearable volume for people of normal hearing,...

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We all know communication is key to maintaining strong, healthy relationships. Push and pull, give and take. Relationships require balance, compromise, and understanding of each others’ needs and desires... but what happens when a hearing loss is part of the mix? The breakdown in communication that it causes can damage, or even end, relationships.  How does it affect relationships? Quite often, hearing loss-related communication problems will be blamed on one’s ability (or lack thereof) to listen. When a person has a hearing problem, their closest circle of loved ones also has a hearing problem, as this puts a strain on...

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Your sense of hearing is one of your most valuable assets; it provides information the brain uses in many different ways to do things like keep you balanced, build a picture of the world around you, and of course, communicate with others. It’s this communication that our relationships with friends and family are built on. So what happens to you when this powerful sense starts to deteriorate? What options are there to alleviate hearing loss at different degrees? Read on to learn about the different degrees of hearing loss and everything you need to know about them.   1. Normal Technically not...

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Some things in life are worth too much to lose, like the ability to hear your grandchild’s first laugh, talk with your family over Christmas dinner, or hear the sound of your daughter singing at her music recital.Fear not - these are moments you do not have to miss out on. Whilst your level of hearing cannot be restored, you can protect and maintain the level you currently have. These are 5 proven, helpful ways you can start protecting your hearing today.  1. Use the 60/60 Rule Music listening is one of the leading causes of hearing loss, with trends...

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