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The Thick and Thin of Earwax

The old saying is true – you should never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear. That means you, Q-tip users. They are doing you more harm than good. A small amount of wax in your ears is healthy. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and your canals are basically self-cleaning. Old wax … Continue reading The Thick and Thin of Earwax

Television Solutions

The television presents some unique challenges for people with hearing loss. Sitcoms and movies are more difficult than the news or game shows, because of the fast-paced speech and background noise. These issues are worsened by the fact that both speech and noise are coming from the same speakers, meaning the noise and speech are … Continue reading Television Solutions

Your Health, Your Ears

We often hear about common health issues and how each one relates to another (think heart disease, diabetes, obesity). What we don’t often hear is how these health problems relate to your hearing. Here are some little known facts about how your overall health and your hearing affect each other. Diet: Research out of the … Continue reading Your Health, Your Ears

Troubleshooting Hearing Aids

Have you ever put your hearing aids on in the morning, only to find that they aren’t working properly? Do your hearing aids suddenly start whistling, sound too soft, or stop working entirely? If so, don’t panic, here are a few troubleshooting tips you can try at home. “My hearing aid is whistling and squealing” … Continue reading Troubleshooting Hearing Aids

Communication Strategies 101

Even with the best hearing aids on the market, there will be times when the listening environment makes it difficult to follow a conversation. Here are some strategies you can try to help maximize your communication skills, and minimize your frustrations: Avoid bluffing:Pretending to follow a conversation prevents you from enjoying social interactions. Be honest … Continue reading Communication Strategies 101