Here’s How You Can Play Sports With Hearing Aids

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It’s officially spring, which means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Maybe that means more walks around Topeka or joining an adult softball league through Shawnee County Parks & Recreation. If you enjoy playing sports but also have hearing loss, you may be wondering if it’s OK to wear your hearing
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Tips For Protecting Your Ears While Wearing Hearing Aids

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 7% of adults aged 45 and older used a hearing aid in 2019, and these numbers are only likely to grow. If you’re one of the millions of adults who use hearing aids to treat their hearing loss, you know what a powerful tool
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How Hearing Aids Increase Brain Activity

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If you need another reason to get a hearing test, consider this: treating hearing loss has been shown to benefit your brain. Hearing Loss Can Impact Brain Function Untreated hearing loss can negatively affect your brain, and in some cases, even increase your risk of serious conditions like cognitive decline or dementia. While the exact
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What Are Invisible Hearing Aids?

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Hearing aids are a fantastic tool for people with hearing loss and growing in popularity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2019, more than 7% of adults aged 45 and over used a hearing aid. One of the most important choices you can make when first choosing hearing aids is deciding
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Here’s How Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Love Life

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According to a study entitled “The effects on significant others of providing a hearing aid to the hearing-impaired partner,” “Before the provision of a hearing aid significant others experienced difficulties with person-to-person conversation, with group conversation and in viewing (listening to) television of the same order as did the hearing impaired individual. After appropriate intervention
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How to Help Your Grandchildren Understand Your Hearing Aids

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, “Among adults aged 45 and over, hearing difficulties increased with age among men and women.” If you’re among this population and you wear hearing aids or are considering them, you may be wondering how you can help your grandchildren understand what they are and how they
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Best Places To Store Your Hearing Aids

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Hearing loss becomes a common problem as we age. In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 7.1% of adults aged 45 and older used a hearing aid. If you are a hearing aid user, one of the most important things you need to know is how to store your device properly.
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Why Hearing Aids Are Different from Glasses

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Both hearing aids and eyeglasses have the important job of treating a sensory loss. However, there are many ways in which they differ. We review some of these ways below. Eyeglasses are More Common According to a report by The Vision Council, “There are 166.5 million US adults (63.7%) wearing Rx eyeglasses as of 2021.”
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Water-Resistant & Waterproof Hearing Aids: What’s the Difference?

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A study published in the journal Trends in Hearing reports that the seven most preferred attributes of hearing aids include, “performance in quiet settings, comfort, feedback, frequency of battery replacement, purchase price, water and sweat resistance, and performance in noisy settings.” The purpose of this post is to focus on the water-resistance feature – more
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