How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid

If you’re struggling to communicate with a vendor at the Downtown Topeka Farmers Market, it may be time to get a hearing aid. There are so many hearing aid manufacturers, styles of hearing aids and features available, it can be incredibly overwhelming to figure out which one is right for you. Fortunately, you can rely
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Most Common Hearing Aid Problems & How to Prevent Them

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When well taken care of, hearing aids should last five to seven years. In order to preserve their lifespan and ensure your devices provide years of good hearing, it’s important to be aware of what kind of damage hearing aids are susceptible to and how to avoid it. Below we review common hearing aid problems
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New to Hearing Aids? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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Hearing loss is common, affecting approximately 48 million people across the nation. But despite its prevalence, most people know very little about hearing aids, like how they work, how often they need to be worn and what maintenance they need. We cover many commonly asked questions about hearing aids below. What Exactly Are Hearing Aids
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How to Get the Perfect Hearing Aid for Your Lifestyle

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Hearing aids come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors and vary widely in terms of features. It can be overwhelming to think about choosing a device that’s just right all on your own; fortunately, you don’t have to. An expert audiologist can walk with you every step of the way to help you
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Protect Your Hearing Aids this Summer

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Your hearing aids are valuable medical devices that help you communicate with others and stay alert to your surroundings. Because they have such an important job, it’s important to do everything you can to keep them in good working order. It’s especially important to stay aware of how to keep them safe during summertime activities.
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Hearing Protection for Musicians – What Are the Options?

Hearing is important for many reasons – communicating with loved ones, alerting us to danger, etc. – but for musicians, it is their livelihood. Yet this population is at increased risk of hearing loss due to regular noise exposure. Below we review the importance of hearing protection and what musicians should look for in earplugs.
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Tips to Remove Earwax from Your Hearing Aid

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Earwax has the important job of preventing your ear canals from drying out as well as trapping dirt and germs. While ear wax is important to the health of your ears, too much of it can have negative effects. Not only can it become impacted, it can also get lodged in your hearing aids, causing
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Hearing Aids Can Help Improve Listening Fatigue

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You know that feeling of exhaustion you get after leaving a dinner party at The White Linen or a conference meeting at work? That feeling is called “listening fatigue,” and for people with hearing loss, it sets in much sooner and with less stimuli than for someone with normal hearing. What Causes Listening Fatigue? The
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What to Look for in a Hearing Aid

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If you’ve recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, your audiologist likely recommended a hearing aid as treatment. The next step in the process is selecting a hearing aid that’s right for your hearing and lifestyle needs, so you can once again converse with your partner at The White Linen and follow along at conferences at
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How to Care for Your Hearing Aid Batteries

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While some of today’s hearing aids feature rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, many still take disposable button batteries. These batteries contain mercury, silver, lithium and other heavy metals, which can be very dangerous. It’s important to know how to care for and handle your hearing aid batteries in order to prevent a dangerous accident. What’s the Danger
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