Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Hearing Aids

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One look inside any supermarket or store makes it clear that Halloween is right around the corner. If you have kids or grandkids, you’re probably planning to take them trick-or-treating around the neighborhood or at Topeka Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo. Whether you or your child has hearing loss and uses hearing aids, it’s a
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How to Make the Most of Phone Calls When You Use Hearing Aids

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Talking on the phone is a notoriously difficult listening situation for people with hearing loss. It can even be a challenge for people with normal hearing. This is because sound is distorted over the phone and because visual cues like lipreading, facial expressions and gestures are absent. Below we review how to make the most
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How to Make the Most of the Movie Theater with Hearing Loss

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If you’ve been recently diagnosed with hearing loss, you may feel as though you can’t enjoy some of the activities you once loved, like going to the movies. This is simply not true; with the right accommodations, you can continue to attend and enjoy the movies just like you always have. We review how below.
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How To Navigate Different Listening Environments With Hearing Aids

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If you have hearing aids, you want to ensure they can help you hear in all listening environments. After all, throughout the day, you are exposed to varying degrees of sound, from enjoying a quiet breakfast at home to dinner with friends at a busy restaurant like Fedeli’s Steak & Pasta. Let’s examine how hearing
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How Often Should You Get a New Audiogram?

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When you get a hearing test, your results are plotted on a graph known as an audiogram. Audiograms are an effective tool for quantifying the degree of hearing loss and the type of hearing loss you have. However, just like how you need to get your eyes rechecked every few years if you wear prescription
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I Don’t Like My Hearing Aids. What Should I Do?

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Hearing aids are an important investment in your health and wellbeing. People who treat their hearing loss with hearing aids regularly report happiness with their device and an increase in overall quality of life. However, that doesn’t mean that hearing aids come without growing pains. If you are new to hearing aids, it might be
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What Can I Expect from My Hearing Aids?

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Many people mistakenly believe that putting in a set of hearing aids restores hearing the way eyeglasses immediately provide 20/20 vision. According to one study, “Hearing aids restore sensitivity, but fail to restore normal perception.” This is because, when you have untreated hearing loss for many years, your brain undergoes neuroplastic changes; this means it
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Hearing Aids Can Help You Navigate Noisy Environments

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Hearing loss often comes on gradually, and the signs can be subtle at first. One of the more common signs is struggling to hear in noisy environments. Three Reasons You Have a Hard Time Hearing in Noisy Places While even people with normal hearing can struggle to make out what’s being said in louder places,
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Five Tips for Dining Out with Hearing Loss

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It can be hard to fully enjoy dinner with your family at Cook’s American Grill if you’re struggling to hear what they are saying. Unfortunately, restaurants can a difficult environment for people with hearing loss. The good news is that there are ways to help yourself hear better and enjoy your dining experience. Why Dining
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What Is High-frequency Hearing Loss?

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If you struggle hearing your grandchildren speak or are missing the sounds of birds chirping at Lake Shawnee Trail, you may have high-frequency hearing loss. High-frequency hearing loss is when you struggle to hear higher-pitched sounds. It’s one of the earlier signs of sensorineural hearing loss, and it can cause you to miss out on
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