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When buying hearing aids: 6 essential things to know

(BPT) – Being an informed health care consumer is hard work. There is information everywhere. But how do you sift through it and make sense of it all? And how do you know what is reliable and what isn’t? Sorting through the noise when buying hearing aids is no exception. In the past several months, […]

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Invisible hearing aids make myths of wearing one disappear

(BPT) – While 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, many of them do not wear a hearing aid. In fact, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 80 percent of people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear one. Looking older, doesn’t fit lifestyle and too much of a […]

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How Bluetooth hearing aids are transforming the way we live

(BPT) – Bluetooth technology is steadily expanding the role of modern hearing aids from tiny marvels that make use of artificial intelligence to process sound into true, state-of-the-art multimedia hubs now capable of two-way communication. The primary goal of hearing aids has always been to improve speech understanding. While this hasn’t changed, manufacturers are now […]

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Is your hearing loss a barrier to a happy life?

(BPT) – Sheliadawn Fitch would wonder if it really was possible for her to hear again. But she would shove aside those thoughts, overcome by fear and uncertainty, telling herself she was doing okay. Not that you could blame her. The vivacious Texan had been through a lot, having lost much of her ability to […]

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Advanced hearing technology offers ideal features for the summer season

(BPT) – Summer is the season of hot weather, outdoor activities, vacations and other conditions that in the past posed a threat to people who wear hearing aids. Extreme humidity, sweat, rain and the occasional splash were threatening to the devices’ tiny electronic components. Carrying extra batteries everywhere and worrying about the last time you […]

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3 pressing reasons to talk hearing health at your next physical exam

(BPT) – When was the last time you and your doctor talked about your hearing? The fact is, only about 3 in 10 adults who had a physical exam in the last year say it included a hearing screening, according to research conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). That’s a shame, because research shows […]

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Breakthrough technology offers numerous benefits to people with hearing loss

(BPT) – The latest breakthrough in hearing aids is not what you’d expect. In an industry dedicated to helping people hear better, some hearing aid manufacturers have developed technology that helps people live better, too. Lithium-ion batteries — a rechargeable technology that has been used for years in cell phones and laptops — is now […]

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Enjoy your life again: Fix your hearing

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Want a memory boost? Try a hearing test

(BPT) – Intrigued by all the brain-training products out there to keep your mind sharp and spirits young? You may want to consider something else: A hearing test. That’s right. Mounting evidence links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function. What that means is, if you keep brushing off that suspected hearing […]

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Now hear this: 10 jobs that can damage your hearing

(BPT) – How likely are you to experience hearing loss because of your job? You may think you’re safe if your job doesn’t involve operating noisy machinery, but hearing loss can occur whenever you’re regularly exposed to sounds of 85 decibels (dB) or louder. That means in addition to people in occupations you’d expect to […]

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