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Quick Guide to Understanding Decibel Charts

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Today’s world is full of loud sounds, from the roar of lawnmowers to the clamor of construction sites. Even your favorite hobbies may emit sounds big and strong, such as: riding a motorcycle, playing or producing music, spending an afternoon at the shooting range, or home improvement using power tools. 

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, Loud, Protection, damage, hearing protection, dangerous, ears, hearing loss, protect, hearing test, noise-induced hearing loss, decibel levels, dB levels, Healthy Hearing, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, loss & damage

Ask the Expert: Why people avoid or delay a decision to wear hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“One of my good friends has a hearing problem, and it’s obvious to everyone (including herself). She went in for a hearing test and seemed happy to find out she was a good candidate for hearing aids. However, when I asked her about it later, she said ‘I’m not ready yet,’ but wouldn’t tell me why. What’s holding my friend back?"

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, Flex Spending, hearing aid price range, hearing loss treatment, prices on hearing aids, hearing aid coverage, hearing aid price, insurance coverage, hearing solutions, FSA/HSA Flex Spend Dollars, hearing aid prices, Hearing Program, Cost of Health Care, schedule an appointment, Medicare Advantage, family & friends, Family member, Affordable Hearing Solution, Hearing Aid Discount, Health Insurance, Affordable Insurance, hearing discount, Affordable Hearing Aids, technology, self-esteem, Hearing Aid Features, new hearing aids, Medicare, Ask the Expert, Advanced technology, Nearly invisible hearing aids, Modern hearing aids

Sudden Temporary Hearing Loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Sudden temporary hearing loss can be very upsetting and confusing issue to experience. The good news is it can be remedied if diagnosed and treated early. Here, we will break down everything you need to know about temporary or sudden hearing loss from causes to treatment options and most importantly, what you can do to minimize your risk of experiencing it. 

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Topics: noise, hearing, Loud, Protection, damage, hearing protection, dangerous, outdoors, ears, hearing loss, protect, excessive noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, decibel levels, dB levels, outdoor events, Healthy Hearing, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, relationships, environmental, loss & damage

Ask the Expert: Safely addressing hearing loss during the COVID-19 era

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“I was planning to see an audiologist about my hearing loss, and then COVID-19 put my plans on hold! Is now a good time to reschedule my appointment? My hearing definitely needs help, but I don’t want to take any undue risks with my health.”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing loss treatment, hearing help, schedule an appointment, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare professional, Untreated Hearing Loss, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aid Features, hearing aid tips, Ask the Expert, COVID-19

Ask the Expert: When and How to Discuss a Loved One’s Hearing Loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Today’s Question:

“I’ve noticed that my husband’s hearing has gradually deteriorated over the past couple years. I’m thinking I should talk to him about it before it gets a lot worse. Is this the right time, and can you guide my discussion?”

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Topics: hearing care, hearing loss, hearing appointment, hearing test, hearing loss treatment, insurance coverage, schedule an appointment, FSA, HSA, Medicare Advantage, hearing evaluation, depression, Family member, Hearing Aid Cost, Untreated Hearing Loss, Affordable Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss and Falls, dementia, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, hearing quiz, Ask the Expert

Hearing Protection for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Aug 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Summer and fall are the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors. But could your favorite outdoor activities be putting your hearing at risk?

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Topics: noise, hearing, Loud, leisure activities, Protection, damage, hearing protection, dangerous, outdoors, ears, summertime, hearing loss, protect, hearing solutions, Hearing Care Solutions, excessive noise exposure, decibel levels, dB levels, outdoor events, Healthy Hearing, Family member, Hearing Loss Prevention, noise exposure, Sudden Hearing Loss, social skills, relationships, environmental, loss & damage, Noisy Summer Activities

Three tips for wearing a face mask with hearing aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 27, 2020 2:18:52 PM

With many states putting mandates in place, wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has quickly become part of our daily routine. But, if you have hearing aids, wearing a mask can be cumbersome. Below are three tips to take the stress out of wearing a mask with hearing aids.

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Topics: hearing loss, Hearing aid care, COVID-19

Summer Hearing Hazards

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 1, 2020 8:45:00 AM

As the weather gets nicer, it's time to get outside, get active and have some fun. But some summertime  activities can expose you to harmful noises that you might not even think about.

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Topics: noise, hearing, Loud, summer, leisure activities, Lawn mower, fireworks, motorcycle, summertime, hearing loss, Protect your hearing over the holidays, hearing loss causes, noise-induced hearing loss, loud noises, outdoor events, yard work, 4th of July, Hearing Benefit, noise exposure, Noisy Summer Activities, Fourth of July Fireworks

Can Hearing Aids Cause Vertigo?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM

At one point or another, you’ve probably stood up too quickly, and perhaps lost your sense of balance. Feeling dizzy or unsteady can happen briefly and usually isn’t cause for serious concern. However, when that dizziness doesn’t have a clear cause or occurs on a regular basis, there may be an underlying problem.

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Topics: noise, hearing, communication, Loud, outdoors, hearing loss, hearing appointment, locations, hearing help, outdoor events, environmental, frequency, hearing quiz, Vertigo

How to Dry Out Your Hearing Aids

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 29, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Accidents happen. It’s easier than you may imagine to forget you’re wearing your hearing aids and jump into the shower. What do you do then? Amplifon Hearing Health Care breaks down how exactly to dry out your hearing aids when your plans go awry.

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Topics: noise, hearing, Protection, outdoors, hearing loss, locations, Batteries, Billing, outdoor events, Hearing aid care: 6 summer risks, Family member, social skills, environmental, frequency, hearing quiz, Loneliness, Sweat, Moisture, Dry out your hearing aids

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