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Hearing Aid Misconceptions

Hearing Aid Misconceptions

Hearing aids today are sophisticated, well-designed instruments, not only comfortable to wear but with many options to make them as appropriate as possible to each user. They are designed to cater for all hearing losses and lifestyles and are usually chosen after open...

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What can I expect at my first hearing test?

What can I expect at my first hearing test?

The prospect of having one's hearing tested for the first time can be a daunting one. Sometimes people feel a pressure from friends or family to have it checked, and people are often very worried about what the results will be- even if they already know that there is...

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Whilst hearing aids these days are highly sophisticated devices, they are still just machines, trying to replicate and amplify natural sound. Amplified sounds are quite different to normal hearing and thus take some getting used to. Statistics show that most people...

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How should I clean my ears?

How should I clean my ears?

When it comes to ear hygiene, both the biggest hero and the biggest villain is ear wax. This sticky substance that healthy ears naturally produce is extremely helpful in trapping debris, repelling water, resisting infection and preventing insects and other...

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Tips for Hearing in Background Noise

Tips for Hearing in Background Noise

For anyone with hearing loss and/or hearing aids, the most challenging environment has to be a situation with a lot of background noise. Whether it’s a busy restaurant, a big family get together, or an exciting rugby match, hearing speech over background noise is...

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How does age affect hearing?

How does age affect hearing?

It is common knowledge that our hearing, like other parts of the body, deteriorates as we get older. Age-related hearing loss occurs in approximately 30% of adults between 65 and 74 years old. This increases to 40-50% over the age of 75.  With such a high prevalence,...

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NEW PRODUCT: Oticon ConnectClip

NEW PRODUCT: Oticon ConnectClip

This little gadget has been promised for almost a year now, and it has finally arrived. When Oticon released the OPN Velox hearing aid platform, people loved the natural sound, especially in a group setting, thanks to OPN Sound Navigator. It was also really exciting...

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How Long Should Hearing Aid Batteries Last?

How Long Should Hearing Aid Batteries Last?

Today's Big Question is one that Audiologists and other Hearing Healthcare Professionals get asked on a daily basis. It's a tough one, because of many variables, but there is a general rule of thumb that we follow when giving patients this advice. There are four size...

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