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Hearing and Power Tools

Hearing and Power Tools

Many people are aware that power tools like drills and saws can be loud- but not everyone knows the damage that this loud sound may be causing to their hearing. Even a short period of exposure to these loud levels can cause permanent hearing loss. It is so important...

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What are Real-Ear Measures?

What are Real-Ear Measures?

When fitting a hearing aid, an audiologist takes many factors into account. The audiogram, the output and acoustics of the aid, and the shape of the ear canal must all be considered. Many audiologists use estimations and experience to establish the required gain. We...

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Contacting Emergency Services

Contacting Emergency Services

When you're in an emergency situation, and need help, you pick up the phone and call the police, ambulance, or fire brigade. But for many people who are Deaf, or have a hearing loss, talking on the phone is a challenge, or even impossible. This is made much worse if...

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New Products: June to September 2019

New Products: June to September 2019

In a constantly developing field like audiology, we see new products join our portfolio on a regular basis. Let’s have a look at the new hearing aids and related devices that have been released in the last few months. These are the new products from June to September...

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How do I turn my hearing aid off?

How do I turn my hearing aid off?

When consulting with patients who are trying hearing aids for the very first time, we start with the basics. We want to get the hearing aids set up appropriately, evaluate how well they are working, and teach the person how to handle them. One of the first things that...

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What is Vertigo?

What is Vertigo?

Dizziness is a difficult thing to describe. When a patient is feeling dizzy, there can be a variety of terms used to describe exactly what they are feeling. Some feel light headed, some feel unstable, some feeling rocking and some feel spinning. Some patients describe...

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Whistling Hearing Aids

Whistling Hearing Aids

Some years ago one of the biggest things that irritating people about their hearing aids was feedback. Older hearing aids would often make a high pitched scream, like a whistle. This would most commonly occur when the person was close to a surface or another person,...

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What is Cauliflower Ear?

What is Cauliflower Ear?

If you've watched a professional rugby match, you might have noticed some players' ears look lumpy or swollen. This is called Cauliflower Ear. This swelling occurs as a result of a blood clot that forms after physical trauma to the outer ear. What is cauliflower ear?...

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Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

In the last few years almost all hearing aid manufacturers have created hearing aids that are Made for iPhone. This wonderful technology allows iPhone users with these hearing aids to connect their phones to the aids directly, with no intermediary device needed. Made...

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Caffeine and Hearing Loss

Caffeine and Hearing Loss

There are few people who do not enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. Caffeine is something most adults feel they need to consume every day. As audiologists, we are often asked whether there is a link between caffeine and hearing loss. Could caffeine worsen one's hearing...

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