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We live in a noisy world. Dr. Richard Neitzel , of the University of Michigan, knows this only too well. In November 2019, his team at Michigan, along with a team at Apple Inc., set out on a two-year mission to measure some of the health effects of our noisy planet. What they got was an unprecedented collection of information

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Q: What can I expect at my complete hearing evaluation? A: Many people think a hearing evaluation is where your provider plays a tone, and you simply indicate whether you can hear it. Fortunately, a hearing evaluation is more thorough than that and happens in four steps. A typical hearing evaluation lasts from 30 to 90 minutes, and we encourage

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Have you — or has someone you know — ever gone to a play, seminar, house of worship, or musical performance, optimized your hearing device settings, and still had trouble hearing? Why does this happen? Hearing in Public Spaces When you listen to a live speech, classroom lesson, classical guitarist, or clergyperson, your hearing device uses a built-in microphone to

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Q: Are my hearing aids really kaput if they get wet? A: If you only knew how often we get this important question. As powerful as they are, hearing aids — like all electronics — have a couple of Achilles’ heels, and one of them is water. The moisture could come from a swimming pool, a shower, or even the

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Dining Out? Dish on the Noise With SoundPrint RESOURCE ALERT: Enjoy Dinner Out and Hear the Convo Do restaurants seem to be getting noisier? If you think so, you’re not alone. And, what’s more, researchers have reported a connection between hearing loud music and choosing more calorie-heavy menu options. No joke! We’ve found an app that can help you take

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Just like their people parents, these furry members of the family can experience hearing difficulties too. Read on to learn what you can do. AVOID EXCESS NOISE As one of the most preventable causes of hearing loss in humans, loud sounds can also be a problem for the beloved pets in your household. Excess noise can go hand in hand

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From slips and spills to collisions, machine mishaps and more, accidents befall us all, but did you know that hearing loss might contribute to the risk of injury? In fact, one investigation found that those with hearing difficulties may have a doubled chance of suffering an accidental injury at work or play. The study, published in a 2018 edition of

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Three Cheers for Earwax! Let’s talk earwax. From its texture to its appearance, it gets a bad name. We suspect the yellow-brown goo might be down a friend or two, so we want to give credit where credit is due. Here are five reasons we think you should give earwax a second chance. Earwax Protects Your Ear Canal and Eardrum

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So many things around the house are designed to alert you using noise. But what if a hearing loss means you miss when the smoke detector or alarm clock sounds?   The following alerting devices are ideal methods for helping your home — or the home of a loved one — feel even safer. Smoke Alarms A smoke alarm-based alert

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One of the easiest ways to prevent hearing loss is by wearing ear protection. Effectively, ear protection products help limit the amount of noise your ears meet. With the right product, you can prevent exposure to loud sounds and keep your hearing intact.  How do you find the best ear protection ? Well, you have lots of options, so here

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