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Unilateral Loss of Hearing

Unilateral Loss of Hearing

Unilateral hearing loss is the loss of hearing in one of the ears. It is often difficult to identify this type of hearing loss since one of the ears might be functioning perfectly well. This type of hearing loss can be effectively treated through the use of hearing aids. Unfortunately, hearing loss is an irreversible condition which is why even with hearing aids, your hearing will never quite be what it used to be originally.

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Hearing Loop Systems

Hearing Loop Systems

Hearing loops are devices that enable you to listen to electronic audio signals effectively by eliminating background noise. Almost all the hearing loop systems include four vital components: An amplifier box, wire loop cables, the sound receiver (this is usually your hearing device), and the device you want to enhance the clarity of (for example a telephone).

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Battery Information for Hearing Devices

Battery Information for Hearing Devices

Every hearing aid utilizes their particular battery style which are widely available at most pharmacies. The predominantly used brands of batteries manufacture their own type of batteries that can be used in hearing aids. These brands include Duracell, Eveready, Everlast, and Rayovac.

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Inner Workings of a Hearing Device

Inner Workings of a Hearing Device

People have attempted to treat hearing loss with various devices since the 19th century. It has taken 200 years of advancements in modern technology to develop the tiny devices that are now commonly known as hearing aids.

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Helping a Hearing Impaired Friend

Helping a Hearing Impaired Friend

When you notice that your friend is experiencing hearing loss, it can take a while to muster up the courage to talk to them about it. Addressing hearing loss with a close friend can be an embarrassing, awkward situation at first.

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Reduced Hearing Abilities with Age

Reduced Hearing Abilities with Age

Hearing loss resulting from an increase in age is known as Presbycusis. Research shows that people begin to lose their sense of hearing between their 30s and 40s, while some lose their hearing sooner than others for multiple reasons.

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Prevent Dementia with Good Hearing

Prevent Dementia with Good Hearing

Dementia is a rising problem in the American population today, with one in ten Americans being affected by it, especially in those over the age of seventy years. Furthermore, this rate is expected to increase drastically over the next couple of years.

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