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Savvy Consumer Tip: Easy Hearing Test

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Chris Bjorklund

Do you suspect you may have hearing loss? It may be time to get checked. In this video, Savvy Consumer Chris Bjorklund explains how to get an easy and inexpensive hearing test. Read more

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Two Types of Hearing Aids

Posted on May 14, 2016 by James Florence

With Mark Sanford of Better Hearing Center

Most people know about hearing aids, but few are aware that they fall into two different categories. The first type of hearing aid is called a “daily wear device,” which is worn during the day and removed at night. Daily wear hearing aids have been around for a long time, but today’s devices are fully digital and programmable to meet wearers’ individual needs.

The second type of hearing aid is called an “extended wear device.” This hearing aid is placed deep within the ear canal and, unlike a daily wear device, worn 24 hours a day. Professionally installed by an audiologist, Read more

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Secondary Effects of Hearing Loss

Posted on October 14, 2015 by James Florence

With Eric Stratton of Advanced Instruments Hearing Aid Center

Since hearing loss is a gradual regression, most people who experience it fail to notice the symptoms. In fact, it’s common for those with hearing loss to be in denial about it, blaming their communication issues on the assertion that other people don’t speak clearly or loudly enough.

This highlights one of the great complicating factors of hearing loss: our use of language to communicate. Due to the complexity of verbal interaction (including the wide variety of tonal inflections), sufficient hearing is just as important as clear articulation. If someone speaks to you and you misunderstand even a single word, Read more

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