posted By: Earlens Web | 11.14.16

Tips for Your Hearing Aid Appointment

If you’re experiencing hearing loss symptoms, or if you currently wearing a hearing aid but have noticed more trouble hearing, it may be time to visit your audiologist.   What to do before going into the office Go into your appointment prepared to share specific questions…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 11.07.16

Is a Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aid Right For Me?

Receiver-in-canal hearing aids (RICs) have two major parts: A case behind the ear holds the hearing aid’s amplifier and microphone, while a small ear piece that contains the speaker (known as the ‘receiver’)  sits inside the ear canal. A small tube connects the receiver to…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 11.04.16

7 Tips to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

This football season, don’t forget to protect your hearing while you’re at the game. With battles raging between fans to be the loudest crowd, your hearing could be at risk.   Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by extremely loud bursts of sound, or exposure…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.31.16

Tips for a Safe, Happy Halloween

This year, a few tips can help families enjoy a fun and safe Halloween together. Read on to learn how parents can educate their children on Halloween safety.   Teach children to cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks, and making eye…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.29.16

How to Choose a Hearing Aid

Perhaps you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid, but are overwhelmed by the many options available. In this blog post, we will break down the different types of hearing aids.   How hearing aids work Most hearing aids work in a similar way to capture…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.22.16

How Hearing Aids Work

Sound starts as vibrations in the air. In normal hearing people, these vibrations are captured by the outer ear (also called the pinna), and funneled down the ear canal to the eardrum, where the magic of hearing begins. In the middle ear space behind the…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.16.16

What is Conductive Hearing Loss?

Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound does not move effectively through the ear canal to the eardrum and the tiny bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. Unlike sensorineural hearing loss, which represents the majority of hearing loss cases, conductive hearing loss can often be treated medically or surgically….

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.13.16

What is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?

As many as 10 million Americans have hearing loss caused by excessive exposure to noise. An unsafe level of noise exposure can temporarily or permanently damage the hair cells and supporting structures of the inner ear that are responsible for sending sound information to the…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.10.16

What is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

  Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the sensory structures of the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. This type of hearing loss reduces the ability to hear faint sounds, and can also make…

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