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Hearing aid use may reduce hospitalization

Ear Health

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a correlation between hearing aid use and the frequency of emergency visits and hospitalizations. After reviewing data from over 1300 Medicare beneficiaries with hearing loss, the researchers determined that those who wore hearing aids had shorter length of stays when admitted to … Continued


Smoking increases risk of hearing loss

Ear Health

There are several reasons to consider quitting the habit of smoking. These benefits include decreased heart risks, reduced risk for blood clots, lower cholesterol, prevention of emphysema, and lowered cancer risks. But did you know quitting smoking could also decrease your risk of hearing loss? A recent study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco … Continued


When to use ear plugs

Ear Health

If you’ve ever seen us at a community health fair, you’ve probably grabbed some of our complimentary ear plugs. But did know that ear plugs are not just to block out your snoring spouse or screaming kids? Have you heard? About 40 million US adults aged 20-69 have noise-induced hearing loss. 1 in 4 US … Continued


Mail-Order Hearing Aids

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Did you know that in the state of Florida it is illegal for businesses to sell hearing aids through the mail? Florida Statue 468.1265 states: It is unlawful for any person to sell or distribute hearing aids through the mail to the ultimate consumer. Any violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor of the second … Continued


Are you in the loop?

General

Have you ever been in a meeting, watched a play, or attended a worship service and had trouble hearing or understanding what was being said? A Hearing Loop may be just what you need. Hearing Loops, or induction loops, are small wires installed around the floor of a room (such as a place of worship, … Continued


Hearing with your Heart

Ear Health

A recent review of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows a significant relationship between heart failure and hearing loss. Seventy-five percent of adults over the age of 70 with heart failure also have hearing loss. Why is this important? Because to manage heart failure, patients must frequent noisy hospital settings, talk … Continued


Ear Wax FAQs

Ear Health

Earwax, also known as cerumen, is an orange, brown, yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal. It is a normal occurring substance meant to protect the ear canal from dirt, dust, insects, and other foreign bodies. It also assists in cleaning and lubricating the ear canal. Here are some frequently-asked questions about earwax. Should … Continued


ReSound LiNX 3D

General

A new dimension in hearing care The future of Smart Hearing is here. With ReSound LiNX 3D™ you will be able to do more and be more than you ever thought possible. Because it’s up to 50%† better at identifying speech in various environments*, you can hear up to 80%†† more of the sounds around … Continued



Shopping for Headphones: Beats by Dr. Dre

Ear Health

Beats by Dr. Dre is by far the hottest Holiday gift for teens and young adults.  These colorful headphones start at $199 and cost up to $399.  Even Oprah added them to her list of “Favorite Things” for 2013. So what should you consider when gifting headphones this year?  What is so special about Beats … Continued


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