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Hearing Insights Blog

Could hearing aids help reduce the spread of COVID-19?

General

Respiratory and speech droplets generated by asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 are now thought to be one of the primary ways the virus is spreading. A recent study by the NIH showed that loud speech (85 dB) can emit thousands of oral fluid droplets per second. Additionally, these droplets can remain … Continued


Changing your wax guards

Hearing Aid

When hearing aid users say their hearing aid stopped working, what we find most of the time is that their wax guard needs to be changed. This usually fixes the issue. Our staff changes the wax guard on every hearing aid that comes in for a cleaning or for an appointment with the audiologist. During … Continued


COVD-19 and hearing

Ear Health

COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, can be very serious resulting in hospitalization and, in rare occasions, death. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Currently, there are no FDA-approved drugs to treat or prevent COVID-19. However, several drugs have been used with some anecdotal success in treating the symptoms of this … Continued


Hearing aids may enhance your brain

Ear Health

A recent study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience earlier this year indicates hearing aids may enhance your cognitive (brain) function. As you may have already heard, hearing loss has been linked to an increased risk of decreased cognitive function and dementia. It is important to know that hearing loss does not cause dementia, but research … Continued


Reconnecting Resound hearing aids to an iPhone

Hearing Aid

If you’re having difficulty with the connection between your ReSound hearing aids and your iPhone, we can help! Here’s a video by Dr. Lang showing how to reconnect your hearing aids to your iPhone. This may be especially helpful with the recent iOS updates. If you’re still having difficulties, please call our office at (352) … Continued


Communicating with a mask

General

In light of the pandemic, Alachua county is requiring its residents to wear a face mask when entering any place of business. As many as 20% of people with the novel coronavirus have no symptoms at all. Furthermore, someone with the novel coronavirus can be contagious even before showing or developing any symptoms. This means … Continued


Curbside Service During Pandemic

General

Clear Sound Audiology is offering contactless, curbside service for our hearing aid patients. With Florida under shelter-in-place orders by the governor, we want to emphasize the importance of staying at home except for essential business or activities. As your audiologists and hearing care professionals, we know that hearing is an essential part of life. We … Continued


Stress and hearing loss

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Most people with hearing loss can experience higher-than-average stress levels as they struggle to follow conversations and participate in social situations. Gael Hannan, writer and hearing health advocate, includes some times on how to deal with stress: Know that you are not alone in your hearing loss and you have the right to ask for … Continued


Tips for Dining Out

Ear Health

If you or someone you know has a hearing loss, you’ve probably come to the realization that restaurants are noisy and it can make for a difficult time to have a conversation. Even with the latest hearing technology and the best audiology services, dining out can still pose problems communicating. Here are Dr. Lang’s 5As … Continued


Apple Watch could help protect your ears!

Ear Health

With the release of the new Apple WatchOS 6 (and Apple Watch Series 4 or higher), a new app called The Noise app was released and may help protect your ears from damaging noise levels. The app uses the Apple Watch’s microphones to measure the ambient noise level in your environment. Damage to our ears from … Continued


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