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How Modern Hearing Aids Can Save Your Holiday Season

  Living with hearing loss during the holiday season can be particularly challenging. While you may actually prefer to NOT hear some of your family members, the conversations you do wish to participate in can be stressful. And because most large holiday gatherings tend to be loud, it can be virtually impossible to concentrate on any one person or dialogue. more »

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Treat Your Hearing Loss

 We all put things off, routinely talking ourselves out of stressful or uncomfortable tasks in favor of something more enjoyable or fun. Distractions are all around as we tell ourselves that we will sooner or later get around to whatever we’re presently working hard to avoid. Often times, procrastination is relatively harmless. We might hope to clean out the basement, more »

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6 Ways Your Brain Transforms Sound Into Emotion

 It has long been established that there are powerful connections among sound, music, emotion, and memory, and that our personal experiences and preferences determine the type and intensity of emotional response we have to various sounds. For example, research has uncovered these widespread associations between certain sounds and emotions: The sound of a thunderstorm evokes a feeling of either relaxation more »

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6 Ways to Lose Your Hearing

 The ironic part of hearing loss is that we don’t have a tendency to begin appreciating our favorite sounds until after we’ve lost the ability to clearly hear them. We don’t pause to contemplate, for instance, how much we appreciate a good conversation with a close friend until we have to incessantly ask them to repeat themselves. Whether it’s your more »

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The Right Way to Clean Your Ears

  Blausen.com staff. “Blausen gallery 2014”. That there is a right way to clean your ears suggests that there is a wrong way, and for sure, there is a very wrong way. The wrong way is widespread, and it breaches the very first rule of cleaning your ears: don’t insert foreign objects into your ear canal. That includes cotton swabs more »

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