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Wearing Your Hearing Aids All Day — Why It’s a Must

In our experience at HearWell Audiology, some folks are inconsistent with wearing hearing aids all day. This is not entirely uncommon, many times people choose to go without around the house and only use hearing aids when venturing out for dinner or social events. This may seem like a harmless thing to do, however if you are only providing the brain with a full range of sound part of the day you may be selling yourself short.   It is vital for the brain to hear everything going on throughout the day, even sounds that may seem unimportant. While sitting and reading a book you might not...

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5 Foods to Help Hearing Health

  There are many ways for us to prevent hearing loss, protect our ears and improve our overall hearing health. Using earplugs at concerts, recognizing and avoiding dangerously high levels of noise, or keeping earbud volume at a safe level are just a few ways to help, but did you know food might be a factor? It turns out that food and hearing protection can go hand in hand!   The phrase “you are what you eat” is well known, but it might not be common knowledge that your hearing is what you eat too! That’s why we are here to educate and inform! We put a list of foods together that...

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Untreated Hearing Loss Could Be Bad For Your Health

  We all know hearing loss can impede communication and make life harder, but it turns out ignoring signs of hearing loss could be worse than we thought. According to a major study from The National Council on the Aging (NCOA), leaving hearing loss untreated may have “serious emotional and social consequences for older persons.” The study—conducted by the Seniors Research Group—found the myth that hearing loss is a “harmless condition” is just that, a myth.   The study conducted a survey of 2,300 hearing impaired adults aged 50 and older and they found that those with untreated...

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Earbuds and Earplugs; The New Big Issue

  A hundred years ago safety standards were worlds different, from sunscreen to cribs, and seat belts to cigarettes. It seems like every year there is a new discovery made about different precautions to take and this can seem scary, but it also works to our advantage. The more we know the more we can protect our safety! One of the hottest buzz issues at the moment is earbuds and earplugs — more specifically how these affect our hearing health.   For our children’s sake it is important to note all the ways we can improve — knowledge is power! Recently there has been a lot of light...

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Why Fear Is the Real Hearing Loss Issue

  When we talk about hearing loss what are we actually talking about? A quick “hearing loss” Google search will tell you the signs and symptoms of hearing loss. The information provided about it is most likely going to be about tinnitus, types of hearing loss, and even causes of hearing damage. What does this tell us about the conversation surrounding hearing loss problems? It tells us we are talking about the wrong issues.   While it is important to identify diminishing hearing and to understand how hearing damage occurs, it is equally if not more important to talk about the fear...

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First-Ever Hearing Aid to Connect to the Internet Now Available at HearWell Audiology

First-Ever Hearing Aid to Connect to the Internet Now Available at HearWell Audiology

Drs. John and Janet Miles recently joined more than 1,300 leading hearing care professionals at a professional conference in Orlando that introduced Oticon Opn™, a revolutionary new hearing aid with BrainHearing™ technology.  With new Opn, people with hearing loss hear better with less effort and remember more of what is said. Opn expertly manages multiple speech and noise sources so people don’t have to work as hard to understand speech, even in challenging listening situations like restaurants or social gatherings.   “Oticon Opn is the first hearing aid proven to make it easier on the...

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