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Why are you waiting to get #hearingaids?
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Safe Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax is a combination of cerumen, which is produced by your body's sebaceous glands to keep the skin in your ear moist, and dead skin cells, which your ear canal sheds just like the skin on the rest of your body. We have this natural wax is to protect the ear from damage and infections. Normally, a small amount of wax accumulates and then dries up and falls out of the ear canal, carrying with it unwanted dust or sand particles.

Ear wax is formed in the outer third of the ear canal and is helpful to coat the skin of the ear canal where it acts as a temporary water repellent. The absence of ear wax may result in dry, itchy ears, and even infection.

It may be time to seek a medical professional, or audiologist, to remove ear wax when these symptoms appear:

- Earache
- A sense of fullness in the ears
- Hearing loss
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Cough
- Itching
- Discharge from the ear canal

Wax is not formed in the deep part of the canal near the eardrum, but only in the outer part of the canal near the external opening. Because of this, most attempts to clean the ears by using cotton swabs, only result in pushing the wax further into the ear canal.

When a doctor sees ear wax pushed up against your eardrum, he or she knows that it is often because you have been probing your ear with things like Q-Tips, bobby pins, or twisted napkin corners. These objects only serve as ramrods to push the wax deeper into the ear and can lead to further complications.

When ear wax has accumulated so much that it blocks the ear canal (and interferes with hearing), an audiologist may need to wash it out (known as lavage), remove it by suctioning, or remove it with special instruments. Alternatively, a doctor may prescribe ear drops that are designed to soften the wax.

Make an appointment with your family doctor, or your audiologist, if you think you may have any symptoms of an earwax impaction. Other conditions may cause these symptoms and it is important to be sure earwax is the culprit.

#earwaxremoval, #earwax, #audiologist, #eardoctor, #hearingloss, #hearinghealth
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When you see a deaf mother, it is okay to interact. Here are some tips on how to do that. #deafmoms #deafparents #howtotalktoadeafperson http://ow.ly/iqbZ30fc83v
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Coping with Tinnitus – It Can Be Done.

As if hearing loss isn’t hard enough to deal with as we get older, there is another condition which affects up to 1 in 10 adults and is more likely to affect adults over 60. What is it? Tinnitus.

Mostly known as “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus can also come in the form of hissing, clicking or whistling – all of which can make life very frustrating! When you cannot get the noise out of your head, many people feel isolated, depressed or anxious.

We want you to know that if your tinnitus cannot be treated, there are some things that you CAN do to cope with the condition. They include:

• Avoid anxiety or stress which can stimulate an already-sensitive hearing system.
• Get lots of rest and avoid getting fatigued.
• Do not use nervous system stimulants like caffeine, alcohol or smoking (nicotine).
• Sleep with your head propped up and elevated with an extra pillow or two which can lessen head congestion and reduce the ringing.
• Know that tinnitus is often more noticeable at night when things settle down. Have a ticking clock or play soft music at night to mask the ringing in your ears.
• Use a tinnitus masker if needed.
• Discuss using hearing aids with an audiologist. They amplify sounds and mask the ringing.
• Avoid further damage to your hears from excessive noise exposure, occupational hazards and use hearing protection when necessary.
• Seek counseling if you feel depressed or cannot deal with the emotional distress tinnitus can cause.

When tinnitus cannot be treated, you can try these to help you cope. Protect your hearing now and avoid this serious and devastating condition if your hearing has not yet been affected.

#tinnitus, #hearingloss, #audiologists, #hearingaids, #tinnitustreatment, #ringingintheears
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Get your hearing aids out of the drawer!

Despite the improvements in hearing aids, usage is still low and the underuse of hearing aids is still high.

Hearing aid usage has been found to improve quality of life issues, specifically improving communication in relationships, intimacy and warmth in family relationships, emotional stability, sense of control over life events, perception of mental functioning and physical health. If a patient does not wear their hearing aid, then it could have a significant impact on their quality of life as well as on others around them. There is also an increased risk of depression and anxiety.

So why are people still refusing to wear hearing aids?

There are several top complaints that seem to be the main reasons hearing aids get tossed in a drawer. One of the main reasons - they just don’t work well. This is probably due to the fact that they are using the wrong type of hearing aid.

Digital hearing aids now offer many advantages over analogue hearing aids, including increased comfort, digital feedback reduction, digital noise reduction, digital speech enhancement, automatically switching listening programs, directional microphones, and remote controls, as well as smaller size and open fit design.

Benefits of digital hearing aids also include improved sound quality, multiple listening programs for different listening environments, compatibility with remote control options, and flexibility in manipulation of the frequency, compression, and gain.

If you feel like your hearing aids aren’t performing well, then it’s time to see your hearing specialist. Work with an audiologist who will help determine your lifestyle and listening needs, and then match the technology to meet those needs. Once you’ve found that hearing care partner and have selected your technology, establish a schedule of follow-up visits to make sure that your devices are addressing your needs, and that you have a successful fit.

#hearingaids, #audiologist, #hearingcare, #hearingaidfit, #hearingdoctor, #hearingloss
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Love listening to music? Many people do but headphones often damage our hearing when the volume is too loud. These headphones can help avoid #hearingloss! Have you seen these new #headphones that won’t cause #hearingloss? http://ow.ly/9r2d30e4WaG
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What do you think? #blessing, #Deafness
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Our open house is tomorrow! Come tour our new offices while enjoying some refreshments! Bring your family and friends! #openhouse
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Don’t Let Hearing Loss Keep you from Enjoying a New Journey

Many families are finishing up summer travel and making great memories. Don’t let your hearing loss come between you and great memories. Many people with hearing loss don’t have the confidence to travel, however, here are a few simple tricks to make travel manageable for you and your family.

Traveling by train tends to have the most obstacles when it comes to hearing loss. One of the best things you can do is research your route. Not all trains have visual displays that announce the next stop. One way around this is to research the route, you can write down the stops and will know when your next stop is approaching. This can help to cut down on stress.

Most train tickets can also be bought online and printed at the station. This is extremely helpful because it bypasses the awkward exchange of trying to communicate with someone behind the plastic ticket window. If the route is complicated and contains many stops, write down the stops, and times before you travel. This will take the stress of trying to figure out where you are and where the next stop is.

Airlines, on the other hand, have made traveling with hearing loss much easier. Most airlines have apps you can download ahead of time which can send alerts, via text, regarding gate changes and delays. Busy airports are loud, and often make it more difficult to hear announcements. It is also a good idea to ask a fellow traveler to let you know if your flight experiences any changes. Most people are more than willing to help.

When making reservations for your hotel, let the front desk know that you have hearing loss and that you would like the “ADA Kit” that all hotels should supply travelers. Simple changes in technology have made tasks like watching TV easier. Most TV remotes have one button now that will add closed captioning for those with hearing loss.

Traveling with hearing loss shouldn’t be a deterrent to making great memories and seeing new places. If you suspect or show signs of hearing loss, it’s important to see an audiologist that works with hearing loss patients. Don’t let hearing loss get in the way of a great road trip.

#hearingloss, #travelingwithearingloss, #hearingaids, #hearingtests
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Children with Hearing Loss Can Achieve It All!

Too often, we are concerned about what children with hearing loss cannot do rather than discuss what they can do – or their potential, should they be given the proper early intervention and opportunities to thrive. When it comes to a child with a hearing loss, early intervention is the key, but so are the connections and support services they’re given. Through this growth and improvement, they will be more likely to succeed in school and in the social realm.

Experts state that children with severe or profound hearing loss, usually achieve skills in school no higher than the 3rd or 4th grade level, unless appropriate educational intervention occurs. If your child suffers from a serious hearing issue, our audiologists can work with their school and physician to provide early intervention strategies and devices to help improve their hearing.

Aside from just the medical or academic interventions, we also encourage you to consider outside groups, or communities, in which your child can interact with other children, doing “normal” activities. In one CNN report, theater has been quoted as great therapy for children with hearing loss. Michelle Christie, director of the theater group, says that the participating children feel a sense of belonging as well as observing noticeable improvement in their oral language skills and self-esteem.

How wonderful for children with hearing loss to feel like they belong! This is difficult for many of them, but when you can find them these types of therapy, you’ll watch them thrive!

#hearingloss #childrenwithhearingloss #hearingaids #hearinglosstherapy #earlyintervention

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