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Choosing the right hearing aid

Pros and cons of over-the-counter hearing aids Starting this month, adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss can buy hearing aids at a retail store or online without a prescription, exam, or audiologist fitting. The new category of hearing aids of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids established by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes with pros

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Three types of hearing loss explained

It takes a lot to impress English TV personality, entrepreneur and record executive Simon Cowell, the notoriously critical judge on America’s Got Talent. But Mandy Harvey, a deaf singer and songwriter, did just that when she sang an original song called “Try,” earning a Golden Buzzer from Cowell. Harvey has a disease called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome,

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Can fireworks damage my hearing?

Summer has arrived and it won’t be long until fireworks take center stage. It’s always good to be reminded of steps to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Firework safety tips Always have a responsible adult supervise firework activities, including sparklers. Always wear eye protection while lighting fireworks. Always keep a safe distance from

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How loud is too loud?

All of us are exposed to sounds constantly throughout our day. Many are harmless, but some, over time, can damage your hearing. Understanding decibel levels for different sounds helps you recognize when hearing protection may be in order.

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Hearing loss and the holidays – 10 tips for hosting

With all the sights and sounds of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that not everyone experiences holiday gatherings in the same way. According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, approximately 1 in 20 Minnesotans has hearing loss to some degree. One estimate predicts that 50% of families will host at least one

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No more hearing aid batteries?

What would it be like to never worry about buying batteries for your hearing aid? The newest hearing aid on the market now comes with rechargeable batteries!