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The 33 million Americans who suffer with hearing loss are loved by someone who wants to help.
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The truth, if you are hearing impaired, you will benefit from wearing hearing aids, period.
Some things you may want to know but didn’t know who to ask about hearing loss and hearing aids.
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- American Academy of Audiology
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Better Hearing Institute
- Mayo Clinic
Our Company works with industry groups to ensure that its products and services meet or exceed industry standards with respect to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Our Company’s products and services are specifically designed to include features that help our customers comply with HIPAA. Our Company uses a relational database that employs a secure login process requiring a user name and password. Our Company supports role-based access. That is, users are assigned to groups, each with certain access rights, which may include the ability to edit and add data or may limit access to data. When a user adds or modifies data within the database, a record is made that includes which data were changed, the user ID, and the date and time the changes were made. This establishes an audit trail that can be examined by authorized system administrators.
Hearing aids require care to ensure that they work properly. If you notice a problem, here are a few tips on how to troubleshoot problems with your hearing aid. THE HEARING AID APPEARS TO BE DEAD OR WEAK Reason #1 Cause: Dead, weak, or wrong type of battery. Test: Substitute new battery. Remedy: Battery replaced. Reason #2 Cause: Battery reversed in battery compartment so that the (+) terminal is where the (–) terminal should be. Test: Take the battery out, turn it over and re-insert the battery. Remedy: Battery inserted correctly. Reason #3 Cause: The earmold is plugged with wax or
There are various known risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease, including diet and lifestyle, family history, and age, as well as conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and other vascular disease. But what does all that have to do with your ears? THE LINK A growing body of research suggests that hearing loss and cardiovascular disease are often linked. Although the nature of this connection is still under investigation, experts suggest that injury to blood vessels and impaired blood flow may be to blame. “The inner ear is so sensitive to blood
We’ll just get straight to the point. No, a properly fit hearing aid will not make your hearing worse. The key to the answer lies in the phrase “properly fit”. There are several steps involved in ensuring that a hearing aid is fit properly. STEP 1 THE HEARING TEST AND PATIENT HISTORY STAGE Gathering information about your medical history particularly as it relates to your hearing is essential when we are ready to develop a plan to provide you with better hearing. The hearing test is essential in determining the type and
The most common types of hearing loss are noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and presbycusis. NIHL is the result of exposure to excessive amounts of noise. Presbycusis is a gradual hearing loss in both ears that commonly occurs as people age. However there are more than 100 different causes of hearing loss. Here are just a few that help to outline the complexity of the auditory system and the multitude of ways in which it can be damaged. Frankly, it’s miraculous that a problem that