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Hearing Health Blog

Q.  My parents are exhibiting a growing amount of frustration and antagonism with our family and each other.  At times they can become very angry or just shut down.  It seems mostly to be when they cannot hear well.  If their hearing is involved, could using hearing aids improve their moods? A.  The behaviors you describe can all be components

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Q.  To me, my family mumbles and talks too softly.  I am also more sensitive to noise than I used to be.  How can hearing aids help me hear their voices better without making background noises too loud? A.  Today’s hearing aids are smart enough to help your brain hear voices better and resist the effects of background noises.  Yes,

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Q.  Over the last 3-4 years, it feels like my left ear is not picking up any sound at all.  I struggle more now to talk with my family, work mates, and friends.  Could a hearing aid help my left ear? A.  There are at least two non-surgical options to consider.  For either of them, you should get a thorough

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Q.  The likelihood of me mis-hearing what someone says has jumped dramatically in the past year or two.  This past weekend during a walk, I thought one of my children asked me “Do you see Governor Abbott?”. She had actually said, “Do you see the little rabbit?”  How would hearing aids stop me from mis-hearing this way? A.  When we

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Q.  I have used hearing aids for over 20 years and have had mixed success with four different brands.  What are the big differences between the different hearing aid brands? A.  Hearing aids are available in the U.S. from a multitude of manufacturers.  Some of these companies have been around for 70-80 years.  One company, Oticon, has been researching, designing

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Q.  Our family has watched my 76-year old father completely change over the past 6-7 years.  He used to be self-assured, friendly, and was very family-centered.  He has become highly defensive, prefers to be alone, and has a hair trigger, even with my mother.  He refuses to discuss it, but could his hearing loss be the cause? A.  The symptoms

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Q.  I am a complete klutz when it comes to technology.  Most hearing aid ads highlight a lot of technical features.  They sound neat and amazing, but how can I overcome being scared of technology? A.  We are often frightened by things we don’t understand or have never seen.  One of the best ways to reduce your fear of technology,

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Q.  I’m not sure which is worse; the problems I have hearing people or the ringing I hear in both ears.  Will a hearing aid reduce the constant ringing I hear in my ears? A.  For most people who hear a constant ringing in their ears (tinnitus), there is not way to make the ringing go completely away.  However, since

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Q.  I listen to music at work through ear buds.  And I spend about 2-3 hours on work-related calls every day with colleagues and clients.  I understand the newest hearing aids can wirelessly relay calls and music.  How would that work in my situation?   A.  Some of the most recently released hearing aids are able to help you stay

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Q.  Are there performance advantages for hearing aids that use rechargeable batteries versus throw-away batteries? A.  Overall, when either a rechargeable or a throw-away battery works up to their peak performance, a hearing aid should perform equally well with either battery.  That said, there are some differences in handling and reliability between the two battery choices.     The typical rechargeable

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