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How to Protect Your Hearing Aids This Summer

The summer season brings a number of things to mind: warm sun, time spent in nature, and pool days. While pleasurable to the body and soul, summer activities can be less friendly to your hearing aids. Moisture, humidity, allergens and other debris can negatively impact the ability of your devices to work properly. Audiology Services [...]

How Hearing Aids Improve Communication

Although deciding to get hearing aids is a huge step, the devices don’t do you much good if you aren’t committed to wearing them. It seems like common sense, but it’s all too familiar of a situation – studies show that less than one-third of people over 70 who could hear better with a hearing [...]

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Hearing Loss Doesn’t Have To Limit Your Work

Many people with hearing loss may assume there is a long list of jobs they can’t do because of their diminished hearing ability. The opposite is actually true, although some adjustment in strategy and expectations may help – both for the person with hearing loss and their coworkers. Audiology Services of Marin reminds you that [...]

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Why You Should Not Ignore Hearing Loss

People may not take single-sided hearing loss as seriously as they would hearing impairment in both ears. This kind of thinking could lead to a quick and permanent loss of hearing if not addressed quickly. Audiology Services of Marin offers the following information about why you never want to ignore any type of hearing loss, [...]

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Reasons to NOT Delay your Hearing Appointment

Do Not Delay a Hearing Appointment If you’ve been delaying making that appointment with your audiologist, May is Better Hearing Month – the perfect time to quit procrastinating. There are many reasons why putting off your hearing health is detrimental to not only your ears but many other aspects of your health and overall well-being. [...]

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How Medicine Can Cause Hearing Loss

Medicine and Hearing Loss Did you know that medicine designed to make you feel better can actually contribute to hearing loss? Some prescription and over-the-counter drugs are known as ototoxic, meaning they are known to contribute to hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems. Audiology Services or Marin reminds you that more than 200 medications are [...]

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Smartphone Technology Boosts Hearing Aids’ Capabilities

The Latest in Smartphone Technology The rise in smartphone technology has led to a rise in listening possibilities with internet-connected hearing aids. Smart devices such as your iPhone or Android phone can do everything from stream music, TV or phone calls directly to your ears, control volume settings and help locate your hearing aids if [...]

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Progression of Hearing Loss & Solution

Progression of Hearing Loss & Solutions Although hearing loss can be experienced at any age, pop culture during your generation can often be a determining factor in the reasons of your auditory issues. The Greatest Generation Those born in the first part of the 20th century faced a number of world events that impacted [...]

Hearing Heart To Heart

Hearing Heart To Heart The family and friends of those experiencing hearing loss will often notice the issue long before the patient is willing to admit it.  For some individuals, they may not respond to being told: “you have a hearing problem.” Reasons why a person may avoid having their hearing tested: It happened [...]

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Food & Tinnitus

The Impacts of your Diet on Tinnitus Tinnitus is a common occurrence, affecting over 20 million people in the United States.  The symptoms and severity can vary person to person, as well as triggers. Your diet can affect your tinnitus symptoms; here are some foods to limit. Fats & Meats: High cholesterol has been found [...]

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Treatment for Hearing Loss

Treatment for Hearing Loss Hearing loss is a health condition that affects 36 million people in the U.S., including nearly half of all Americans over the age of 75. Despite its commonality, only 20 percent of those with hearing loss address the issue by seeing a hearing specialist. Summer is the perfect time to [...]

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The Surprising Link between Heart & Hearing Health

The Surprising Link between Heart & Hearing Health Cardiovascular disease is an extremely serious health issue in the United States. In fact, it’s the cause of one out of every four deaths among Americans, making it the leading killer of both men and women annually. Heart disease is also linked to other health issues that [...]

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Do you suspect you may have Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is a major public health issue that ranks third in line after arthritis and heart disease as one of the most common physical conditions? If you have suspected for a while you have hearing loss but just haven’t got around to doing anything about it, that is not unusual. On average it takes people seven years from the time they think they might have a hearing loss to the time they seek treatment.