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  • Symptoms of Hearing Loss

    If illness or injury causes an abrupt change in your ability to hear, it’s typically quite noticeable. However, many times hearing loss develops gradually, which can make it challenging to recognize that there’s a problem. What are the symptoms of hearing loss? What causes it? And what risk factors can leave you vulnerable to this [...]
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    How to Clean a Hearing Aid

    The human ear’s self-cleaning mechanisms are pretty effective, but what is good for the ear isn’t necessarily good for a hearing aid. Learning how to clean a hearing aid is an important task if you want to keep yours functioning well. How to Clean a Hearing Aid Earwax may not be a particularly appealing substance, [...]
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    Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

    Ringing, chirping, hissing, buzzing, or even ocean waves – however you experience tinnitus, it can be annoying. Tinnitus does not cause hearing loss, but hearing loss and tinnitus are related. In some cases, hearing loss even gives rise to tinnitus. Hearing Loss and Tinnitus What Is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the physical experience of hearing a ringing or [...]
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    How Hearing Aids Work

    You can’t underestimate the importance of communication: the imparting or exchanging of information. Through conversation, we can connect with the people around us. We can meet new people, foster friendships, express our opinions, share important news, and so much more. When hearing loss makes it difficult to take part in conversations, your personal life and [...]
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    Exploring the Function of Cerumen

    Once upon a time, the artists tasked with illustrating medieval manuscripts used cerumen (more commonly known as earwax) in their paints (source). While that was a creative use of a substance many people consider an embarrassing nuisance, earwax does have an important purpose. Believe it or not, the primary function of cerumen is to protect [...]
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