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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

In Hearing Health, Hearing Testing by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

It’s the start of the New Year and what a better way to celebrate than creating some resolutions!? There are just so many resolutions that you could make to jump start your year but it’s important to remember, whatever your resolution might be to make sure you prioritize your health. Hearing loss is the 3rd most prevalent condition affecting older …

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Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Hearing aid technology has changed a lot in the last decade, and you might not even recognize a hearing aid if you saw it. You may think hearing aids are like the clunky devices your uncle wore 15 years ago, but today’s hearing aids are small, sophisticated devices that provide the best in clear hearing. Like much of the technology …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Hearing is one of the basics of the foundation for communication. Without being able to hear properly, our communication skills will suffer. In turn, this can also affect your relationships, causing frustrations to rise. While hearing loss is a permanent condition, there are treatment options available. Scheduling a hearing exam with a professional hearing specialist is the first step to …

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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

In Community, Hearing Protection, Noise, Research by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

In today’s modern world, we’re almost constantly exposed to different noises. The sounds of our family members or neighbors moving around, the sounds of cars, the sounds of the television blaring or the furnace humming. Many of these noises are so commonplace that we don’t even consciously notice them. It’s hard to find a moment of silence unless you live …

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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

In Hearing Aids by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Dealing with hearing loss can be devastating for you and everyone around you. You are essentially operating at 80% of your capacity. Your senses are severely stunted and you will have problems understanding what is going on around you in your environment. It can be a hard and difficult thing to actually tackle and fix. In the past, when people …

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Q&A About Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

There are many questions about hearing loss that should be addressed to make the environment for people with hearing loss better. People with hearing loss often face the difficulty of trying to live with their hearing loss while also functioning in public with people who judge them or try to make up for their hearing loss with their own erroneous …

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What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

An Overview: Single-Sided Hearing Loss Anyone who experiences some type of hearing loss will greatly appreciate a simple explanation of the hearing issue because clear information and solid facts can lead to good solutions and excellent treatments. Single-sided hearing loss is, also, known as Unilateral hearing loss. SSD describes this type of hearing issue too. A person can be born …

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Improving Communication with Your Family

In Family and Relationships by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Hearing loss can cause breakdown in communication, and it may have a considerable impact on your quality of life if left untreated. It may boost feelings of social isolation because the condition makes it more challenging to communicate. It can cause withdrawal from social interactions when individuals discover that it is too hard to express yourself in large, loud settings. …

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Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

In Lifestyle by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Exposure to loud noise is a leading cause of hearing damage. The long-term results will cause permanent loss of hearing. The human ear is complex. Three parts, outer, middle, and inner ear work in synchronization to detect sound waves. We risk losing our hearing by not taking the proper precautions to protect it. Noises Responsible for Hearing Loss Have you …

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Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Loss Prevention by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Earbuds and headphones are used extensively these days. It seems like everyone has it, and it is used to listen to music and to hear the person calling on the other line. However, using it over and over for longer periods would pose a serious threat to your hearing. Your hearing can be damaged if you are not careful, and …