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How to Properly Clean Your Ears

April 2nd, 2017 (No Comments)

Q: What do your ears and your oven have in common? A: They are both self cleaning It’s true! Your ears can clean themselves with the help of cerumen. Cerumen, the medical term for earwax, forms in the outer one-third of your ear canal, naturally migrating out of your ear with jaw movements, such as talking or […]

The Gift of Hearing

February 23rd, 2017 (No Comments)

What?!!? Can you repeat that please? This question gets a better response by the way. Hearing is something we all tend to take for granted. And the longer you live, the more likely you will develop hearing loss. It’s a fact of nature. Many people don’t seek treatment for several reasons. They don’t realize they […]

Understanding the Tinnitus Facts

February 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

Do you (or a loved one) experience a ringing in your ears that no one else can hear? If so, you are not alone. You have tinnitus, an audiological and neurological condition experienced by nearly 50 million Americans. Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. While it is commonly […]

Hearing Loss at 20?

February 8th, 2017 (No Comments)

Nearly 20 percent of people in their 20s already have some hearing loss, and more than half of people are not losing their hearing from loud noise at work, according to a new report we read on NBC News. The survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds a surprising number of Americans […]

Everything You Need to Know About Hearing Aid Batteries

January 17th, 2017 (No Comments)

Batteries are one of the most important things when it comes to hearing aids. Hearing aids need a steady source of power from a quality hearing aid battery in order to run effectively and properly. A low battery or defective battery can significantly impair the performance of a hearing aid. Here are four things you […]

Dolls With Disabilities Escape The Toy Hospital

January 9th, 2017 (No Comments)

When Dominika Tamley chose “Isebelle,” her American Girl doll, she picked a toy whose hair and eye color matched her own. But the 10-year-old is quick to point out that’s not the only way the doll resembles the real child who plays with her. “She’s like a mini-me,” Tamley explained with pride. “Because she has […]

Treat Hearing Loss!

December 29th, 2016 (No Comments)

Getting a hearing test and treating hearing loss can open up a whole new way of looking at life! New research shows that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids are more likely to be optimistic, tackle problems actively, have a strong social network, and feel engaged in life. Research has long shown that addressing […]

‘Tis the Season for Giving at Starkey Hearing Technologies

December 21st, 2016 (No Comments)

Starkey® Hearing Technologies, the only American-owned and operated hearing aid manufacturer, is celebrating its annual season of giving with an array of local charitable events to support families, children and veterans. “Ever since Bill Austin founded Starkey Hearing Technologies, almost 50 years ago, philanthropy has been embedded deep in the company’s DNA,” Starkey Hearing Technologies […]

Is Noise Tolerance A Problem?

December 14th, 2016 (No Comments)

We have all experienced discomfort in noise. Sometimes it’s too loud, like a motorcycle or large speaker system; sometimes it’s annoying, like fingernails on a chalkboard. Either way, noise takes many forms and impacts each of us differently. For instance, take the rumbling of a motorcycle engine. While some find it a nuisance, the motorcycle […]

Talking About Hearing Loss is a Matter of Timing

December 1st, 2016 (No Comments)

Talking to a loved one about their hearing loss is a difficult thing to do. Each holiday season, millions of American struggle with hearing loss at social gatherings around Thanksgiving, religious holidays and New Year’s Eve. For some there is embarrassment and frustration. For others their family and friends are more burdened by the challenge of […]