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ARTICLE BY: Erica Scudder, AuD

Obesity and Hearing Loss

We know that maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to our overall health and wellbeing, but did you know that your weight also plays a key role in your hearing health? The body’s inner ear consists of both the hearing and balance organs. The balance organ has a complex system of fluid filled semi-circular canals […]

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ARTICLE BY: Jessica Reitz, Au.D.

What Happens During a Sound Sensitivity Test?

Hypersensitivity to sound is a rare condition that affects about one in every 50,000 people. This type of hearing sensitivity disorder can lead to fears of loud noises, avoidance of social situations and decreased tolerance for normal noises, like the running of a vacuum cleaner. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and believe […]

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ARTICLE BY: Megan Alston, Au.D.

What Should You Do If Your Child Failed a Hearing Test?

Pediatric hearing loss can be scary for parents and children alike — but knowing the best course of action in the event of a failed hearing test can help. Many hearing problems can be managed or overcome, especially if they’re caught early. Getting a hearing test performed is the first step to helping your child either […]

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ARTICLE BY: Alpaca Audiology

New Hearing Aid Technology in 2021

Every year, hearing aid manufacturers release new models. These products always have upgrades of some sort, including improvements to how well they perform in complex environments. The best hearing aids now have sophisticated features that can optimize noise minimization, so you can spend less energy fussing with your device’s settings and more time engaging with […]

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ARTICLE BY: Alpaca Audiology

Hearing Aid Price List

Affordability is a concern for many as they shop for hearing aids. The average age of first-time hearing aid users is 70 years old, a time when many individuals have transitioned to a fixed income during retirement. Even for users not on a fixed income, the cost of hearing aids can be prohibitive since these […]

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ARTICLE BY: Alpaca Audiology

Hearing Aids VS. Hearing Amplifiers: What’s the Difference?

Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues in the U.S – close to 37.5 million adult Americans are currently experiencing some form of hearing loss. In terms of treatment, hearing aids are the ideal method. However, the cost of hearing aids can be an issue for some. Because of this, people often […]

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ARTICLE BY: Alpaca Audiology

Avoid these Hearing Aid Ripoffs

It is estimated that over 38 million people over the age of 12 in the United States have hearing loss in both their ears, according to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. That’s a significant number of Americans who could potentially benefit from hearing solutions. However, like many industries, the hearing aid industry […]

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ARTICLE BY: Alpaca Audiology

Hearing Aid Parts

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 1 out of every 5 men, and 1 out of every 8 women, have at least some trouble with their hearing. Among folks 65 and older, about 1 in 3 suffer from hearing loss. Age isn’t the only factor contributing to hearing […]

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ARTICLE BY: Jessica Reitz, Au.D.

If I Have Hypersensitivity to Sound, Why Should I Get a Hearing Aid?

Hypersensitivity to sound — a condition that is also known by the name hyperacusis, is something people experience when their ears become unusually sensitive to loud noises. It is a rare condition, and affects about one in every 50,000 patients. Hypersensitivity to sound is often accompanied by a condition called tinnitus, when patients hear noises (buzzing, ringing, whooshing) […]

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