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Keeping you up to date on hearing health news and tips

MedRx Hearing Center Blog

Keeping you up to date on hearing health news and tips
Is Hearing Loss a Disability? (And How You Can Get Help)

Is Hearing Loss a Disability? (And How You Can Get Help)

Hearing loss affects more than 1.5 billion people worldwide and 48 million in the U.S. alone. But of the 48 million Americans with hearing loss, how many do we consider “disabled”? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a disability as “a physical or mental...

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Top 6 Signs You May Need an Audiologist

Top 6 Signs You May Need an Audiologist

Unless you’ve had hearing aids for a while, an audiologist probably isn’t in your regular rotation of healthcare providers. But do you ever wonder if you could benefit from an appointment too? Chances are, yes! There are many reasons why someone would need to visit an...

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Preventing Hearing Loss: 5 Tips to Protect Your Hearing

Preventing Hearing Loss: 5 Tips to Protect Your Hearing

Your ears play a vital role in providing your brain with information that’s essential to life. Our ears help us communicate with friends and family, helping us build relationships and form deep connections. In many older individuals, hearing loss can lead to social...

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Now Is the Time for Better Hearing

Now Is the Time for Better Hearing

20% of the U.S. population has hearing loss in at least one ear, according to a study by the World Health Organization. Though the number sounds staggering, hearing loss affects a vast majority more of our friends, family, and neighbors than many expect. Yet, as...

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Are Your Hearing Aids In a Drawer Instead of Your Ears?

Are Your Hearing Aids In a Drawer Instead of Your Ears?

Were you prescribed hearing aids but can’t seem to get used to them? Did you take them off one day in frustration and have yet to return to them? If so, you wouldn’t be the only one. Going from a world where everything is harder to hear to one where you can hear...

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The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Many variables go into calculating someone’s risk for dementia, but hearing loss is one of the biggest determining factors, according to a 2020 report by the Lancet Commission. The precise connection between hearing loss and dementia has been at the top of...

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OTC vs. Prescription Hearing Aids

OTC vs. Prescription Hearing Aids

OTC (Over the Counter) Hearing Aids vs. Prescription Hearing Aids: Which Are Right for Me? In August, the FDA finalized a ruling allowing a new category of hearing aids to be sold in pharmacies and online. These over-the-counter hearing aids (OTCs) were approved for...

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Can The Weather Hurt My Hearing Aids?

Can The Weather Hurt My Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are essentially mini computers with a lot of technology packed onto a chip housed inside the casing. Any extreme swing of temperate and/or humidity can have an effect on the components of a hearing aid. Hearing aids are comprised of a chip, microphone,...

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Are Q-tips Safe for My Ears?

Are Q-tips Safe for My Ears?

Everyone produces wax and oils in their ear canals. There are glands within the ear canal that produce the wax and oil on a regular basis. Some individuals produce wax at a very fast pace while others produce a minimal amount. There are also different consistencies of...

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Household Items Contributing To Hearing Loss

Household Items Contributing To Hearing Loss

Aging is not the only cause of hearing loss. The amount of noise exposure someone has over his or her lifetime is also a factor that contributes to the amount of hearing loss an individual has. Noise exposure is most commonly thought of as only work-related. However,...

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Is All That Technology Worth It?

Is All That Technology Worth It?

There is a common misconception amongst individuals with hearing loss that if you are not very active, you do not need all of the great technology available in a premium hearing aid. Hearing aids are tools to help the ears hear sound and the brain process the...

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Hearing Loss Increases Fall Risk

Hearing Loss Increases Fall Risk

Our ears play a very important role in our daily lives by helping us with hearing and vestibular (balance) function. There are two organs in the ear. One is called the Cochlea and it collects vibrations and pressure waves to determine which sounds we are hearing and...

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How To Keep Your Hearing Aids In Good Condition

How To Keep Your Hearing Aids In Good Condition

Hearing aids require simple, but very important, maintenance. Remaining diligent with keeping the hearing aids clean can increase the lifespan of hearing aids. There are several different types of hearing aids and each type will have different replaceable parts. On...

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Low Battery

Low Battery

Replacing batteries is a necessary part of wearing most hearing aids. Hearing aid battery life depends on several factors. The first is the size of the battery. There are 4 different battery sizes listed in size order from smallest to largest: 10, 312, 13 and 675. As...

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Single-Sided Deafness versus Unilateral Hearing Loss

Single-Sided Deafness versus Unilateral Hearing Loss

There is one main aspect that differentiates single-sided deafness and unilateral hearing loss. It is the degree of hearing loss. When an individual has one ear that has normal hearing and the other ear has profound (or no hearing ability) hearing loss, it is said...

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Humidity and Hearing Aids

Humidity and Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are essentially mini computers that evaluate complex environments, process sound and apply amplification to account for an individual’s hearing loss. The microchip inside of the hearing aid is susceptible to environmental factors such as moisture just as...

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