MedRx Hearing Center Blog

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
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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Making the Connection

Making the Connection

Hearing aids are not just hearing aids anymore. They are more than those things that used to squeal in your grandparent’s ears. Hearing aids get smaller, yet smarter and more powerful every year. The advancements in hearing aids over the years have gone from analog to...

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Listen to Your Heart

Listen to Your Heart

Almost 50% of couples attribute good communication to the success of their relationship. Good communication between spouses and friends relies on communication strategies used to portray information and hearing healthcare to listen. Listening in many ways is more...

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Hearing loss is a major risk factor for dementia

Hearing loss is a major risk factor for dementia

One-third of dementia cases could potentially be prevented if the following lifestyle factors were better managed: Hearing loss - Hypertension - Depression - Smoking - Of those lifestyle factors, hearing loss has the greatest potential to help prevent dementia cases...

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Why do my ears pop?

Why do my ears pop?

The auditory system is made up of three sections. The first is the Outer Ear which consists of the ear canal and the pinna which is the part that can be seen on the side of the head. The Middle ear consists of the eardrum, 3 bones (malleus, incus and stapes), tendons...

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