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Ever thought about how your brain chooses what sounds to focus on?

Have you ever thought about how your brain chooses which sounds to focus on in loud environments like coffee shops? Your brain is doing something amazing with incoming sounds – it is prioritizing those you want to pay attention to like the conversation with your friend across the table and ignoring other unimportant sounds like the coffee grinder and the conversations at the next table. Th...
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Adapting to your new hearing aid

Successful hearing aid use is often a combination of properly fit hearing instruments, patient compliance and an individualized audiologic rehabilitation program (AR). One of the biggest challenges facing new hearing aid wearers is relearning to process the sounds that have been muted over time by hearing loss. Hearing aids are charged with the difficult task of effectively compensating for an ...
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Xino Tinnitus Hearing Aid helps football coach stay on the sidelines

David Faust is a 37-year veteran educator and football coach. Faust has coached at both the high school and college level. Currently, he’s putting the offense through their paces at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and teaching physical education at Henry Sibley High School. Faust likes to joke that as the “third oldest guy on the offensive side of the ball [at Carleton],&r...
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How Complex Hearing Aids Benefit Wearers in the Real World

Many people underestimate the complexity of hearing loss. They look at friends or family members with hearing loss and assume that the experience is simply a quieter world. In this same regard, there is a common assumption that hearing aids are a simple amplifier, boosting the world to normal hearing levels. The reality of hearing loss is that it is a complex chronic disease. In fact, statistic...
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The Halo Effect - Alanna's Story

Alanna Kaivalya has lived with hearing loss since childhood, but that clearly hasn’t held her back! She learned to excel in school and even explored music, despite moderate-to-severe mixed hearing loss in both ears and not being fit with hearing aids until age 21. Recently, Alanna was fitted with Starkey Halo Made for iPhone hearing aids, and she not only noticed improvement in her he...
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Simple Steps to Enhance Hearing Aid Performance

Maintaining your hearing aid through daily cleaning and regular service is extremely important. Proper care helps retain optimum hearing conditions, extends the life of your hearing aid, and ensures proper hygiene. Troubleshooting Before taking your hearing aids in for servicing, check this list of symptoms and possible solutions. If the problem persists, we can help you find a professional. H...
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Tips for effectively communicating with a hearing aid wearer

John Powel once stated that “Communication works for those who work at it.” People with hearing loss have to work extra hard to successfully communicate in their day-to-day lives. Even when hearing aids are used and the person with hearing loss employs communication strategies, communication breakdowns often occur. One of the most common reasons for a communication breakdown is poo...
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