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A FM system is a special wireless device that helps people hear better in noisy listening situations.  FM stands for frequency modulation and uses radio waves to transmit audio signals to the listener.  The device is typically used in conjunction with hearing aids but can also be used alone in cases of normal hearing. The FM system can be used to

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Simply put, aural rehabilitation is the process of learning how to hear again. You might also see the term aural habilitation, which is the process of learning to hear. When a child is diagnosed with hearing loss at birth, there has been no exposure to sound and therefore do not know how to hear. Some parents will choose to have

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If you have hearing or balance problems, you may be referred to a specialist for further testing or treatment. Should you see an Audiologist or an ENT Physician? Sometimes the answer is “both”. An Audiologist is a health care professional who can evaluate, diagnose and manage hearing loss and balance disorders. Audiologists have earned a doctoral degree (Au.D.) or master’s

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What a unique gift idea!  There are many different gift ideas in this category ranging from hearing aid necessities to accessories that help a hearing aid user connect with the world around them.  Batteries!  Hearing aid users buy lots of batteries over the course of a year.  Depending on what size battery a hearing aid takes, batteries need to be

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This is a very good question. It may seem as though this question has a very obvious answer, with the answer being that you should have a hearing test if you are having trouble hearing, and yes, this answer is correct. However, there are several other situations that may indicate the need for a hearing test. Some of the most

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Getting hearing aids is a big decision. Not only do they have a big effect on your enjoyment of life and your relationships with others, they are also a substantial purchase. There are a number of factors that affect the cost of hearing aids. Some of the cost factors depend on your individual selection of hearing aid; other costs are

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Many hearing aids do have automatic volume controls that work to adjust sounds to audible levels while maintaining comfort.  The hearing aids take into account an individual’s hearing loss and amplify sounds appropriately.  While this automatic technology is very successful and greatly reduces the need for a manual volume control, the technology inside the hearing aid can’t account for individual

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And Conserving What Hearing You Have Left Your hearing is important for both practical and social reasons, and when you begin to lose it, your quality of life suffers. Many people don't realize that they have severe hearing loss until it's too late. While it is normal to lose a small amount of your natural hearing range as you get

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