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Top 10 Hearing Aid Myths
Hearing Rehab Center

1. My hearing loss cannot be helped. In the past, people were often told by their primary care physician that “nerve” loss cannot be treated with hearing aids.  With advanced digital technology, the majority of patients with sensori-neural hearing loss (SNHL) can be helped.  Wearers can now expect improved communication with hearing aids as a rule, not the exception. 2.  Hearing aids will make me… Read More

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Buying Mail Order Hearing Aids
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by Dr. David Luther Committed to helping people reconnect through better hearing and communication. As an audiologist, I get to see patients every day seeking better hearing. Every so often, one of my patients will tell me about a friend they have who bought a mail order or over-the-counter hearing aids and wonder what I think about their friend’s decision. But instead of giving an immediate response,… Read More

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Derrick Coleman’s Life With Hearing Loss
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The Pacific Northwest has had a lot of attention lately. As you may already know, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2nd by a score of 43-8. This wasn’t the only victory… Seahawk fullback, Derrick Coleman, has been recognized throughout the nation for something truly inspiring. Despite the odds, he has worked very hard to live the life… Read More

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Everyday Noise is Affecting Your Hearing
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It used to be that factory workers and military personnel were the ones that suffered hearing loss. But now it seems that all of us are challenged by an increasingly noisy world. From the movie theater, bar, restaurant, ballpark, race track, air show, and amphitheater, our ears are bombarded by sound. And noise is not just annoying. Its long term effects can cause permanent hearing… Read More

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Finding the Right Hearing Aid for You
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To me the answer seems obvious: the one you’ll wear because it’s comfortable and it sounds good. But over and over I hear people say, “My friend wears this hearing aid. I want it.” Really? Don’t you wonder why there are six class A hearing technology manufacturers and more than twenty-six class B manufacturers…there must be a reason. And if there is a reason, how… Read More

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Halloween Safety Tips for Children with Hearing Loss
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Article originally from Beth McCormick fromStarkey Halloween marks the most exciting night of the year for many children. Decked out in their new princess or superhero costumes, kids fill the streets in a hurried effort to amass buckets full of treats. Unfortunately, Halloween can also be a dangerous holiday for children. This is especially true to children who have hearing loss. The following 5 tips will help… Read More

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Hearing Aid Insurance Benefits & Flex Spending Accounts
Hearing Rehab Center

Although health insurance is perhaps the best way to save on the cost of hearing aids, only about 40 percent of regular health insurance plans provide $500 to $3,000 toward the cost of new devices. Use Your Flex Account Dollars to Help Your Hearing However, your employer may offer an FSA or HSA (flexible spending account or health spending account), which pulls money from your… Read More

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Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids
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Whether you’re a first-time hearing aid user or a longtime wearer, advancements and changes in technology mean your new hearing system will take some time to adjust to — and depending on how outdated your old system was, you may even have an entirely new level of listening clarity! But this means there’s likely to be an adjustment period for your ears and your brain…. Read More

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Mission Trip To Haiti With Starkey
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By Dr. Meredith Wilken, Director of Professional Development Each day we witness the frustration and effects of untreated hearing loss. We see patients who have withdrawn from their families and favorite activities and start to become isolated. Luckily for us in the U.S., there are many options to help us pursue better hearing. In other countries, they are not as fortunate. Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF) is a… Read More

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Lyric Invisible Hearing Aids
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100% INVISIBLE No one will know why you’re hearing better except you. Unlike traditional hearing aids, Lyric®’s small size and placement in the ear canal make it totally invisible. Lyric allows you to enjoy the benefits of better hearing without anyone ever knowing you’re using a hearing aid. EFFORTLESS HEARING, 24/7 With Lyric, you can forget the hassles of traditional hearing aids. Lyric allows you… Read More

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